A Profile on Paquito D'Rivera on The Spanish Hour, March 2020
Paquito D'Rivera has won fourteen Grammy awards. The cuban composer and saxophonist has recorded more than 30 solo albums. The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms "he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart." Tune in on 3/23 to hear some of his classical compositions.
3/2 Music from Mediæval and Renaissance Spain From the Five Kingdoms of 13th-century Spain to the polyphony of Spanish Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria, this week’s program explores Spain’s vocal music from the 13th-18th centuries.
3/9 20th-century musical bookends Two works, each representative in its own way, of the 20th century: Ardor, the violin concerto written in 1998 by José Luis Greco with Mariana Todorova as soloist, and the complete music to the 1919 ballet El Sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat ) by Manuel de Falla, featuring Florence Quivar.
3/16 Profile: Arriaga, The Spanish Mozart Spain's Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga was born 50 years to the day after the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Like Mozart, Arriaga was a prodigy who died quite young. Unlike Mozart, who died at age 35, Arriaga was only 19 at the time of his death. Featuring the Overture to Los Esclavos felices, the cantata Herminie with Basque soprano Ainhoa Arteta, and Symphony in D.
3/23 Profile: Paquito D’Rivera A child prodigy, the Cuban-born clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera is well-known equally in both the jazz and classical worlds. We’ll hear some of his classical compositions this week.
3/30 Joyas desconocidas/Hidden Jewels Famous Spanish and Mexican composers and their not so famous works. With pianist Miguel Baselga, The State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, playing hidden gems by Albéniz, Ponce, and Granados.