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Brazilian Piano Music on Fiesta, April 2021


Host Elbio Barilari  takes a fresh look at the long tradition of Brazilian piano music. Thursday, April 8th at 10pm.

4/1       Superstring Theory This program of Fiesta showcases music for string quartet and string instruments in different combinations. We will highlight some of Latin America’s most important and influential composers. Enjoy the vitality and beauty of rarely heard Latin American and Spanish string music.

4/8       A Fresh Look to the Brazilian Piano Brazilian composers and pianists have established a long, solid and brilliant tradition; Fiesta revisits the fascinating world of the Brazilian piano music. Including works by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, Almeida Prado, and Francisco Mignone.

4/15      Tomás Luis de Victoria: 16th century Spanish Composer Tomás Luis de Victoria is considered one of the top European composers of the 16th century. His music shows a remarkable sense of tonal contrast, foreshadowing the tonality of the Baroque era. Fiesta will share some of his beautiful music including the “Cum beatus Ignatius” as well as insight on his fascinating life. 

4/22      Florencio Asenjo: Composer and Mathematician Argentinan Florencio Asenjo came to the US in 1958 to work as a mathematician at Georgetown University. He was at the cutting edge of mathematical research and at the same time he composed very personal and striking music. Join us as host Elbio Barilari revisits the work of this Latin American genius.

4/29      Mexican Soundscapes Together with Brazil and Cuba, Mexico is one of the powerhouses of Latin American music. With roots in the native cultures as well as in the Colonial period, Mexican music shows an extraordinary vitality and a variety of colors and soundscapes. This hour we will share some of the biggest names in Mexican classical music as well as some composers you may not know.