Spanish and Latin American Composers

The Spanish Sound

When composers use their country's folk songs, dances, and rhythms to paint musical pictures of local places and legends, it's called musical nationalism. Hear how composers like Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla and others defined the Spanish sound with spirit, fire, and romance.

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Music In This Episode

Asturias (Leyenda)
Decca/Alicia de Larrocha, piano

12 Spanish Dances: X: Danza Triste, Melancolica
Torill Music/Enrique Granados, piano (Aeolian Duo-Art player piano roll)

The Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the Millers Wife
Warner/Philharmonia Orchestra/Rafael Fr"uhbeck de Burgos, conductor

Magnesound/Rafael Romero, Perico el del Lunar, guitar

Piano Quartet, Op. 67, mvt. 2 (Vivo)
Claves/Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet

Suite Castellana #1: Fandanguillo
Classical Pages/Andr'es Segovia, guitar

El Ni~no Jud'io: "De Espa~na vengo"
EMI/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/Sinfonia of London/Rafael Fr"uhbeck De Burgos, conductor

10 Basque Melodies: Festiva
Digital World Music/Spanish National Orchestra/Ata'ulfo Argenta, conductor

Sonatina (ballet): Dance of the Shepherdess
Deutsche Grammphon/Nicanor Zabaleta, harp

Concierto de Aranjuez: mvt. 1
Decca/Pepe Romero, guitar/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner, conductor