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It's a Medieval Christmas this month on The Spanish Hour, December 2019


Spend Christmas in 13th and 14th century Spain with host Candice Agree, on the 12/23 broadcast.

12/2      Guitar and Orchestra It was hard to choose from among the guitar works of Federico Moreno Torroba and Joaquín Rodrigo. I hope you’ll enjoy this program’s selections for 2 guitars and orchestra.

12/9      Women of Classical Music Female greats of classical music, featuring Venezuelan virtuoso pianist and composer Teresa Carreño, Catalan mezzo Conchita Supervía, and Spanish-Mexican composer Maria Teresa Prieto. With historical recordings, including a 1905 piano roll made by Teresa Carreño performing one of her many piano miniatures.

12/16    Songs of Spain One of Spain’s musical glories is her wealth of songs -- from every region and every era, loved and kept alive through the ages through transcriptions and arrangements. We’ll hear Manuel Valls’ transcription of Sephardic songs, a cello and piano version of Manuel de Falla’s Popular Spanish Songs, and José Luis Greco’s work for voice and string quartet, inspired by songs collected by Federico García Lorca.

12/23    Christmas in Medieval Spain and Colonial Latin America The latest addition to The Spanish Hour’s Christmas specials: sacred works from 13th and 14th-century Spain and 16th-18th-century Latin America, plus popular traditional carols from Catalonia.

12/30    Dancing in the New Year Works by Rodrigo, Albéniz, and Granados inspired by Spain’s many regional dances.