Issac Albeniz was an important Spanish composer and pianist (1860-1909) who is best known for his piano works and compositions based on folk tales. He was a piano genius at an early age. When he was 12, he ran away from home by stowing away on a ship bound for Buenos Aires. He travelled through many countries and by age 15, had given concerts worldwide.
Some of his best known compositions are the piano suite, Iberia, and the orchestral works. Spanish Rhapsody, and Catalonia. Many of his works have been transcribed for the guitar.