Four Tonadillas Selected from the “Colección de Tonadillas, Escritas en estilo antiguo"
Composer Enrique Granados, along with Isaac Albéniz, brought modern Spanish music into the home of the avid music lover. Most of Granados' works are for piano solo, and through them he created a unique style of writing for the [then] modern school of Spanish keyboard music. Many of his works have been successfully arranged for guitar and are among the all time audience favorites in the instrument's literature.
“Tonadilla” simply means a tune or air, and these four short works have been chosen for their surprising variety of mood and color. I hope that they may give as much pleasure as I have had in adapting them.