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Exchange Roses for Sant Jordi with The Spanish Hour, April 2020


The festival of Sant Jordi is a holiday on April 23 in Catalonia. During this festival, people exchange books and roses. The roses represent the rose that St. George (Sant Jordi) gave the princess after slaying the dragon. This month on The Spanish Hour, we celebrate music of this festival (4/20). 

/6         México romántico Romantic works by two of Mexico’s great modern masters: the Trio romántico of Manuel María Ponce and the Symphony No. 4 of Carlos Chávez.

4/13      The Unknown Granados Lesser known orchestral and chamber works by the composer of Goyescas and 12 Spanish Dances

4/20      Catalan Classics for Sant Jordi We celebrate the Catalan national holiday of Sant Jordi (April 23) with Catalan classics from the Renaissance through the 20th century. We will hear sacred music from the Renaissance from Joan Cererols, piano miniatures reminiscent of Schumann’s Album for the Young by Granados disciple Josep Martí i Cristià, and a piano trio by Granados himself, written when he was just 27.

4/27      Remembering Guernica We commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of the Basque village of Guernica (April 26, 1937) with New York-based Galician composer Octavio Vázquez’s “Guernica” Piano Trio number 1.