Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari
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      Eduardo Fernandez

      Eduardo Fernandez

      Guitarist Eduardo Fernandez

      Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez introduces us to music of his country, and also plays works from Colombia and Paraguay, this varied program includes Tres Piezas Para Guitarra composed by Fiesta host, Elbio Barilari.

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      A Opera das Pedras: Opera of the Stones

      A Opera das Pedras: Opera of the Stones

      A Opera das Pedras: Opera of the Stones

      A newly composed collective Brazilian opera based on the work of the artist Denise Milan and with the participation of composers/performers such as André Mehmari, Badi Assad, Carlinhos Antunes, Clarice Assad, Marco Antonio Guimarâes, Naná Vasconcelos, Tiago Pinheiro.

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      Manuel de Elías (b. 1939)

      Manuel de Elías (b. 1939)

      Living Mexican Composers

      Historically, México, the largest and most populated of the Spanish speaking countries, has been a powerhouse of Latin American music. This is also true for the Mexican living composers. This program presents works by Mario Lavista, Federico Ibarra and others.

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      Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826)

      Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826)

      Three Latino Mozart’s

      There are at least three composers we can relate as the Latin American (and Spanish) Mozart’s. Two of them were called “Mozarts” by his contemporaries: the 18th’s Chevalier de Saint Georges, born in the French-Caribbean island of Gaudaloupe, and the 19th century Spanish-Basque Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga. The third one is the 20th century Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri whose first name was Mozart, precisely.

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      Juan Orrego-Salas (Chilean, b.1919)

      Juan Orrego-Salas (Chilean, b.1919)

      Baroque Influences

      The music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were rediscovered, several composers from the region showed there interest in exploring the strong connections between Spanish (and European) music from the past and Latin American music, expressed also in the multiple similarities with early and baroque music one can find in Latin American folk music.

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      Juan José Mosalini

      Juan José Mosalini

      Symphonic Tango

      Tango, the sound of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, started as folk urban music. By the late 40’s however, composers such us the Argentine Astor Piazzolla and the Uuguayan Lamarque Pons were already bring the accents and colours of tango in the realm of the concert hall. This program features orchestral works by Juan José Mosalini and Astor Piazzolla.

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      Kaia Sting Quartet

      Kaia Sting Quartet

      Rising Stars: Kaia String Quartet

      Fiesta! features this exciting young string quartet. Listen to some tracks of their up-coming 1st CD and an interview with its members.

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      Carmen Miranda

      Carmen Miranda

      The Choro Music of Brazil

      “Choro is classical music played with bare feet and callus on the hands” – Aquiles Rique Reis, Brazilian singer. Long before samba music became a Brazilian icon, the musicians of Brazil were gathering around a table with beer and nibbles playing Choro music. Scholar and musician Julie Koidin introduces us to this urban music of the Fabvelas with recordings of Pixinguinha, Joaquim Callado, Carmen Miranda and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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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.