ANDRES ISASI (1890 - 1940)
Largely neglected now as a composer, Andrés Isasi was born in Bilbao and in 1909 moved to Berlin to study with Karl Kämpf and Humperdinck. He acquired some ability in the handling of larger musical forms, including the symphonic poem, which was being coolly received in Spain but enjoying more success abroad.
Orchestral Vocal and Instrumental Music
Isasi wrote two symphonies, three orchestral suites, and eight symphonic poems, with a Piano Concerto, pieces for piano and for choir, and a large number of songs. He also wrote eight string quartets, a sonata for violin and piano and a suite for guitar. His compositions reflect his musical training and Basque influence of his own country.