Classical Music Month~ September 15

Goyescas, Op. 11: V. Love and Death – ballade by Enrique Granados

“The title comes from Goya’s Caprichos, and according to Granados: ‘All of the themes of Goyescas are united in El amor y la muerte… intense pain, nostalgic love and the final tragedy – death. The middle section is based on the themes of Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor and Los requiebros, converting the drama into sweet gentle sorrow…the final chords represent the renunciation of happiness.’”
~ https://interlude.hk/music-art-goya/

El amor y la muerte (Love and death) by Francisco Goya
From the series Los Caprichos

1797-1798 / Etching, aquatint, and burin / Plate: Plate: 8 9/16″x5 7/8″ / Various collections

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