Spanish Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) let his country's musical heritage shine in his work. Such a work is his suite for piano entitled Goyescas, which is his most well-known. A perennial favorite of transcribing guitarists, it is inspired by the paintings of Goya, whose style Granados emulated in his own paintings.
Granados' premature death was the result of a German U-boat attack which sunk half his ship (his half did not sink, ironically, but he drowned attempting to save his wife) during the return voyage from the New York premiere of an expanded, operatic version of Goyescas.
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