Pianist Xiayin Wang performs a variety of repertoire and she recently released a new album of solo piano works by Enrique Granados on the Chandos label. The album centers around Granados’s towering Goyescas, a set based on the paintings of Francisco Goya. In addition to the Goyescas, the album features his beloved Allegro de concierto, as well as the Andalusian flamenco-inspired Zapateado, and the Ochos Valses poéticos, which are unique and uncharacteristic in that they are neither virtuosic in their piano scoring nor Spanish in style.
I recently talked with Xiayin about this new album and I hope you enjoy our chat!
Yours in good music,
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