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      Manuel de Elías (b. 1939)

      Manuel de Elías (b. 1939)

      México is, and always has been, one of the powerhouses in Latin American music. Starting at the Colonial period, many solid European composers were enticed to go to the New Spain (as the country was known by then) to teach and to be in charge of musical activities in cathedrals such of those of Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca or Durango. Manuel de Zumaya (1678-1755) was one of the most brilliant baroque composers born in this side of the Atlantic and whistands comparation with any of his peers in Europe in the same period.

      However the biggest names on Mexican concert music are, of course, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas, joined more recently by Mario Lavista, the country’s more prestigious living composer. However, since the late 19th century and up to the present time, Mexico has produced several generations of magnificent composers. In this program we feature Federico Ibarra, Leonardo Coral. Manuel de Elías and the aforementioned Mario Lavista.

       

      Playlist:

      Federico Ibarra (b.1946)

      Symphony No.3

      Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

      Juan Carlos Lomónaco, conductor

      Released by Acadmia de Artes

      17:04

       

      Leonardo Coral (b.1962)

      Los Misterios de la Noche

      1-Enigmas

      2-Danza indómita

      3- Murmullos

      4- Toccata

      Cello Alterno

      Iracema de Andrade, Edgardo Espinoza, cellos

      Edih Ruiz, piano

      Released by Conaculta and UNAM

      12:34

       

      Manuel de Elías (b. 1939)

      Conmemoraciones

      Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

      Juan Carlos Lomónaco, conductor

      Released by Acadmia de Artes

      11:17

       

      Mario Lavista (b.1943)

      Ficciones

      Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

      Juan Carlos Lomónaco, conductor

      Released by Acadmia de Artes

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