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American Halloween meets Spain & Latin America, The Spanish Hour, October 2020


Host Candice Agree takes us to Spain and Latin America where the American holiday of Halloween is now celebrated with some very spooky music played on the theremin.  Tune in on 10/26 if you dare!

10/5      The “Spanish” Julian Bream English guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream devoted much of his energy to the Spanish repertory. On this week’s program, we celebrate the Spanish guitar – and lute – of Julian Bream.

10/12    Classical Quixote Works by Roberto Gerhard and Gerardo Gombau complement Manuel de Falla’s complete one-act opera El Retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show)

10/19    Dancing in Barcelona You won’t find flamenco on this week’s program of waltzes, sardanas, mazurkas, and more by a variety of Catalan composers, some very well known -- Enrique Granados, Federico Mompou, and others well known mainly in Spain -- Zamacóis, Morera, and Blancafort.

10/26    El Fiesta de Halloween Though a North American holiday, Halloween now is celebrated throughout Spain and Latin America. Perhaps no instrument can give you la piel de gallina/goosebumps like the theramin can, so of course, we’ll feature that early electronic instrument. We’ll also hear some fun and scary music from Spain and South America, including the complete El Amor Brujo/Love, the Magician by Manuel de Falla.