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The incredible catalog of Alberto Ginastera on Fiesta, Thu 3/23 @ 10pm

By Terry Blain Published: May 26, 2022 at 4:31 pm

Born in Buenos Aires in April 1916, Alberto Ginastera has been referred to as an Argentinian Stravinsky, Bartok, Falla, Debussy and Villa-Lobos. He also has taken inspiration from Copland after coming to the U.S. We'll hear these inspirations woven seamlessly on Fiesta.

3/2 Leo Brouwer plays the Guitar Composer Leo Brouwer was considered one of the greatest guitar players in the world until a car accident put an end to his career as an instrumentalist. On this episode of Fiesta, we will hear Brower playing some of his most famous works as well as music by other composers.

3/9 The Latin Side of Daniel Barenboim From Manuel de Falla to Astor Piazzolla, Albeniz to Ginastera, and Villa-Lobos to even traditional tangos and samba, conductor Daniel Barenboim has often shown his taste for Spanish and Latin American music. On this Fiesta, we will share some of our favorite recordings of the maestro.

3/16 Choral Music of Latin America From European traditions to the native cultures, choral music has always been a part of Latin America’s musical identity. Fiesta will highlight some of the great Latino composers of this art form.

3/23 The Great Alberto Ginastera One of the greatest 20th century composers, Alberto Ginastera was able to weave Latin American musical idioms into his music seamlessly. Fiesta will look at the maestro’s incredible catalog and share some of Elbio Barliari’s favorite recordings of Ginastera.

3/30 Cello & Piano: Carlos Prieto & Edison Quintana For many decades, Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and Uruguayan pianist Edison Quintana have been one of the greatest chamber duos in the world. On this episode of Fiesta, we will share Latin American and Spanish music recorded by these two masters.

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