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The Spanish Hour 1904: Enfoque: Focus on “The Spanish Massenet” Ruperto Chapí

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Ruperto Chapí is best known for his 150 zarzuelas. But the composer known as "the Spanish Massenet" wrote music in every genre. This week, a "zarzuela" of Chapí’s music for the theater and the concert hall.

Argenta_012_small Selections from Chapí's zarzuelas, plus his final string quartet.

This week, we’ll sample some of Chapí’s music for the concert hall as well as the theater. Selections from his many zarzuelas are an appetizer for his final string quartet.

 

The Spanish Hour 1902: The Unknown Granados

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

Lesser known orchestral and chamber works by the composer of Goyescas and 12 Spanish Dances.

52112013_judithjauregui_small The unknown Granados: forgotten orchestral and instrumental treasures from one of the great composer-pianists of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The Spanish Hour 1905: Rarities from The New World and The Old

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A program of tesoros escondidos -- hidden treasures -- 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 1906: Ponce and Chávez: Master 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 1907: The Artistry of Alicia de Larrocha

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

This week on The Spanish Hour we remember Alicia de Larrocha through her renowned recordings, and through performances and testimonials from a memorial held in October 2010 in New York City.

Maxresdefault_small For many, Alicia de Larrocha’s recordings of Granados, Albéniz, and Falla defined the classical piano music of Spain. Along with her performances, we’ll hear from those who worked with her and were mentored by her.

The Spanish Hour 1907: The Artistry of Alicia de Larrocha

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

This week on The Spanish Hour we remember Alicia de Larrocha through her renowned recordings, and through performances and testimonials from a memorial held in October 2010 in New York City.

Maxresdefault_small For many, Alicia de Larrocha’s recordings of Granados, Albéniz, and Falla defined the classical piano music of Spain. Along with her performances, we’ll hear from those who worked with her and were mentored by her.

The Spanish Hour 1908: Enfoque: Focus on Catalan-American composer Carlos Suriñach

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

Works by the Catalan-born American composer, conductor, and pianist Carlos Suriñach.

A-1232052-1320686744 Born in Barcelona, trained in Germany, and a naturalized American citizen, Carlos Suriñach’s works are redolent with his melodic re-imaginings of Spanish folkloric traditions. On this edition, we’ll enjoy the flamenco-inspired Ritmo jondo, the Piano Quartet of 1944, and his Piano Concerto, dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha.

 

The Spanish Hour 1909: Enfoque: Focus on 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 1910: Foreign Impressions of Spain

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.

Jota_valenciana__1913___gabriel_puig_roda__museu_de_belles_arts_de_castell__small Ravel, Debussy, Chabrier, and Franz Liszt were just a few of the many composers whose imaginations were sparked by the customs and music of the Iberian Peninsula. This week, we hear their impressions of Spain.

The Spanish Hour 1911: Spanish Music that Doesn’t Sound “Spanish”

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

20th -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 1912: Chamber Music from Central and South America

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20th-century chamber music for winds and small orchestra from Panama and Uruguay.

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A suite for six – count-em six -- tubas by Panama’s Enrique Crespo, plus miniatures for small orchestra from Uruguay’s Roque Cordero. Federico Moreno Torroba’s homage to the dance “seguidilla” round out this week’s program.

The Spanish Hour 1913: Chamber Music from Spain, Argentina, and Mexico

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20th-century chamber music by Spain’s Joaquín Turina, Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, and Mexico’s Carlos Chávez.

Aaron-copland-with-carlos-chavez-artur-rubinstein-igor-stravinsky-and-claire-1600_small Chamber Music from Spain, Argentina, and Mexico from the early and mid 20th century, featuring a piano quartet by Spain's Joaquín Turina, Argentinian composer Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arranged for piano trio, and Mexican composer Carlos Chávez's first string quartet. Artists include Trio Solisti, Southwest Chamber Music, and the Damocles Trio. Candice Agree hosts.

The Spanish Hour 1914: Spanish Piano Masterpieces

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This week, romantic piano works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries from composers born in Spain's Catalonian and Basque regions: the well-known Suite Española # 1 by Isaac Albéniz, plus lesser-known but enchanting works for piano by Federico Longás and Jesús Guridi.

Chopin-piano_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 1914: Spanish Piano Masterpieces

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

This week, romantic piano works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries from composers born in Spain's Catalonian and Basque regions: the well-known Suite Española # 1 by Isaac Albéniz, plus lesser-known but enchanting works for piano by Federico Longás and Jesús Guridi.

Chopin-piano_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 1915: El Sistema: 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 leading the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, the best known of the orchestras of “El Sistema;” and Eduardo Mata conducting Venezuela’s professional Simón Bolívar Orchestra and Chorus.

Early-19th-century-painti-006_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 1916: Compositores Porteños / Composers from Buenos Aires

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

Carminito-buenos-aires-argentina_small Music by three generations of Argentinian composers, all born in Buenos Aires: Alberto Williams, Alberto Ginastera, and Jorge Liderman.

The Spanish Hour 1917: Iconos mexicanos / Mexican Icons

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

Melodic contemporary classics from three icons of the classical music of mid-20th century Mexico.

1521083545083_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 1918: Retratos andaluces / Portraits of Andalucía

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

Guitartists Pepe Romero and Turibio Santos are featured in works by Palomo and Granados.

Cordoba-tour-costa-del-sol3_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 1919: Época de Oro del Cine Mexicano y compositor Silvestre Revueltas / Silvestre Revueltas and The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

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

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.”

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The 30-year period beginning in 1933 saw an incredible wealth of films from Mexico. Silvestre Revueltas was one of the composers whose music left an indelible imprint on the sound of Mexican film. by Silvestre Revueltas, including his most famous work, “La Noche de los Mayas.”

The Spanish Hour 1920: Moscow on the Guadalquivir: “Russian” Spanish Music

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

Russian composers who were inspired by the music of Spain.

Bridge-cordoba-spain_small This week, we’ll test the premis of Mikhail Glinka’s statement, “A nation creates music – the composer only arranges it” with works by Russian composers inspired by Spain and its melodies. On this week’s program, we travel some 2200 miles east from Madrid to Moscow, to hear how Russian composers, including Glinka, were inspired to try and capture through music, the essence of Spain.

The Spanish Hour 1922: Mid-century Spanish Classics

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

Spanish classics from the mid-20 th century, including works from by Joaquín
Rodrigo, Federico Moreno-Torroba, and Julián Menéndez for clarinet, guitar, and piano.

A0e3afa7eb85f2adc44444b0aabe78d1_400x400_small This week, some lesser-known works by well-known composers from Valencia, Madrid and the Basque Countries: Joaquín Rodrigo's Tres Evocaciones for piano, Federico Moreno Torroba's Castillos de España for guitar, and Introducción, Andante y Danza by Julián Menéndez.

The Spanish Hour 1923: Los Hermanos Halffter / The Brothers Halffter

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

Works by composers and siblings Ernesto and Rodolfo Halffter, part of Spain's Generación de '27 (Generation of 1927,) Though both born in Spain, one of the brothers is known as a Spanish composer, while the other identified as a Mexican composer. We know you’ll enjoy the music of both Halffter brothers.

Scannedimage-24_small This week’s program focuses on composers and siblings Rodolfo and Ernesto Halffter. One remained in Spain, one made a life in Mexico. They were members of the Generación de '27 (the Generation of 1927), a Spanish vanguard of artists that included Picasso, Garcia Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí and Mompou.

The Spanish Hour 1924: Spanish Sacred Music from the 1300s

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

The female a capella quartet Anonymous 4 present selections from Burgos’ Codex Las Huelgas, dating from the turn of the 14th century.

Huelgas_1_m_small Dating from the turn of the 14th century, rediscovered at the turn of the 20th, the Codex Las Huelgas is an an important piece of musical and cultural history, essential for understanding mediaeval Spanish polyphony. Named for the Convent Las Huelgas, a true refuge for women following the Cistercian order, the Codex contains 186 liturgical works. On tonight’s program, the female a capella vocal quartet Anonymous 4 presents selections from the Codex.

The Spanish Hour 1925: Classical Quixote

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

A program of music inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ timeless novel Don
Quixote. Manuel de Falla’s one-act opera Master Peter’s Puppet Show (El
Retablo de Maese Pedro) is the centerpiece for this week’s show, with works by Gerardo Gombau and Roerto Gerhard rounding out this “novel” program.

Quixote_tiles_1050x700_small Purcell, Minkus, Korngold, Ibert, Ravel, Massenet, Obradors, Guridi, Esplá  are just a few of the composers who have been inspired by Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes’ novel of the "the man with the sorrowful contenance." Along with work by Roberto Gerhard and Gerardo Gombau, we’ll hear Manuel de Falla’s complete one-act opera Master Peter’s Puppet Show .

The Spanish Hour 1926: Dancing in Barcelona

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Waltzes, sardanas, mazurkas, and more by Spain’s Catalan composers.

2d178fe6b8a841dd693122fa7ae2df7a_small Waltzes, sardanas, mazurkas, and more by a variety of Catalan composers, some very well known --
Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou, and others well known mainly in Spain -- Zamacóis, Morera, and
Blancafort.

The Spanish Hour 1926: Dancing in Barcelona

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

Waltzes, sardanas, mazurkas, and more by Spain’s Catalan composers.

2d178fe6b8a841dd693122fa7ae2df7a_small Waltzes, sardanas, mazurkas, and more by a variety of Catalan composers, some very well known --
Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou, and others well known mainly in Spain -- Zamacóis, Morera, and
Blancafort.

The Spanish Hour 1927: Enfoque – Focus on Alberto Ginastera

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

Works by Alberto Ginastera, the self-described “man of Latin America” and one of South America’s most important and innovative composers of the twentieth century.

Alberto-ginastera-and-cat-header-600x460_small From Argentina’s folk traditions to polytonality, we’ll hear four exciting and exuberant works by Alberto Ginastera, self-described “man of Latin America” and one of South America’s most important composers of the twentieth century. We'll hear Danzas argentinas  from the 1930's, Pampeana No. 3  and Piano Sonata No. 1 from the 1950's, and Iubilum from 1980.

The Spanish Hour 1928: Spanish Symphonic Traditions

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

From the Generation of the Maestros to El Grupo de los Ocho to today, orchestral works by Julio Gómez, Salvador Bacarisse, and José Luis Greco.

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Representing three generations of Spanish music, orchestral works from the Generation of 1898 to the Generation of the Maestros to El Grupo de los Ocho to today. Composers include Julio Gómez, Salvador Bacarisse, and José Luis Greco.

The Spanish Hour 1929: Guitarras y Guitarristas / Guitars and Guitarists

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

From Cuba’s Joaquín Nin and Leo Brouwer to Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov to Uruguay’s Alfonso Broqua, music by Latin American composers, and all for the guitar. Recorded live in concert at Manhattan School of Music.

Guitarra-1_small Recorded live in concert at the Manhattan School of Music, works by Cuba’s Joaquín Nin and Leo Brouwer, Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov, and Uruguay’s Alfonso Broqua.

The Spanish Hour 1931: Trip the Light Fandango

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

The most Spanish of Spanish songs and dances: the Fandango, as heard through classical interpretations by Soler, Granados, Boccherini, Vives, Mozart, and others.

Oleaje-flamenco-042816-289_small A program devoted to the Fandango, the most Spanish of Spanish songs and dances. We’ll hear a
variety of classical interpretations by Antonio Soler, Granados, Boccherini, Vives, and, yes, even Mozart.

The Spanish Hour 1932: Undiscovered Gems

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:32

Forgotten by time and still finding an audience: hidden treasures from South America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Galician_pipers_small A century of hidden treasures from Spain and the New World, including a sonata for clarinet and piano by Argentinean romantic Carlos Guastavino, symphonic Basque melodies by Jesús Guridi, and a guitar suite of homecoming by contemporary Galician composer Octavio Vázquez.

The Spanish Hour 1933: Dancing in the Spanish Streets

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

A live concert recording of some of the most recognizable and beloved popular dances of Spain. Habaneras, fandangos, and more, by Ravel, Falla, Sierra, and Águila.

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Work by Falla, Sierra, and Águila on the next program presented in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and its series Visiones: Music of Spain and Latin America.

The Spanish Hour 1934: Music for a Pilgrimage

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

From as far back as the ninth century, perhaps earlier, pilgrims have followed El Camino de Santiago to the shrine of St. James in Compostela. On this edition of The Spanish Hour, we hear selections from the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century guidebook of sorts, containing advice and music for the pilgrimage. We’ll hear selections, as performed by Ensemble Organum.

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Since the ninth century, the routes to Santiago de Compostela leading to the sanctuary of St. James have attracted countless pilgrim and exercised a potent mystique. What has achieved less attention is the music originally sung during the services in honor of the saint. Marcel Pérès's in-depth study of the Codex Calixtinus, preserved at the Cathedral of Santiago, has led to a reconstruction of the musical gems contained in the rare twelfth-century manuscript. This recording attest to the multiple stylistic influences encountered on the pilgrimage in the early 12th century.

 

The Spanish Hour 1935: South American Treasures

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

20th-century South American classcis from Argentina’s Carlos Guastavino to Chile’s Juan Antonio Sánchez to Venezuela’s Evencio Castellanos.

Tangoband_small One was born of Italian immigrants, another was born in Berlin, and yet another was born into one of South America's most distinguished musical families. Yet Carlos Guastavino, Juan Antonio Sánchez, and Evencio Castellanos all contributed to and enriched not only the musical life of Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela, but of Western classical music.

The Spanish Hour 1936: Transcribed and Transformerd

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

A program of well-known Spanish keyboard and orchestral treasures transcribed for guitar and heard anew.

Fedadf_16de0dda71e54bcda75f45f63e7b58a4_jpg_srz_p_776_801_75_22_0_50_1_20_0_00_jpg_srz_small Guitarist Jorge Caballero and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet in transcriptions of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Iberian-inspired  orchestral work Capriccio Espagnole, Isaac Albéniz piano suite Chants d'Espagne, and more.

The Spanish Hour 1937: Contemporary Guitar Classics

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Contemporary guitar works from Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

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Andrés Segovia, Victor Villadangos, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima perform contemporary guitar classics from Argentina’s Quique Sinesi, Spain’s Joaquín Rodrigo, and Puerto Rico’s Ernesto Cordero.

The Spanish Hour 1938: Falla and the Spanish Theater

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

Many have interpreted the elegance, sensuality, and erotic suggestiveness of Manuel de Falla’s music as overt expressions of his homosexuality. Falla’s works for the stage: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician), and El Corregidor y la molinera (The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife), a work which would later become El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) are featured this week.

Picasso_small  In 1904, Carlos Fernandez Shaw introduced Manuel de Falla to The Three-cornered hat, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s satire of village life in Andalucía, written in 1874. It’s best known by Manuel de Falla’s music for the ballet of 1919. Falla’s original plan for the novel was to produce it as a pantomime-farce. Joaquín Turina conducted the premiere of The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife on April 7, 1917. We'll hear the complete work, along with selections from El Amor Brujo.

The Spanish Hour 1938: Falla and the Spanish Theater

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

Many have interpreted the elegance, sensuality, and erotic suggestiveness of Manuel de Falla’s music as overt expressions of his homosexuality. Falla’s works for the stage: El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician), and El Corregidor y la molinera (The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife), a work which would later become El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) are featured this week.

Picasso_small  In 1904, Carlos Fernandez Shaw introduced Manuel de Falla to The Three-cornered hat, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s satire of village life in Andalucía, written in 1874. It’s best known by Manuel de Falla’s music for the ballet of 1919. Falla’s original plan for the novel was to produce it as a pantomime-farce. Joaquín Turina conducted the premiere of The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife on April 7, 1917. We'll hear the complete work, along with selections from El Amor Brujo.