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It's the Mexican cinema and more on The Spanish Hour - August 2020


Host Candice Agree takes us back to the 1930s and the Golden Age of Mexican cinema on the 8/24 broadcast.

8/3        Composers from Buenos Aires Music by three generations of Argentinian composers, all born in Buenos Aires: Alberto Williams, Alberto Ginastera, and Jorge Liderman.

8/10      Three’s a Charm: Composers from Mexico 20th-century chamber music by Spain’s Joaquín Turina, Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, and Mexico’s Carlos Chávez.

8/17      Andalusina Portraits Guitartists Pepe Romero and Turibio Santos are featured in works by Palomo and Granados.

8/24      Silvestre Revueltas and The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema The 30-year period beginning in 1933 saw an incredible wealth of films from Mexico. Silvestre Revueltas was one of the composers whose music left an indelible imprint on the sound of Mexican film.

8/31      Spain á la Russe According to 19th-century Russian composer Mikhail Glinka, “A nation creates music – the composer only arranges it.” On today’s program, we travel some 2200 miles east from Madrid to Moscow, to hear hear how Russian composers, including Glinka, were inspired by the music of Spain.