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


Fandango
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


Bolero
Sony/French National Orchestra/Loren Maazel, conductor


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


Zapateado
Warner/Itzhak Perlman, violin/Samuel Sanders, piano