Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari
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      José Ardévol (Spanish-Cuban, 1911-1981)

      José Ardévol (Spanish-Cuban, 1911-1981)

      Sonatas & Sonatinas

      These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they still enjoy good health and undeniable popularity among audiences and musicians. Join us for musical trip through three hundred years of sonatas & sonatinas.

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      São Paulo State Symphony

      São Paulo State Symphony

      OSESP: São Paulo State Symphony

      Host, Elbio Barilari, picks some of his favorite recordings from the monumental São Paulo State Symphony from Brazil! Founded in 1954 by João de Sousa Lima the OSESP performs over 200 concerts a season and has over has recorded over 100 albums. We feature music from their home country of Brazil!

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      Mi Amor

      Mi Amor

      This week, Fiesta presents classical Latin American music that takes on one of the greatest emotions, Love. Join us, as we show how love is expressed musically in several Latin American countries. We will feature orchestral and chamber music from Brazil, Spain, and Venezuela. Playlist: Agustín Barrios (Paraguayan, 1885-1944) -Mazurka Appassionata John Williams, guitar Sony […]

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      Stewart Copeland

      Stewart Copeland

      The Invention of Morel: A New Opera by Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore

      Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari sits down with composer Stewart Copeland (co-founder and drummer of The Police) and librettist/director Jonathan Moore about their world premiere of their new opera The Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater. Based on the book by Argentine author, Aldolfo Bioy Casares, Elbio will speak to our guests about the influence of Latin American music and themes on their opera. We will also be playing a selection of some of their favorite Latin American classical music.

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      Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

      Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

      Spain Before Albéniz

      The influence of Isaac Albéniz on Spanish music, or at least in the perception posterity has of Spanish music is undeniable. Albéniz, who lived in the second half of the 19th century (1860-1909) has the reputation of being the “inventor” of Spanish musical nationalism.

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      Teresa Carreño

      Teresa Carreño

      The French Connection

      Take an intercontinental journey with Fiesta as Elbio explores the cultural and musical influence of French culture on Latin American Music. From Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreno to the heart of Brazilian art music with Heitor Villa-Lobos. Join us for a 100-year tour of this fascinating cultural intersection.

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      Eduardo Angulo

      Eduardo Angulo

      New-New Music 6

      Many 21st century composers have broken the boundaries imposed by the so called “experimental”, “contemporary”, or “new music” of the 20th century. This is what Fiesta’s host, Elbio Barilari, calls “New-New” music. Music that incorporates all the procedures and technical advances of 20th century music but it is not afraid of taking from the past and is willing to explore the traditions of many different cultures.

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      Gustavo Leone

      Gustavo Leone

      The Music of Gustavo Leone

      With works commissioned by ensembles including the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Argentinean composer Gustavo Leone now teaches at theDepartment of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago. This program features his selected solo, chamber and orchestral works.

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