Thanks so much, everybody. I’m blowing you all kisses. (except for you, Terez – not that I don’t like you, but you know…
Longs…hmmm….that stumped me for a bit. But now….yes, Chopinman, you’re right – the piece is called “Sardana”, and stupid me just did what you probably did, looked it up on Google. ( I know – duh. I always forget about Google and instead look in my dictionaries.) In case anyone else is wondering, I found this information, which describes it perfectly.
Sardana, published in 1914, is Granados’ only piano work directly inspired by popular Catalan culture. It is dedicated to the American pianist, conductor and composer, Ernest Schelling. The sardana is a two-part group dance, typical of Granados’ native Catalonia, in which the dancers form rings. The steps, curts (shorts) and llarchs (longs), shape the music. Granados’ Sardana belongs to the genre of concert sardanas, not intended for dancing
So it’s not a tempo marking at all!
Pete, I know who Douglas Riva is and have listened to a lot of his Granados recordings. I used to get that magazine too but didn’t know he was one of the editors.