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Fiesta! features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Program host Elbio Barilari is your guide for this trip through the hidden treasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos, or the symphonic tango; plus the series shares little-known wonders from the Latin-American Baroque and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, Leo Brouwer, and more.
||Sonatas from this Side of the Atlantic||The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries. Latin American composers have also cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta! features an extravaganza of Latino sonatas!||11/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Anthem Anecdotes: Music to Listen Standing Up||The anthems of most of the Latin American countries were composed in the 19th century under the influence of both the recent war for independence and Italian opera. There are many interesting stories about how some of them came to existence.||11/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Music from the Basque Country||Euskadi, also known as the Basque country, represents one of the several ways of being a Spaniard or is it something else? It depends on whom you ask. The Euskera (or Basque) people have their own language and a longstanding cultural tradition,||10/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Veronica Loiacono: Singer/Composer||This accomplished singer was born in Argentina where she studied, among others at the National Conservatory of Music “Carlos Lopez Buchardo” and the renowned Art Institute “Teatro Colon” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.||10/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Music of José Pablo Moncayo||The author of the very popular Huapango - considered as the second Mexican anthem - composed several symphonic and chamber pieces of great importance. Fiesta! pays tribute to this giant of the 20th century Latin America.||10/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Visions of the Vanquished||“The Vision of the Vanquished” or “La voz de los vencidos”, a 1959 book by Mexican historian Miguel León Portilla was very instrumental in changing the view that Latin Americans had about the clash of cultures and the cultural genocide that took||10/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Viva la Zarzuela!||The first half of the 20th century saw the incredible popularity of an exclusively Spanish genre: The Zarzuela. It can be defined, superficially, as light opera without being “operettas.” Zarzuela constitutes a delicate balance between Spanish folk mu||10/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Composers from Chile||¡Fiesta! pays a new visit to giants of Chile’s musical history, such as Pedro Humberto Allende, Domingo Santa Cruz, Alfonso Letelier and Gustavo Becerra.||9/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Myth and Music||Throughout history, myths have been a popular source of inspiration. Ibero-American composers (that means from Spain, Portugal and Latin America), have been using Greek, Roman, Biblical, Arab, Chinese or Indian mythology as well as the myths of the or...||9/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forgotten Geniuses and Pioneers||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!||9/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|