"Suite Española" (Op 45, No. 1, Mvt. II) Cataluña
Isaac Albéniz?s Suite española, Op. 47, is a suite for
solo piano. It is mainly composed of works written in
1886 which were grouped together in 1887, in honor of
the Queen of Spain. Like many of Albeniz?s works for
the piano, these pieces depict different regions and
musical styles in Spain.
This is the transcription of the Cataluña movement No.
2 by Albéniz. It premiered as a piano performance in
Paris in January 1899. Since it has been transcribed
for classical guitar by Miguel Llobet, it has become
one of the staples of classical guitar music. It has
been performed and recorded by guitarists such as John
Williams, Milos Janjic, Charles Mokotoff and many
others. It is usually played in the key of G