Spanish and Latin American Composers

Classical Music In Spain

¡Bienvenidos! Listen and explore the music of some of Spain's most influential composers and players, from King Alfonso X (a.k.a. "Alfonso El Sabio"/Alfonso the Wise) to Francisco T'arrega, known as "the father of classical guitar." You'll also learn how the guitarra came to Spain in the first place.

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Music In This Episode

Sancta Mar'ia strela do d'ia (Cantigas de Santa Mar'ia)
Alia Vox/ /La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Hesp`erion XX/Jordi Savall, conductor

Danza morisca
Alia Vox/Hesp`erion XXI/Jordi Savall, conductor

Yo menamori dun aire
RCA/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/ Jean-Claude G'erard, flute/Oscar Ghiglia, guitar

O magnum mysterium
2L (Lindberg Lyd)/Grex Vocalis/Carl Hogset, conductor

Delphian/Gordon Ferries, baroque guitar

Fantas'ia para un gentilhombre: mvt. 4, "Canario"
Deutsche Grammophon/Andres Segovia, guitar/Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jorda, conductor

Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Alto/John Williams, guitar

Sonata in D
Transart Live/Marcela Roggeri, piano

Overture in D
Chandos/BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena, conductor

Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
Deutsche Grammophon/Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin/Vienna Philharmonic/James Levine, conductor

Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tonar/Manuel Barrueco, guitar