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THE SPANISH HOUR 1742: MUSICAL JEWELS FROM MEXICO AND SPAIN

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

A program of hidden gems from Mexico’s Miguel Bernal and Spain’s Isaac Albéniz.

288203ee6c104df6a91066227fa567f9_small Classical music from mid-20th century Mexico and late 19th-century Spain. This week's show features and organ concerto written in 1949 by Mexican composer, organist, pedagogue, and musicologist Miguel Bernal Jiménez, born February 16, 1910 in Morelia, and the world premiere recording of Isaac Albéniz's four Catalan Symphonic Scenes. 

THE SPANISH HOUR 1743: PONCE AND PROTÉGÉ

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Orchestral works by two giants of Mexican musical nationalism: Manuel María Ponce's Piano Concerto and Carlos Chávez's Symphony # 3.

Compositor-carlos-chavez-relacion-cercana_milima20150218_0014_8_small María Teresa Rodríguez performs Ponce's Piano Concerto with Eduardo Mata leading Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM; and Chávez Third Symphony with Eduardo Mata conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1744: CARLOS SURIÑACH, CATALAN-AMERICAN

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

With Catalonia very much in the news these days, we present a program of works by the Catalan-born American composer, conductor, and pianist Carlos Suriñach.

A-1232052-1320686744 Works by Carlos Suriñach, highlighting the Barcelona-born, German trained composer’s melodic re-imaginings of Spanish folkloric traditions. Included are the flamenco-inspired Ritmo Jondo , the Piano Quartet of 1944 and his Piano concerto , dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1645: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:31

The Spanish Hour presents music haunting and macabre for Halloween and el día de los muertos.

The_el_amor_brujo_small Though a North American holiday, Halloween is now celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America. It's as popular in Barcelona as Cinco de Mayo is in "el norte." Music for Halloween and El día de los muertos from Spain and South America, the complete El Amor Brujo, Love the magician by Falla and Cassadó played on the theremin!

THE SPANISH HOUR 1745: PROFILE: ISAAC ALBÉNIZ

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:31

Isaac Albéniz was one of the most outstanding personalities in Spain's musical history. On this edition of "The Spanish Hour," we explore the life and work of Isaac Albéniz and the cultural environment that allowed him to flourish.

Isaac_albeniz_i_pascual_bg_small Isaac Albéniz is best known for his works for the piano, most notably, Iberia . But he also wrote songs, chamber works, and a number of zarzuelas and operas, and dreamed of creating a Spanish national opera. We'll hear selections from Pepita Jiménez, Iberia, Cantos de España, as well as the rarely heard Piano Sonata No. 5.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1746: SPANISH COMPOSITIONS BY NON-SPANIARDS

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Spain in the imaginations of Ravel, Debussy, Chabrier, and Franz Liszt.

1457607579_556930429_small Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, and Chabrier are just a few of the non-Spaniards inspired by the music of Spain.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1747: EUROPEAN MODERNSIM IN SPANISH MUSIC

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

20 th -century Spanish composers whose works owe more to European modernism that to the folkloric characteristics of Spanish musical traditions.

Brotons-salvador_small A walk through Spanish orchestral work of the 20th-century, from a 1928 recording of Albéniz' El Puerto from Iberia to a guitar concierto Mare nostrum by Catalan Salvador Brotons to the Concerto for Orchestra by Aragonese innovator Antón García Abril.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1748: CHAMBER MUSIC FROM TWO CONTINENTS

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Chamber Music from Spain, Argentina, and Mexico from the early and mid 20th century, featuring works from Spain’s Joaquín, Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, and Mexico’s Carlos Chávez.

Gallery-photo-pro-damocles-trio-doorway-steps-02_small A piano quartet by Joaquín Turina, Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arranged for piano trio, and Carlos Chávez's first string quartet. Artists include Trio Solisti, Southwest Chamber Music, and the Damocles Trio. Candice Agree hosts.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1749: PIANO ESPAÑOL / THE SPANISH PIANO

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Romantic piano works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries from composers born in Spain's Catalonian and Basque regions.

Abeniz_wdaughterlaura_small Lesser known Spanish composers Federico Longás and Jesús Guridi take their places alongside Isaac Albéniz on this program of Spanish piano masterpieces. A piano showpiece written for Vladimir Horowitz by the Barcelona-born Federico Longás, a suite based on folk music from the Basque country by Basque composer Jesús Guridi, and Isaac Albéniz' Suite española No 1 .

THE SPANISH HOUR 1750: VENEZUELA'S ORCHESTRAL "SYSTEM"

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

An all-Venezuelan program, with Gustavo Dudamel and Eduardo Mata conducting works by Carreño, Romero, and Estévez.

600_small "El Sistema" is Venezuela's network of youth orchestras and choirs. Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in works by Inocente Carreño and Aldemaro Romero. Plus, Eduardo Mata leads Venezuela's world-reknowned Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Antonio Estévez's tour de force La Cantata Criolla, "Florentino, el que cantó con el diablo".

THE SPANISH HOUR 1751: COMPOSITORES PORTEÑOS/COMPOSERS FROM BUENOS AIRES

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Argentinean composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, all born in Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires.

920x920_small Music by three composers from Argentina, all born in Buenos Aires, and all with an international reputation: Alberto Williams, Alberto Ginastera, and Jorge Liderman.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1752: A TRADITIONAL SPANISH CHRISTMAS

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Traditional Spanish and Catalan carols, a mass from Mallorca, and a Christmas Tableau by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Bonet26_small José Carreras and Maria del Mar Bonet sing traditional Catalan carols and sacred music. plus Joaquíin Rodrigo's charming holiday classic for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra, Retablo de Navidad (A Christmas Tableau.)

THE SPANISH HOUR 1753: MEXICAN ICONS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Contemporary classical music from three icons of the classical music of mid-20th century Mexico.

Frida-kahlo-writers-photo-1_small Chamber, orchestral, and ballet music by three icons of 20th century Mexican Classical music: José Rolón, Carlos Chávez, and Carlos Jiménez Mabarak.

THE SPANISH HOUR 1801: Andalusian Guitar

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Brazilian guitarist Turibio Santos plays transcriptions of works by Granados, and Pepe Romero solos in Palomo's Nocturnos de Andalucía.

12065569-large-1_small Works for piano and voice and piano by Enrique Granados are performed by Brazilian guitarist Turibio Santos in his own transcriptions and those of Miguel Llobet. Later in the program, Pepe Romero is joined by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducting the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Sevilla in Lorenzo Palomo's Nocturnos de Andalucía, commissioned by Mr. Romero.

The Spanish Hour 1802: Época de Oro del Cine Mexicano / The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Music from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema by Silvestre Revueltas, including his most famous work, “La Noche de los Mayas.”

Gomuwkcntuocsegdufisfawwf7hfylktvh9sqyb26r8idukv1xtp3vdhlx3txdj06j4vztmaym--cmpmgr8z_nguwtlm25i8m9kgree6zs5amhkotm7f-ssbx4ojpohik5vafj1eesj9cldorycmxovz4i6awkjqr15zggu928kxgcvwveopi96bp-0sdl85na0qwybgfb6sr6uuszkls6hecm_small One cannot discuss the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema without talking about composer Silvestre Revueltas. We’ll hear selections from some of his great scores for great films, including his most famous work, “La Noche de los Mayas.”