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Fiesta explores the heritage of the Spanish and Latin guitar, May 2021


Many parties throughout the centuries in several Western Europe countries contributed to the evolution of the modern guitar before Spain became a dominant force from the late 18th century. We'll learn more about the guitar's heritage in the May 27th @ 10pm broadcast.

5/6        Claudio Santoro, Brazilian Composer Claudio Santoro (1919?1989) was a prominent Brazilian composer and educator from the generation after Heitor Villa?Lobos. Santoro combines amazing musical wisdom and technique with a gift to create powerful melodies. Listen to one of the best-kept secrets of 20th century music: Claudio Santoro.

5/13      Another Imaginary Concert This time Fiesta’s imaginary concert features the beautiful and rarely heard classical Symphony No.4 by Spanish composer Miguel Marqués as well as an overture. We also have some surprises you will not want to miss.

5/20      Latin American Piano from Three Centuries Latin American composers from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have developed an amazing and beautiful catalogue. Fiesta presents a selection of some of the greatest Latin American piano music from the past 300 years. With works by Villa-Lobos, Ponce, and Tomás León.

5/27      Spain and Latin America on Six-Strings Spain and Latin America are the homeland of the guitar. Nurtured by the Spanish inheritance as well as the African sense of rhythm and the Native American melodies, Latin American guitar music has given a treasure of music to the world. Fiesta features a selection of works music reflecting different roots and tendencies in the music for the guitar.