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The Spanish Hour invites us to traditional Spanish dances, Mon 1/15 @ 10pm

In New Spain, the Fandango dance was not only part of weddings or religious celebrations, but also the unification of many races and traditions.

1/1 Hidden Treasures As we get ready to celebrate the New Year, we offer a program of works Forgotten by time. These 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.

1/8 From Renaissance to Galant Works by Francisco Guerrero, Joan and Josep Pla, and Domenico Scarlatti; representative of Spanish Music from the 16th through 18th centuries. This week, we offer sacred and secular music by these masters.

European Cultural Day of the ECB 2017
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European Cultural Day of the ECB 2017

1/15 Invitation to the Dance In collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music, this week’s program explores Spanish and Latin American music inspired by some of the most recognizable and beloved popular dances of Spain. We’ll hear habaneras, fandangos, and more, by Ravel (yes, some French music too,) Falla, Sierra, and Águila.

1/22 Music for a Pilgrimage Since the ninth century, the routes to Santiago de Compostela leading to the sanctuary of St. James have exercised a potent mystique, attracting countless pilgrims. What has achieved less attention is the music originally sung during the services in honor of the saint. Marcel Pérès's in-depth study of the Codex Calixtinus, preserved at the Cathedral of Santiago, has led to a reconstruction of the musical gems contained in the rare twelfth-century manuscript. This recording attest to the multiple stylistic influences encountered on the pilgrimage in the early 12th century.

1/29 The Genius of Isaac Albéniz Keyboard masterpieces by the Spanish composer and piano virtuoso Isaac Albéniz, performed by Miguel Baselga and Judith Jáuregui.

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