Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari
Program Website: http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,84
Well before the Impressionism claimed direct inspiration from nature, musicians from different eras and styles linked the music to the forces of Mother Nature. In this program we will feature masterpieces by composers Almeida Prado (Brazil), José Pablo Moncayo (México), and Alberto Villalpando (Bolivia).
As Joaquín Rodrigo’s music has been overshadowed by the extraordinary success of Concerto de Aranjuez, the composer, Blas Galindo has experienced the same fate because of his Sones de Mariachi. This program focuses on the monumental work of Galindo as a symphonic composer as well as the author of some delicate and delightful chamber pieces.
Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.” It would be impossible to understand the music of the Americas without the African cultural influence. More than 15 million Africans were forcefully brought across the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, […]
Edu Lobo, composer
Nature has inspired, and continues to inspire, composer from all cultures. This program presents a piece by Chilean composer Carlos Isamitt featuring texts in the language of the Mapuche natives from Chile, a guitar concerto by living Mexican composer Eduardo Angulo celebrating the new life represented by alevines, or newly born fish, and also Cuauhnácuac, or “The Eagle’s Nest”, by one of the world’s top composers from the 20th century: Silvestre Revueltas.
Throughout history some musicians have reached immense popularity just to be quickly forgotten, many times without a clear explanation. In other cases, artists from the past still enjoy considerable fame but only as pioneers on their field. Fiesta! pays tributes both to forgotten geniuses and pioneers.
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