Re: Granados Twelve Spanish Dances

unknown-user on #110777

Zoraida, you would be surprised how difficult it is to get Spanish music in the United States. I have tried a few times to get Moreno-Buendia’s piece for harp and orchestra without luck, and also the solo by Montsalvatge, and others. UME used to be easy to find, but only certain titles, and I have them all, but could never get Danza de la Hoguera by Pittaluga. There seems to be a real distribution barrier due partly to language, perhaps. But then, many music publishers make it difficult to get their music rather than easy. So, I compose my own Spanish music.

I would like to go back to the Granados dances again to make more harp ensemble arrangements, but it’s a little discouraging when other people put out their stuff first.

I have made solo transcriptions of Granada and other pieces by Albeniz, and I have quite a lot edited, but not printed, pieces by Mompou (don’t work that well, though), Granados, Albeniz, a few other composers, and of course, Halffter, whom I have been playing for about 20 years.