Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari
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      Carlos Montoya (1903-1993)

      Gypsy Music and Gypsy Influences

      Several thousand years ago the forebears of the present day Gypsy people left India. Their descendants have spread throughout the world and their cultural influence is still very vibrant, especially around the Mediterranean. Flamenco music has nurtured the inspiration of Spanish composers, even before Albéniz and to the current time.

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      Pablo Picasso

      Pablo Picasso

      Fiesta of the Guitar

      This week, Elbio invites you to a fiesta of the guitar, celebrating a wide range of Latin American guitar music. We explore the thriving crossover of classical style, popular folk and cultural themes. This intersection has a rich history, and continues to produce innovative guitar music to the present day.

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      Hilario Duran

      Hilario Duran

      Music from Cuba

      Cuba is, and it has always been since the Colonial period, one of the powerhouses of music in this side of the Atlantic. In this edition of Fiesta! we visit (or revisit, in some cases), the music of a handful of Cuban composers born between the 30’s and the 50’s: Héctor Angulo (b.1932), Carlos Fariñas (1934-2002), Paquito D’Rivera (b.1948), Andrés Alén (b.1950), Hilario Durán (b.1953). The only exception is the 19th century composer and pioneer of Cuban nationalist movement, Ignacio Cervantes.

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      Sergio Cervetti

      Sergio Cervetti

      Modern Harpsichord

      The harpsichord sounds, to most ears, as an instrument exclusively related to music from the Baroque period. Spanish and Latin American composers from the 20th and 21st century, however, have written many pieces dedicated to the venerable instrument.

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      Miguel Del Aguila

      Miguel Del Aguila

      Music, Places, Memories

      Despite periodic claims that musical work and their titles must be purified of extra-musical associations, viewed by purists as “romantic deviations”, composers of all eras have written pieces that evoke a particular street, a neighborhood, a town, a river, a mountain.

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      Composer Claudio Santoro

      Composer Claudio Santoro

      Three Brazilian Composers Who Are Not Villa-Lobos

      When you have a giant like Heitor Villa Lobos we all bow to him and his creative genius. Brazil has many other wonderful composers. Here are three; one from Manaus, on the banks of the Amazon river, and two from Sao Paulo.

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      Mario Lavista

      Mario Lavista

      Music and Time

      Time, of course, is a key element of music. Music develops itself in time. We talk about keeping time and beating time. Let’s see how composers from different periods and countries dealt with the nature of time.

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      Poetry by Carol Feiser Laque

      Friend and listener of Fiesta, Carol Feiser Laque has written three poems to music featured on Fiesta.

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      Check out this great podcast from WFMT’s Impromptu.

      Juan Orrego-Salas and the founding of the Latin American Music Center

      One of the foremost Chilean composers, Juan Orrego-Salas (b. 1919)  co-founded the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University, Bloomington. Here, the first director of LAMC speaks about its founding: Orrego-Salas and LAMC.