Recuerdos de Alhambra

This painting is an interpretation of a music piece with the same name.
It was written for doña Concha on the occasion of her birthday in 1899 by Francisco Tarrega.

Unable to give anything of monetary value for her birthday, Francisco Tarrega wrote a piece of music about their favorite place, The Alhambra Palace in Granada.

They would spend hours walking around the palace and the fountains .

There is a letter on record and it is dedicated to Sra. Da. Conchita G. de Jacoby, and is dated Malaga, December 8th, 1899, as follows/

“Ya que no puedo ofrecer a V. ofrenda de mas valia en el dia de su Santo, acepte esta mi pobre nota poetica, impresion que sinta mi alma ante de la grandiosa maravilla de la Alhambra de Gramada que juntos amiramos. “Francisco Tarrega”

Meaning/

“Since I cannot offer you a present of any worth on your birthday, accept this humble poetic impression, made on my soul by the grandiose marvel of the Alhambra of Granada we both admir.

To listen to the music : click here

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