Manuel Barrueco’s Masterful Albéniz Transcriptions Have Been in the Making for 40 Years

BY STEVE MARSH | FROM THE SUMMER 2019 ISSUE OF CLASSICAL GUITAR Isaac Albéniz’s piano composition Suite Española, Op. 47 consists of eight pieces mainly composed in 1886, each one portraying a geographical region and musical idiom of Spain. The first edition of the suite, published in Barcelona in 1892, included only the first four movements: Granada, Cataluna, Sevilla, and Cuba. Cuban guitarist Manuel Barrueco recorded his transcription of these pieces (plus another one from the suite, Cadiz) in 1979, … Continue reading Manuel Barrueco’s Masterful Albéniz Transcriptions Have Been in the Making for 40 Years