Granados/Kreisler-Danse Espagnole

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by


Enrique Granados’ ‘Danse Espagnole’ transcribed by the great Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler, who wrote a heart breaking account  of his time at the front. Granados died off the Kent coast, on his way back to Spain from making piano rolls in New York (pictured at top), and giving a recital at the White House for Woodrow Wilson. He and his wife were passengers on the SS Sussex, which was torpedoed shortly after it left Folkestone in 1916.

Kreisler and his wife in uniform, Granados working on piano rolls in New York in 1916, and the attack on the SS Sussex, just out of Folkestone, after which he drowned.

Kreisler and his wife in uniform, Granados working on piano rolls in New York in 1916, and the attack on the SS Sussex, just out of Folkestone, after which he drowned.

Granados/Kreisler-Danse Espagnole

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano

(Outtake-Recording Session for ‘Channel Firing’ 20 10 14. Engineer, Jonathan Haskell)

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