Enrique Granados: Poet Of The Piano
Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano
Enrique Granados (1867-1916) is one of the most compelling figures of the late-Romantic period in music. During his return voyage to Spain after the premiere of his opera Goyescas in New York, a German submarine torpedoed the ship on which he and his wife were sailing and they perished in the waters of the English Channel. His death was mourned on both sides of the Atlantic as a stunning loss to the music world, for he had died at the pinnacle of his career and his late works held the promise of greater things to come. While Granados's tragic demise casts a pall over his life story, author Walter Clark reveals an artist of remarkable versatility and individuality and sheds new light on his enduring significance.
"Clark tactfully addresses conspiracy theories surrounding the tragic death, including a far-fetched one, which claimed that England plotted the torpedo attack to lure America into the war. A compelling musical-historical panorama." --Newark Star-Ledger
About the Author
Walter Aaron Clark is Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Riverside, where he is founder and director of the Center for Iberian...