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More choral music, this time from Mexico's long tradition, The Spanish Hour, February 2021


Mexico has a long history of choral music, dating back to the 17th century.  We'll hear music by some of the masters on Feb 8th. Visit Mexican Choral Music to learn more about this rich history.

2/1        Savall and the Red Book of Montserrat The Shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat was a major pilgrimage site in the 14th century. El Llibre Vermell, the Red Book of Montserrat, is a 14th-century collection of devotional texts and music for the pilgrims at the Catalonian Monserrat Monastery. We’ll hear selections from the six music folios contained in El Llibre Vermell, presented by La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hesperion XXI, under the direction of Jordi Savall. 

2/8        Mexico‘s Choral Music Tradition From 17th-century masters Juan García de Zéspedes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla to modern-day composers Guillermo Alvarez Navarro and Sergio Cárdenas, enjoy a 400-year span of choral music from Mexico.

2/15      Cuba’s Classical Legacy Music by some of Cuba’s best-known and best-loved composers, all born in Havana. Works by Tania León, Leo Brouwer, Joaquín Nin, Manuel Saumell, and “the Cuban Gershwin,” Ernesto Lecuona.

2/22      Tangos, Milongas and More: Music of Argentina The international success of the Argentine tango may have eclipsed the variety of Argentina’s classical music. This week we bring you works for guitar, orchestra, and chorus by Carlos Guastavino, Alberto Ginastera, and Astor Piazzolla: “El rey del tango.”