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Classical Notes: September 26, 2009 Archive

RIP Alicia de Larrocha

Posted at 9:50 AM on September 26, 2009 by Alison Young (2 Comments)
Filed under: Musician stories

Alicia de Larrocha was an unlikely concert pianist. She was 4'9" with tiny hands, but somehow managed to make a huge sound. She always said for her it was more important to convey tone colors and poetry than pyrotechnics. But listen to the sheer power in this performance of Enrique Granados.

Her mother and aunt studied with Granados and it was said Alicia was partial to his music. She introduced him as well as other Spanish masters to the piano world.

Alicia de Larrocha died last night in Barcelona. She was 86.

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