Granados, from Paris to Goya
The most European, innovative and modernist Enric Granados is shown at the commemorative exhibition of the composer's anniversary (in 2016, the centenary of his death was commemorated and this year 150 years ago he was born in Lleida) organized by the Museum of Lleida and the Museum of Music of Barcelona. In addition to explaining his position as a pianist and pedagogue, his connection with the Paris of the Belle Époque and the avant-gardes of the moment is shown, thus claiming the link between Granados and modernism and the European and multidisciplinary dimension of his work. The exhibition starts from the moment when Granados arrives in Paris in 1887. The impact of the modernity of a city that has just built the Eiffel Tower and the influence of Wagner and Berlioz, without which His relationship with the theater is not understood, he puts him in search of the total work of art (combining music, literature, painting and even the evocation of smells, very present in the exhibition). The exhibition also explains his role as a pianist and pedagogue, with the sound recordings he made with pianola rolls, the most advanced system of his time; and a reconstruction of the "Tartana" where he composed part of the opera Goyescas complete the exhibition - curated by the musicologist Joaquim Rabaseda - who closes explaining his relationship with Goya's painting.