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The Spanish Hour pays tribute to pianist Alicia de Larrocha, August 2021

Alicia de Larrocha

We'll hear from the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha in works by Frederico Mompou (Aug 2) and take a look back at her long life and hear some of her renowned recordings (Aug 23).

8/2       Profile: Frederico Mompou Works for piano, guitar, and voice by the enigmatic 20th-century Catalan composer Frederico Mompou, performed by Alicia de Larrocha, Julian Bream, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Judith Jáuregui.

8/9       México romántico Romantic works by two giants of classical music from 20th-century Mexico: Manuel María Ponce and Carlos Chávez. Featured are Ponce's Trio Romántico and Chávez' Sinfonia Romántica.

8/16      The Unknown Granados Lesser known orchestral and chamber works by the composer of Goyescas and 12 Spanish Dances, including forgotten orchestral and instrumental treasures from one of the great composer-pianists of the late 19th and early 20th century.

8/23      Profile: Alicia de Larrocha This week we remember Alicia de Larrocha through her renowned recordings, and through performances and testimonials from a memorial held in in New York City.

8/30      Works by Ortiz & Cererols with Jordi Savall Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial bring to life works from the 16th and 18th century Spain with a Neapolitan connection by two of that country’s most important composers. The featured work is Missa pro defunctis, a requiem written during the great Barcelona plague, by Catalan composer Joan Cererols. Works for viola da gamba by Diego Ortiz from Castilla-La Mancha round out the program.