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Music by las madres trabajadores (working moms), The Spanish Hour, March 2021

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Pianist and composer Teresa Carreno

Meet Teresa Carreño, a renowned pianist, singer, composer, and conductor of Venezuelan origin, on the March 8th broadcast (International Women's Day).

3/1        Guitarra Latina  Works for guitar from Spain and Latin America by Joaquín Rodrigo, Antonio Lauro, and Astor Piazzolla.

3/8        Las Mujeres de la música clásica / Women of Classical Music For Women's History Month, The Spanish Hour celebrates the contribution of las madres trabajadores -- working moms; latinas y españolas and citizens of the world: virtuoso pianist and composer Teresa Carreño, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Conchita Supervía, and Spanish composer in exile Maria Teresa Prieto.

3/15      Francisco Tárrega, "Sarasate of the Guitar" Known as the "Sarasate of the guitar," Francisco Tárrega's works are challenging to play and inspiring to hear, especially as performed by Julian Bream, Narciso Yepes, and Slava Grigoryan.

3/22      Music for Two Guitars and Orchestra  Chopin wrote that the only thing more beautiful than one guitar is two guitars. On today's show, we prove him right, with work for two guitars and orchestra by Federico Moreno Torroba and Joaquín Rodrigo.

3/29      Canciones españolas / Spanish Songs  One of Spain's musical glories is her wealth of songs -- from every region and every era, loved and kept alive through the ages through transcriptions and arrangements. We'll hear Manuel Valls' transcription of Sephardic songs, a cello and piano version of Manuel de Falla's Popular Spanish Songs, and José Luis Greco's work for voice and string quartet, inspired by songs collected by Federico García Lorca.