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Step back to the 9th century with The Spanish Hour in December 2020

The Codex Calixtinus

On December 14th host Candice Agree takes us back to the 9th century for a musical pilgrimmage through the Codex Calixtinus, a jewel in medieval bibliography, that is one of the richest medieval sources for historians, geographers, musicologists, sociologists, ethnologists, art historians and linguists.

12/7 Hidden Treasures A century of unique gems from Spain and the New World, including a sonata for clarinet and piano by Argentinean romantic Carlos Guastavino, symphonic Basque melodies by Jesús Guridi, and a guitar suite of homecoming by contemporary Galician composer Octavio Vázquez.
12/14 Music for A Pilgrimmage  From as far back as at least the ninth century, pilgrims have followed El Camino de Santiago to the shrine of St. James in Compostela. On this edition of The Spanish Hour, we hear selections from the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th-century guidebook of sorts, containing advice and music for the pilgrimage. We’ll hear selections from this collection, as performed by Ensemble Organum.
12/21 Christmas in Renaissance Spain The Spanish Siglo de Oro -- Golden Age -- witnessed an astonishing musical flowering. Enjoy works for the nativity by the greatest of Spain's composers from teh 16th century: Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, Cristóbal de Morales, and Mateo Flecha "the Elder."
12/28 Dancing in the Streets A live concert recording of some of the most recognizable and beloved popular dances of Spain. Habaneras, fandangos, and more, by Ravel, Falla, Sierra, and Águila.