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A suite for SIX tubas on The Spanish Hour, October 2021


Enrique Crespo was born in 1941 in Montevideo, Uruguay but has spent a great deal of his career as a tuba player. We'll hear his suite for SIX tubas on Oct 25th at 10pm.
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10/25 Panamanian, Uruguayan, and Spanish Composers 20th-century chamber music for winds and small orchestra from Panama and Uruguay. We’ll hear a suite for six tubas by Uruguay’s Enrique Crespo, plus miniatures for small orchestra from Panama’s Roque Cordero. Federico Moreno Torroba’s homage to the dance seguidilla rounds out this week’s program.

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