(1860-1909), born in Camprodón and a child prodigy at four. He studied under Liszt,
and became a brilliant pianist and composer of picturesque works for piano based on
Spanish folk music, notably the Iberia suite. He travelled widely.
(1867-1916), composer and pianist, born in Lérida. Following studies in Paris, he
played often with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals. Inspired by a painting by Goya, his
piano suite Goyescas (1911) became a huge success.
|Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946), born in Cadiz, was much influenced by Spanish musical traditions. Lived
in Paris 1907-1914, where he published his first piano compositions. Fame
established in London with his ballet El sombrero de tres picos.
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Camilo José Cela
Nobel Prize in Literature 1989 "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained
compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability".
Frédéric Chopin and George Sand spent
the winter 1838-1839 at the royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa, Mallorca.
Chopin worked there on Préludes Op. 28,
Scherszo Op. 39, Polonaise Op. 40, and other famous compositions.
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