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Granados, Enrique

Granados, Enrique ānrē´kā gränä´ᵺōs [key], 1867–1916, Spanish composer and pianist, b. Havana studied at Barcelona with Felipe Pedrell. His most significant works are those for the piano in which he created the peculiarly Spanish manner later used by de Falla. Goyescas (1911), a set of piano pieces that later formed the basis for an opera of the same name, is his outstanding work. He appeared as a pianist in Paris and Spain, and Casals and Saint-Saëns were among artists who performed with him and admired his style.

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