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

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