Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari
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      Don Quixote

      Don Quixote

      Don Quixote in Music

      The monumental book by Miguel de Cervantes, the first novel in European literature, has captured the imagination of composers from different periods and countries. Including Richard Strauss, of course. In this program we will hear how Spanish and Latin American composers reflected on the Knight of the Sad Countenance.

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      Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

      Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

      A Mexican Concert

      Close your eyes and imagine you’re attending a concert at Palacio de Bellas Artes in MexicoCity. A delightful overture by Ricardo Castro, Jorge Federico Osorio performing the monumental Piano Concerto by Carlos Chavez, movie music by Silvestre Revueltas and Joaquin Guiterrez’s Eras Suite Sinfonica, and even a surprising encore.

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      Juan Correa's The Infant Jesus with Angelic Musicians

      Colonial Music from Latin America

      The vast treasure of colonial music coming from the archives of the cathedrals, from Brazil to California and from Perú to México City has become a favorite among Fiesta!’s listeners. Join us for a new visit to the Baroque and Gallant music produced in this side of the Atlantic.

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      Joaquín Rodrigo (Sagunto, Valencia, Spain 1901 - Madrid, Spain, 1999)

      Joaquín Rodrigo (Sagunto, Valencia, Spain 1901 - Madrid, Spain, 1999)

      The “Other” Joaquín Rodrigo

      The tremendous popularity of “Concierto de Aranjuez” has made of Joaquín Rodrigo almost a “one piece composer” or just a “composer for the guitar,” which cannot be farther from the truth. In this program, Fiesta! reviews gorgeous and rarely performed orchestral and piano music by this Spanish composer.

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      Agustín Carlevaro

      Agustín Carlevaro

      The Carlevaro Brothers

      Abel Carlevaro is known worldwide as one of the top masters of the guitar in the second part of the 20th century. However, few people outside Rio de la Plata are aware of his brother and fellow guitarist Agustín Carlevaro. When the Carlevaro brothers were young some thought Agustín was going to be the famous musician. Instead, Agustín became a very well respected architect. While Abel as developing his international career as interpreter, pedagogue and composer, Agustín centered his musical endeavors on Tango as music for the guitar.

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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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      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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      Carlos Montoya (1903-1993)

      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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      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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      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.