Great Performances: Now Hear This “Albéniz: Portraits of Spain”

Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.

Discover the inspirations Spain provided composer Isaac Albéniz with host Scott Yoo, along with musicians from Albéniz’s birthplace in the Pyrenees Mountains as well as Sevilla, Mallorca and more.

About the Episode

Along with host Scott Yoo, guitarist Manuel Barrueco and pianist Juan Pérez Floristán, enjoy an exploration of the country’s “portraits,” including the nearby sea and its Moorish culture. From exploring the creation of the guitar with guitar-makers in Granada, to testing the acoustics of a bañuelo (an ancient Moorish bath), the three musicians spotlight the cultural exchange of the Mediterranean region. They visit notable sites throughout Spain including Moorish palace The Alhambra, famed for its architecture and design, led by several local historians, musicians and even a chef.

Places visited: Granada, Spain; Lanjarón, Spain; Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates

Graphic for the AZPBS kids LEARN! Writing Contest with a child sitting in a chair writing on a table and text reading: The Ultimate Field Trip
May 26

Submit your entry for the 2024 Writing Contest

Rachel Khong
May 29

Join us for PBS Books Readers Club!

Super Why characters

Join a Super Why Reading Camp to play, learn and grow

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters

STAY in touch

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters: