(1860 - 1909)
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his
piano works based on folk music idioms. Transcriptions of many of his pieces, are
important pieces for classical guitar, though he never composed for the guitar..
In 1883, Albéniz met the teacher and composer Felipe Pedrell, a leading figure in the development
of nationalist Spanish music. Albéniz’s activities as conductor, performer and composer significantly raised
the profile of Spanish music and encouraged Spanish music and musicians in his own country. (source: Wikipedia)