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Meet composer Carlos Suriñach on The Spanish Hour, June 2020

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Composer Carlos Surinach

Born in Barcelona, trained in Germany, and a naturalized American citizen - who is Carlos Suriñach? We'll meet this composer on the June 8th broadcast.

6/1        Mexico’s Music Giants Manuel María Ponce and Carlos Chávez  Orchestral works by two brilliant exemplars of Mexican musical nationalism. We’ll hear Manuel María Ponce’s Piano Concerto and Carlos Chávez’s Third Symphony.

6/8        Profile: Carlos Suriñach Born in Barcelona, trained in Germany, and a naturalized American citizen, Carlos Suriñach’s works are redolent with his melodic re-imaginings of Spanish folkloric traditions. On this edition, we’ll enjoy the flamenco-inspired Ritmo jondo, the Piano Quartet of 1944, and his Piano Concerto, dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha.

6/15      Profile: Isaac Albéniz Which was more dramatic: the life or the compositions of Isaac Albéniz? This week, we’ll focus on both, as well as the cultural milieu that allowed him to flourish.

6/22      Foreign Impressions of Spain Ravel, Debussy, Chabrier, and Franz Liszt were just a few of the many composers whose imaginations were sparked by the customs and music of the Iberian Peninsula. This week, we hear their impressions of Spain.

6/29      Does this music sound “Spanish” to you? 20th-century Spanish composers whose works owe more to European modernism than to the folkloric musical traditions of Spain.