Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909).
Pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music. In 1883, he met the teacher and composer Felipe Pedrell, who inspired him to write Spanish music such as the Suite Española, Op. 47. The fifth movement of that suite, called Asturias (Leyenda), is probably most famous these days as part of the classical guitar repertoire, even though it was originally composed for piano and only later transcribed to guitar. Between 1905 and 1909 he composed his most famous work, Iberia (1908), a suite of twelve piano "impressions".
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