Granados plays Granados

Years ago I had an LP of Granados playing his own music, which I seem to have “mislaid” so I was overjoyed when I found a CD with recordings of Albeniz, Malats and Granados amongst others, and, unlike the supposed recording of Tarrega in the last post, these are pretty well verified. If you play any of the music of these composers at all, it is well worth picking up.
Catalan TraditionIt is called “The Catalan Piano Tradition” and reissued on VAI 1001.
On this CD are several recordings of Granados playing his own music transferred from 78s which he made around 1912. The playing is fresh and virtuosic in a restrained kind of way, giving a good insight into Granados’ style.
Lately, I came across this, which was actually recorded on a piano roll and transferred to a Steinway using Welter Vorsetze in 1962-63.
I found the phrasing and interpretation, despite some suspect notes, a bit of a revelation, and I hope you will too.

Interestingly enough, there is also a video of Evangelos Assimakopoulos (of the duo Evangelos and Liza)playing the same piece on the guitar, with a similar phrasing.

Evangelos & Liza: studio concert playing Bach, Carulli and Granados

How many people remember Evangelos Assimakopoulos and Liza Zoe?
From 1953 both Assimakopoulos and Zoe studied the guitar at the National Conservatoire in Athens under Dimitris Fampas. After receiving First Prizes and the Medals for Outstanding Performance upon graduating, they shared the first two prizes in the International Competition in Naples, Italy in 1960. From the late 1950s they both gave many solo recitals

throughout Greece.
They became professors of the guitar at the National Conservatory of Athens in 1962, started playing as a duo in 1963 and were married in 1965 establishing Greece’s first guitar duo, known as the Athenian Guitar Duo.
For four consecutive periods Evangelos & LIza were awarded scholarships to study with the Presti-Lagoya duo in France and with Andrés Segovia in Spain.

Thank you selftaughtgirl