Granados Celebration Coverage in Nuvol

Digital Catalan magazine Nuvol has an article about Douglas Riva’s upcoming performance on April 29th at the Morgan Library and Museum, and about Granados’ time in New York and the Celebration at large. We are delighted to see the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many-time collaborator Benet Casablancas called “possibly the most important living Catalan composer” — “the Granados of […]

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Douglas Riva Solo Concert at the Morgan Library, Apr 29

Fans of romantic piano music will have one more opportunity this month to catch Douglas Riva performing Granados’ solo piano works, on April 29th, at the beautiful Morgan Library and Museum. Riva, for readers just joining us, is co-organizer of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s ongoing Granados centenary celebrations and one of the world’s foremost […]

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Chamber Music of Granados at the Hispanic Society

Next up in the docket for our continuing Granados Centennial festivities is a concert with Douglas Riva at the Hispanic Society of America, April 14th. Douglas will be performing selected chamber music of Enrique Granados with Erica Kiesewetter (violin) and Wolfram Koessel (cello). A reception will follow.

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Miguel Roig-Francoli World Premiere, Apr 12

Spanish composer Miguel Roig-Francoli has an upcoming world premiere in NYC! His new work, Six Preludes after Chopin, will premiere at The Green Space on April 12, 2016, as a part of a solo recital by pianist Soyeon Kate Lee.

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Medieval Music Besalú: July 2016

Medieval Music Besalú, one of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many early music partners, has just opened registration for its 5th Annual Course in July 2016.

Medieval Music Besalú is an extensive course in medieval music performance, held in the beautiful medieval town of Besalú, Spain (Catalonia). At the festival, students may take classes in all aspects of medieval music, from medieval Latin and Pythagorean tuning to reading music manuscripts, with of course, many opportunities for coaching in vocal and instrumental performance. Highlights of the upcoming course will include workshops in the Carmina Burana and liturgical drama.

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Granados Centenary Performance

A major highlight of the Granados Centenary celebrations will be the performance in New York of the long-lost masterpiece Cant de les estrelles (Song of the Stars) by Voices of Ascension, directed by Dennis Keene, with pianist Douglas Riva.

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Upcoming Granados Events

The Centenary and Anniversary of Enrique Granados Commemoration is fast expanding. Many talented scholars and artists have agreed to participate, and several events have been schedule for the future, in both New York City and Washington D.C.

The Hispanic Society of America has announced a series of three concerts of music by Granados in honor of the Granados Centenary and in recognition of the important relationship between Granados and the Hispanic Society of America. In 2016, the chorus of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will perform Granados’ Cant de les estelles. An academic conference has also been schedule for that same year, in order to bring together scholars to explore Granados’ life and works.

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Enrique Granados Centenary and Anniversary

The coincidence of the Centenary of Granados’ death in 2016 and the 150th Anniversary of his birth in 2017 provides a unique opportunity to re-discover and re-evaluate the important contributions of Enrique Granados to the musical world and to highlight the ties between his native Catalunya and the city of New York. An international committee is now actively working to organize and coordinate events commemorating the Granados Centenary around the world, including Walter A. Clark, Miriam Perandones Lozando, John Watson Milton, Mary Ann Newman, Mònica Pagès, Antoni Piza, Douglas Riva, and Anna Tonna.

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