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Fiesta for January 2020 features music by Galacian composer Andres Gaos and more

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In the January 9th broadcast, we'll meet Galacian composer Andres Gaos.

1/2       20th Century Masters Latin America has a long history of "concert" music that started in the 16th century. But it's fair to say that the 20th has been THE century of Latin American music! Many of the most intense and valuable musical works of the past century have been written by composers such as Manuel Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chavez, Silvestre Revueltas, Astor Piazzolla and Leo Brouwer, among others.

1/9       Composer Andres Gaos Composer Andres Gaos was born in Galicia, Spain, in 1874, where he studied and reached an early notoriety. At the age of 20 he migrated to his family to South America. The Gaos lived in Montevideo, Uruguay and finally moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There the composer created the very prestigious Gaos Quartet, taught music and worked for the Argentine government in the cultural area. He composed romantic chamber and symphonic music that was performed all over the world.

1/16      Afro-Latin American Music It is impossible to understand Latin American culture without learning about the huge impact of its African roots had on culture and music. Their DNA, traditions, culture and music are alive and are a very important part of Latin American (and US) history. "Fiesta" presents music reflecting on this experience by Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone and Cuban composer Amadeo Roldan.

1/23      Edino Kriger, Composer Outside his native Brazil, Edino Krieger is known for his substantial work for the piano. However, he was also a very imaginative orchestrator and we'll hear his work.

1/30      Spotlight on New Recordings We receive many new recordings of Spanish and Latin American classical music daily.  Host Elbio Barilari picks some of his fresh favorites.