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Composer's impressions of Spain, from a distance, The Spanish Hour, 6/19 @ 10pm


Spain has intrigued many composers. Candice Agree looks at works by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Franz Liszt.

6/5 Profile: Carlos Suriñach Works by naturalized U.S. citizen Carlos Suriñach, highlighting the Barcelona-born German-trained composer’s melodic re-imaginings of Spanish folkloric traditions. We’ll hear the flamenco inspired Ritmo jondo, the Piano Quartet of 1944, and his Piano Concerto, dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha.

6/12 Profile: Isaac Albéniz Which was more dramatic: the life or the compositions of Isaac Albéniz? This week, we’ll focus on both, as well as the cultural milieu that allowed him to flourish.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.

6/19 Foreign Impressions of Spain Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Emmanuel 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.

6/26 Does this Music Sound “Spanish to You? A walk through two 20th-century orchestral works, from a 1928 recording of Albéniz's “El Puerto” from Iberia to Mare nostrum, a guitar concerto by Catalan Salvador Brotons, plus the Concerto for Orchestra by Aragonese innovator Antón García Abril.

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