"Granada" is a popular Mexican song written by the composer Agustín Lara, about Granada, one of the beautiful Spanish cities.
Placido Domigo is in my opinion the best interpreter of Granada. As he said in the interview, he felt “himself” in the song, given the duo-originality – Mexico and Spain. He is born in Spain but grows up in Mexico. So in his singing, one finds the perfect but natural combination of passion for Spain and proficiency of demonstrating Mexican aura.
Note in the beginning: This is not that "Granada" (by Lara) you used to hear from tenors. (I will have it next week)
Isaac Albéniz's piano work Suite Iberia is arguably the greatest masterpiece of Spanish music of any age. Albeniz finished the set in 1908, just a year before he died, and his subtitle 'impressions' is no accident. Frustrated with Spanish politics and cultural life, he'd moved to France, where he felt his ambitions were better understood, and where he fell under Debussys spell ---impressionism, combined with nostalgia and nationalism in these vivid portraits of Albeniz's homeland.