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Pianist Benita Meshulam plays the complete 1911 Goyescas Suite of Granados, 5/23 @ 10p


5/2 Contemporary Cuban String Quartets Selections from the Havana String Quartet’s concert of twentieth-century chamber music by Cuban-born composers Leo Brouwer, Yalil Guerra, and Igmar Alderete. Recorded live in concert at Instituto Cervantes New York.

5/9 Trip the Light Fandango Antonio Soler, Enrique Granados, Amadeo Vives, Luigi Boccherini, and yes, even Mozart. All were inspired by the fandango. Hear how each interpreted and adapted this beloved Spanish dance form with Afro-Cuban roots.

5/16 Hidden Treasures Forgotten by time, a century of hidden treasures from Spain and the New World are finding a new audience. Today’s program includes 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.

5/23 The complete Goyescas of Granados Universally recognized as a masterpiece, the complete Goyescas by Enrique Granados, the composer who symbolized the essence of Spanish romanticism. Pianist Benita Meshulam plays the complete 1911 Goyescas Suite of Granados. Rounding out the program: the “Intermezzo” from Granados’s 1915 opera Goyescas.

5/20 Invitation to the Dance A program recorded live in concert of Spanish and Latin American music by some of the most recognizable and beloved popular dances of Spain. Habaneras, fandangos, and more, by Ravel (yes, some French music too) Falla, Sierra, and Águila.

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