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The Spanish Hour profiles Alicia de Larrocha, 5/15 @ 10pm

By David Mellor for Event

5/1 Works by Ortiz & Cererols with Jordi Savall Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial bring to life works from 16th-18th century Spain with a Neapolitan connection by two of that country’s most important composers. The featured work is Missa pro defunctis, a requiem written during the great Barcelona plague, by Catalan composer Joan Cererols. Works for viola da gamba by Diego Ortiz from Castilla-La Mancha round out the program.

5/8 The Spanish Massenet - Ruperto Chapí  Ruperto Chapí is best known for his 150 zarzuelas. But he also composed in every genre. This week we offer a selection of Chapí’s music for the theater and the concert hall.

5/15 Profile: Alicia de Larrocha This week we remember pianist and working mom Alicia de Larrocha through her renowned recordings, and through performances and testimonials from a memorial concert held in New York City.

5/22 Mexican and Spanish Rarities This week we present a program of hidden gems from Mexico’s Miguel Bernal and Spain’s Isaac Albéniz.

5/29 Giants of Mexican Musical Nationalism This week we offer orchestral works by two giants of Mexican musical nationalism: Manuel Mara Ponce’s Piano Concerto and Carlos Chávez’s Third Symphony.

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