Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

1. General Overview

Isaac Albéniz’s literary output remains largely unpublished and inaccessible to the general public, though writing was a relatively frequent activity for the composer, especially during three decades. A general indifference has condemned this corpus to ignominy, despite its considerable interest, leaving it to languish in the detritus of the composer’s various archives, in particular those conserved at the Museum of Music of Barcelona and the National Library of Catalonia, and to be dispersed amongst other Spanish and European archives. Among the most important are the Centre de Documentació Musical de l’Orfeó Català in Barcelona, the Biblioteca Nactional de Espanã, the Centre international Albert Roussel, the Archives générales du Royaume in Brussels and the Breitkof & Härtel Archiv in Leipzig.

The corpus consists of three types of documents differentiated by content and destination: three journals (personal and travel), writings for the press, and correspondence.

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birth year1860
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Publications (3)