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The great Alicia de Larrocha - The Spanish Hour for February 2019

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Pianist Alicia de Larrocha

Host Candice Agree devotes an entire program to the great female pianist Alicia de Larrocha (2/18). 

2/4        Rarities from The New World and The Old A program of tesoros escondidos -- hidden treasures -- from Mexico’s Miguel Bernal and Spain’s Isaac Albéniz.

2/11      Ponce and Chávez: Master and Protégé Orchestral works by two giants of Mexican musical nationalism: Manuel María Ponce’s Piano Concerto and Carlos Chávez’s Third Symphony.

2/18      The Artistry of Alicia de Larrocha For many, Alicia de Larrocha’s recordings of Granados, Albéniz, and Falla define the classical piano music of Spain. Along with her performances, we’ll hear spoken remembrances from friends, family, and colleagues.

2/25      Enfoque: Focus on Catalan-American composer Carlos Suriñach Born in Barcelona, trained in Germany, and a naturalized American citizen, Carlos Suriñach’s works are redolent with his melodic re-imaginings of Spanish folkloric traditions. On this edition, we’ll enjoy the flamenco-inspired Ritmo jondo, the Piano Quartet of 1944, and his Piano Concerto, dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha.