This song collection is depicting the story of free love of Madrid in the 18th century where the whole is old-fashioned Spain, national strength, Spanish genuine culture and customs were developed. The reason that Granados made this song was because I wanted to get a job as a teacher in Madrid in order to live, but I hung on typhoids, after all I could not take a test and stay until I recovered I saw the collection of paintings of Goya of the Prado Art Museum which was near the pension which I was doing, and passed every day. It seems that I got a strong inspiration especially from the 5th printmaking collection of Capriccios of Goya. Also the fifth song, love and death, Capriccios number 10, El Pelere is taken from the frescoes of the alliance. This song collection was later arranged for opera and performed in the metropolitan. Well, the story can be said to be "a story of love of jealousy", but it is said that the aristocrat, called mahismo, imitates the epidemic of the common people, enters between ordinary people by encouragement, and enjoyment I am making a dubious drama. It seems that the aristocrats who were bound by strict discipline were seeking freshness, similar to the world of opera Carmen, a commonly used subject. Characters are the coquettish aristocracy Rosario, which is said to be a model by Duchess of Aruba, her lover, Captain of the Guards Captain Fernando, bullfighter boyfriend of the girlfriend Pakiro, his fiancee, Pepa.