Alicia De Larrocha


I heard today that Alicia De Larrocha, one of my favorite pianists, has died. I listen regularly to her recordings of Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados, whose music I adore. One of my prize CDs is her long-out-of-print recording of the Seis piezas sobre cantos populares españoles and Escenas románticas, but my favorite is her gorgeous rendition of the Goyescas. I doubt that anyone will ever surpass her performances of Spanish piano music.

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