Alicia de Larrocha is a beautiful and talented pianist from Spain, and is considered one of the greatest pianists, Spanish or otherwise, of all time. She is renowned for her recordings of the works of her native country, and for her brilliant musicianship, at an early age conquering the great piano concertos of Brahms, Liszt, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Ravel, Khachaturian, Rachmaninoff, and others.
A champion of Spanish music, particularly popularizing the works of composers Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, and Isaac Albéniz, Alicia de Larrocha brought a fiery femininity to this music. This already seductive and pulsating music. With the energetic rhythms and hypnotic melodies, it was waiting, yearning, for someone of Alicia’s beauty and passion, as well, of course, as her world-class musicianship and original artistic expression, to bring out what was lying so still yet so vibrant, so serene yet so passionate, and so inviting, all along.
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Date of Birth: May 23, 1923
Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain
Star Sign: Gemini
Name at Birth: Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle