Latin-American Music with Elbio Barilari
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      Guillermo Rifo

      An Imaginary Concert 2

      Periodically, Fiesta has been presenting symphonic programs in which instead of the so called “standard” repertoire, the listener can enjoy overtures, concerti, tone poems, full scale symphonies and other orchestral pieces by amazing composers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

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      Claudio Santoro

      Claudio Santoro: Brazilian Composer

      Claudio Santoro is one of the great 20th century Brazilian composers. As a young composer he followed Arnold Schoenberg’s school of atonal music. However, in the 1940’s he evolved toward a nationalistic manner of using the resources of classical and 20th century music, very Brazilian and very beautiful. His 5th symphony was composers in 1955 and deserves a place among the most prominent symphony of the past century.

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      Carlos Chávez 1899-1978

      LP Treasures 2

      Some of the greatest treasures of Latin American music have been never released on CD. Fiesta digs into its LP collection to bring you some unforgettable recordings.

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      Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826)

      Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826)

      Three Latino Mozarts

      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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      Daniel Catán (Mexico, 1949-2011)

      New New Music 5

      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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      Fiesta Sessions

      Fiesta Sessions

      Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, the stellar Kaia String Quartet, virtuoso pianist Susan Merdinger, and many more have have recorded exclusive music for Fiesta. Be the first to listen to these recordings made just for you!

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      Torres del Paine from Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

      Touch of Nature

      Fiesta again explores how Latin American composers have interpreted nature in music. Forests, jungles, mountains, and coastlines all have their unique sound.

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      Manuel de Falla

      Manuel de Falla

      Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

      One of the giants of 20th century music, Manuel de Falla was born in 1876 in Cádiz, Spain and died as a political exile in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1946.

      The success of some of the Falla’s pieces, such as the omnipresent The Ritual of Fire Dance, some of his most popular piano pieces and songs as well as the also omnipresent orchestral suite from the ballet The Three Corned Hat, had obscured other works perhaps even more interesting. Several of his stage works, such as La Vida Breve, or Atlántida are rarely performed in their complete length. Many admirers of the aforementioned The Ritual Fire of Dance (in its various arrangements) are not informed that the dance is a part of the monumental stage work El Amor Brujo.

      With this program Fiesta! starts the review of the less known areas of Manuel de Falla’s magnificent catalog.

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