Enrique Granados

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Birthday
27, 1867
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 24, 1916 (48)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1867
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 24, 1916 (48)

About

Classical musician whose compositions possessed a decidedly Spanish bent. He was an example of musical nationalism.

Before Fame

He was denied entry into the Paris Conservatoire, but Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot, a conservatoire professor, opted to give him private lessons anyway because of de Bériot's mother's Spanish ancestry.

Trivia

He unveiled his piano suite Goyescas in 1911. It was his most memorable composition.

Family Life

His father, Calixto, was a Spanish army captain.

Associated With

He accepted a recital invitation from President Woodrow Wilson that delayed his return to Spain. He ended up booking passage on the Sussex. It was torpedoed by the Germans, and he lost his life in a futile attempt to save his wife.