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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From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados in New York

2016: 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. Enrique Granados and his wife, Amparo Gal, arrived in New York on December 15, 1915. Among the many important events during their visit to the city Granados received an honorary membership in the Hispanic Society of America and was presented by its founder and president, Archer Huntington, with the Silver Medal of Arts and Letters. Granados in turn inscribed a musical phrase on one of the columns in the central hall of the society´s building and he also gave the Hispanic Society the original manuscript of the vocal score of the opera Goyescas.

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