Michael Walsh
February 15, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Granados: Goyescas

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Alicia de Larrocha
Producers
RCA Victor Red Seal
genre
Classical

We gave it an A

Is there any classier pianist than de Larrocha? So what if the Spanish-born pianist can play Spanish music in her sleep? There’s simply no one alive who can better give Albéniz and Granados their due. This disc of Granados’ masterpiece Goyescas, which throws in three other short works as a bonus, is de Larrocha at her best: the warm tone, the rippling passagework, and, most important, the profound musical intelligence at work. A

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