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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 heard in this episode:

Isaac Albeniz: Asturias (Leyenda)
Decca/Alicia de Larrocha, piano

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

Manuel De Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the Miller's Wife
Warner/Philharmonia Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Traditional: Romera
Magnesound/Rafael Romero, Perico el del Lunar, guitar

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

Federico Moreno Torroba: Suite Castellana #1: Fandanguillo
Classical Pages/Andrés Segovia, guitar

Pablo Luna: El Niño Judío: "De España vengo"
EMI/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/Sinfonia of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, conductor

Jesús Guridi: 10 Basque Melodies: Festiva
Digital World Music/Spanish National Orchestra/Ataúlfo Argenta, conductor

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

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

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This Week's Quiz!

One of Manuel de Falla's most famous songs was ____

 Three-Wheeled Cart

 Three-Cornered Hat

 Danza Fiesta

 There's a Hole in My Pocket

Which Spanish composer wrote all his music in Braille, after losing his sight as a child, and was famous for the Concierto de Aranjuez?

 Enrique Granados

 Joaquín Rodrigo

 Andrés Segovia

 Joaquín Rodrigo

The southern region of Andalucía is known as the home of which Spanish folk dance stye?

 Flamenco

 Tango

 Zarzuela

 Macarena

Classics For Kids

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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.

This is a transcript of this show available

Music heard in this episode:

Isaac Albeniz: Asturias (Leyenda)
Decca/Alicia de Larrocha, piano

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

Manuel De Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the Miller's Wife
Warner/Philharmonia Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Traditional: Romera
Magnesound/Rafael Romero, Perico el del Lunar, guitar

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

Federico Moreno Torroba: Suite Castellana #1: Fandanguillo
Classical Pages/Andrés Segovia, guitar

Pablo Luna: El Niño Judío: "De España vengo"
EMI/Victoria de los Angeles, soprano/Sinfonia of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, conductor

Jesús Guridi: 10 Basque Melodies: Festiva
Digital World Music/Spanish National Orchestra/Ataúlfo Argenta, conductor

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

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

More shows about Spanish and Latin American Composers

Classical Music In Spain
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!

One of Manuel de Falla's most famous songs was ____

 Three-Wheeled Cart

 Three-Cornered Hat

 Danza Fiesta

 There's a Hole in My Pocket

Which Spanish composer wrote all his music in Braille, after losing his sight as a child, and was famous for the Concierto de Aranjuez?

 Enrique Granados

 Joaquín Rodrigo

 Andrés Segovia

 Joaquín Rodrigo

The southern region of Andalucía is known as the home of which Spanish folk dance stye?

 Flamenco

 Tango

 Zarzuela

 Macarena