A Performance of Cant de les estrelles in Washington D.C.

2016: As a part of the Enrique Granados Centenary and Anniversary, the chorus of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., directed by Reilly Lewis, will give a performance of Enrique Granados’ Cant de les estrelles (Song of the Stars). Featuring piano, organ, and voice, the piece was premiered on March 11, 1911, with Granados himself on the piano. The poetic text derives from an unknown source, and is entirely in Catalan. Along with Isaac Albéniz, Granados was one of the defining composer of the Spanish nationalism movement, and this is one of his finer pieces. More details to come.