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Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz
(1860 - 1909)
||Born in Camprodón, Catalonia, Spain on the 29th of May.
||Gives his first public piano recital, at the age of four.|
||Performs in Paris|
||Plays at Madrid Conservatory|
||Runs away; earns living as a travelling pianist in Castile, before returning home|
||Runs away again, to South America and the U.S.|
||Resumes music studies, at Leipzig Conservatory|
||Accepts tuition money from Liszt in Budapest.|
||Marries Rosina Jordana; they later have a son and two daughters.|
||Gives up his concert career.|
||Moves to London, to compose music for librettos written by financier Francis Burdett Money-Coutts, including Pepita Jiménez|
||Settles in Paris.|
||Dies the 18th of May in the French Pyrenees, of kidney failure.|