Nin The Piano Music
Nin was born in Havana in 1878 yet is regarded by many as on of Spain’s most influential composers, pianists and musicologists he studied in Barcelona before moving to Paris to Paris as a pupil of Moszkowski. He was a colourful and controversial character who was in considerable demand as a performer during the 1920’s and 30’s. Nin’s original compositions were influenced by baroque-period work, French impressionism and the more recent strain of Spanish nationalist music, drawing on folk-music popularised by Albeniz, Granados and Falla. His Piano writing gives a vivid idea of his personal playing style: commanding, impeccably crafted and invariably attractive, witty and charming, sometimes creating and atmosphere, sometimes telling a story.