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The Spanish Hour celebrates Mother's Day on May 4th

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Alicia De Larrocha

The brilliant Spanish pianist, Alicia de Larrocha began her adult career in 1940, and made her first appearance in the USA in 1955.  On May 4th, host Candice Agree honors mothers like this working mother Alicia de Larrocha.

5/4        Mother's Day with Alicia de Larrocha May 3 in Spain, May 10 in the United States and much of Latin America, it's a shame to reserve only one day to honor mothers. This week, we'll celebrate working mother and virtuoso pianist Alicia de Larrocha. Along with her performances, we'll hear from those who worked with her and were mentored by her. Recorded live in concert by special arrangement with Manhattan School of Music.

5/11      16th and 17th century: Sacred and Secular Joan Cererols wrote his Missa pro defunctis during the great Barcelona plague. We'll hear it tonight with works for viola da gamba by Diego Ortiz, performed by Jordi Savall.

5/18      Ruperto Chapí, the Spanish Massenet Best known for his 150 zarzuelas, Ruperto Chapí composed in every genre. This week, enjoy a sampling of Chapí's music for theater and the concert hall.

5/25      Rarities from Spain and Mexico A program of hidden gem from Mexico's Miguel Bernal and Spain's Isaac Albéniz.