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The Spanish Hour honors Extraordinary Women Musicians, Mon 5/6 @ 10pm

Women have been far too frequently relegated to the sidelines, despite their skills and contributions to the Latin music cannon. Host Candice Agree places women in the spotlight.

Images of five Latina women musicians superimposed over a map
Collage by Alan López for Remezcla.

5/6 Extraordinary Women Musicians With Mother’s Day approaching, The Spanish Hour celebrates las madres trabajadores: Latina and Spanish working moms who, through their talent, are citizens of the world. We’ll hear renowned historical recordings by Spanish mezzo-soprano Conchita Supervía, Spanish-Mexican composer María Teresa Prieto, plus a 1905 piano roll made by Venezuelan virtuoso pianist and composer Teresa Carreño performing one of her many piano miniatures.

5/13 Argentina: More Than Just Tango The tango may be Argentina's best-known musical export, but it's far from the only musical expression to be discovered. On this edition of The Spanish Hour, we explore the rich and varied classical music of Argentina. And, yes, we'll include the tango!

5/20 Guitar Potpourri A guitar potpourri, featuring works from Latin America and Spain by Joaquín Rodrigo, Astor Piazzolla, and Antonio Lauro, featuring Pepe Romero, Corona Guitar Quartet, and Alfonso Morena in works for solo guitar, four guitars, and guitar with orchestra.

5/27 Profile: Francisco Tárrega This edition of The Spanish Hour explores the genius of the composer known as the “Sarasate of the guitar.” Francisco Tárrega’s works are challenging to play and inspiring to hear, especially as performed by Julian Bream, Narciso Yepes, and Slava Grigoryan.

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