Spanish and Latin American Composers

Music based on Hispanic Dance Forms

Dance is very important in Spain, and Spanish dance forms have made their way all over the world. They've even turned into music that was never meant for dancing. Listen and move to the irresistible rhythms of the jota, fandango, seguidilla, tango, and other dances in the Spanish tradition.

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Music In This Episode

Gran Jota
Sony/Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar

Spanish Overture #1: Capriccio brillante on the jota aragonesa
Decca/London Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

Alpha/Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord

Guitar Quintet #4 in D: Fandango (4th mvt.)
Deutsche Grammophon/Melos Quartet/Narcisco Yepes, guitar/Lucero Tena, castanets

Homenaje a la Seguidilla
Naxos/Pepe Romero, guitar/Extremadura Symphony Orchestra/Manuel Coves, conductor

Carmen: Seguidilla
Deutsche Grammophon/Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano/London Symphony Orc./Claudio Abbado, conductor

Danzas Cubanas: Soledad
Concerto/Davide Cabassi, piano

Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Primavera Porte~na
Ancalagon/Lara St. John, violin/Sim'on Bol'ivar Youth Orchestra/Eduardo Marturet, conductor

Sony/French National Orchestra/Loren Maazel, conductor

Keyboard Suite in d minor (HWV 437): Sarabande
Decca/Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

Warner/Itzhak Perlman, violin/Samuel Sanders, piano