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It's contemporary Cuban String Quartets on The Spanish Hour, 11/20 @ 10pm

11/6 Three Generations of Spanish Symphonists This week, we hear works by composers representing three generations of Spanish music – from the Generation of 1898 to the present day. We’ll hear orchestral works by Julio Gómez, Salvador Bacarisse, and José Luis Greco, representing the Generation of the Maestros, El Grupo de los Ocho, and the music from the Spain of today.

11/13 Fiesta de la Guitarra From Cuba’s Joaquín Nin and Leo Brouwer to Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov to Uruguay’s Alfonso Broqua, music by Latin American composers, and all for the guitar. Recorded live in concert at Manhattan School of Music.


11/20 Contemporary Cuban String Quartets This week’s program features selections from the Grammy Award-winning 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.

11/27 The Fandando This week’s edition is devoted to the Fandango, the most Spanish of Spanish songs and dances. We’ll hear a variety of classical interpretations by Antonio Soler, Granados, Boccherini, Vives, and, yes, even Mozart. Hear how each interpreted and adapted this beloved Spanish dance form with Afro-Cuban roots.

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