The twelve Spanish Dances, Op.37, were composed in 1890, and initially published in four sets of three dances each. These early works, inspired by the Spanish national school of Felipe Pedrell, were one of Granados' first successes as a composer, and have become one of his most popular piano works, second only to the masterly Goyescas.
The 12 Spanish Dances have been transcribed for guitar as well as for orchestra, and are more often heard on the guitar than on the piano, especially the famous 5th dance, Andaluza (sometimes named Playera), which is one of the most performed Spanish classical pieces.
Complete recording by Monica Alianello
Recorded in 2008
|1||Galante/Minueto (To Amparo)||3:16|
|2||Oriental (To Julian Marti)||4:52|
|3||Fandango/Zarabanda (To Joaquin Vancells)||4:22|
|4||Villanesca (To T. Tasso)||6:56|
|5||Andaluza (To Alfredo G. Faria)||3:37|
|6||Rondalla aragonesa/Jota (To D. Murillo)||5:41|
|7||Valenciana (To Cesar Cui)||4:54|
|10||Danza Triste/Melancólica (To S. A. R. l'Infante Isabelle de Bourbon)||4:12|
Played on flute and piano by Monica Alianello