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GRANADOS: Goyescas / El Pelele (arr. for 3 guitars)

Composer(s):Granados, Enrique
Artist(s) Campanella Trio, Ensemble
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557709
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Granados is best remembered today for his two albums of piano pieces, the beautifully evocative Goyescas: Los majos enamorados (The Majos in Love), inspired by Francisco Goya’s paintings and tapestries of eighteenth-century life in Madrid. Both Goyescas and the exuberant El Pelele (The Straw Man) are heard on this recording in new transcriptions for three guitars by Christophe Dejour of the Trio Campanella. The Trio’s recording of Albéniz’s masterpiece Iberia can be heard on Naxos 8.557064.


Review By Anthony Clarke,Limelight Magazine,May 2007

Enrique Granados is today best remembered for his piece for solo piano, Goyescas: The Majos in Love. The work, which evokes the life and times of the great Spanish painter Goya, is here transcribed for three guitars by Christophe Dejour, who performs it with his partners in Trio Campanella, Franck Massa and Thomas Winthereik. So successful is his transcription that we quickly forget the original piano work, and become immersed in this world of eloquent, plangent Spanish guitar. The pieces are performed with great tenderness, but also with expressive brio, even outright swagger. The six pieces making up Goyescas are here supplemented by another work by Granados inspired by goya, el Pelele (The Straw Man). It shares the same care in transcription which makes these



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