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.

Cant de les estrelles was premiered by the Orfeó Català, Barcelona in March, 1911 and the work was repeated in a private concert in June of that year.  Although recognized as a  masterpiece it  was never again performed and the manuscript was though lost until it was recovered in 2006.  Dennis Keene directed Voices of Ascension  in the first performance in almost 100 years in 2007 with pianist Douglas Riva, the first pianist to perform the work after Granados himself.  The concert was recorded by Naxos and the CD was nominated for a Grammy award.