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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 Tárrega, 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 heard in this episode:

Alfonso X: Sancta María strela do día (Cantigas de Santa María)
Alia Vox/ /La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Hespèrion XX/Jordi Savall, conductor

Anonymous: Danza morisca
Alia Vox/Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall, conductor

Anonymous, Arr. Manuel Valls: Yo m'enamori d'un aire
RCA/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/ Jean-Claude Gérard, flute/Oscar Ghiglia, guitar

Tomás Luis De Victoria: O magnum mysterium
2L (Lindberg Lyd)/Grex Vocalis/Carl Høgset, conductor

Gaspar Sanz: Canarios
Delphian/Gordon Ferries, baroque guitar

Joaquín Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre: mvt. 4, "Canario"
Deutsche Grammophon/Andres Segovia, guitar/Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jorda, conductor

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

Antonio Soler: Sonata in D
Transart Live/Marcela Roggeri, piano

Juan De Arriaga: Overture in D
Chandos/BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena, conductor

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

Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tonar/Manuel Barrueco, guitar

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This Week's Quiz!

An early stringed instrument the Moors brought to Spain was the _____

 Harp

 Oud

 Cello

 Dulcimer

Composer Juan de Arriaga was such a talented kid, people called him _____

 Mr. Incredible

 The Maestro of Madrid

 Hands of Fire

 The Spanish Mozart

Which Spanish composer was born in 1852, wrote Recuerdos de la Alhambra/Memories of the Alhambra, and was known as the "father of classical guitar"?

 Francisco Tárrega

 Fernando Sor

 Antonio Soler

 Joaquín Rodrigo

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

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 Tárrega, known as "the father of classical guitar." You'll also learn how the guitarra came to Spain in the first place.

This is a transcript of this show available

Music heard in this episode:

Alfonso X: Sancta María strela do día (Cantigas de Santa María)
Alia Vox/ /La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Hespèrion XX/Jordi Savall, conductor

Anonymous: Danza morisca
Alia Vox/Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall, conductor

Anonymous, Arr. Manuel Valls: Yo m'enamori d'un aire
RCA/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/ Jean-Claude Gérard, flute/Oscar Ghiglia, guitar

Tomás Luis De Victoria: O magnum mysterium
2L (Lindberg Lyd)/Grex Vocalis/Carl Høgset, conductor

Gaspar Sanz: Canarios
Delphian/Gordon Ferries, baroque guitar

Joaquín Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre: mvt. 4, "Canario"
Deutsche Grammophon/Andres Segovia, guitar/Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jorda, conductor

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

Antonio Soler: Sonata in D
Transart Live/Marcela Roggeri, piano

Juan De Arriaga: Overture in D
Chandos/BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena, conductor

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

Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tonar/Manuel Barrueco, guitar

More shows about Spanish and Latin American Composers

The Spanish Sound
Mexican Composers
More Latin American Composers

Learn more about Spanish and Latin American Composers | This is an Activity Sheet available

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

An early stringed instrument the Moors brought to Spain was the _____

 Harp

 Oud

 Cello

 Dulcimer

Composer Juan de Arriaga was such a talented kid, people called him _____

 Mr. Incredible

 The Maestro of Madrid

 Hands of Fire

 The Spanish Mozart

Which Spanish composer was born in 1852, wrote Recuerdos de la Alhambra/Memories of the Alhambra, and was known as the "father of classical guitar"?

 Francisco Tárrega

 Fernando Sor

 Antonio Soler

 Joaquín Rodrigo