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Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari
The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue our offering of one-hour series of Fiesta!, with Uruguayan-born composer and host Elbio Barilari.
Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.
The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music.
Fiesta! provides a valuable platform for the sound, culture, and history of classical music in Latin America. Barilari enriches our listeners by introducing them to a genre that does not typically receive much exposure. Fiesta! fosters an appreciation for Latin American classical music and creates a meeting place for listeners of diverse backgrounds.
Fiesta!, says the Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari, features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip through the hidden pleasures of Latino concert music, including the magical rhythms of Silvestre Revueltas and Heitor Villa-Lobos and the power of symphonic tango. Plus, the series shares little-known treasures from the Latin-American Baroque, and celebrates classical guitar through the music of Agustin Barrios, Antonio Lauro, and Leo Brouwer.
Fiesta! is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast!
FIESTA! with ELBIO BARILARI
Broadcast Schedule - Fall 2013
-- Revised 11/5/2013
Please Note: These programs are subject to change.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-25
RELEASE: September 22, 2013
Sketches of Spain
Sometimes is difficult to tell where Spanish music stops and Latin American music starts. Many of the Latin American songs and rhythms are a continuation, or a consequence, of folk or sacred Spanish music. In the same manner, some of the most popular Spanish melodies, such as Granada and Malagueña have been written by Latin American composers.
(Mexican, 1900-1970): Granada (1932)
Frankie Laine (1913-2007): Born in Chicago as Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years.
Pedro Vargas (1906-1989): A Mexican singer and actor, from the golden age of Mexican cinema. He was known as the "Nightingale of the Americas".
(Cuban, 1895-1963): Malagueña (1928) (Ernesto Lecuona, piano)
José Pablo Moncayo
(Mexican, 1912-1958): Homenaje a Cervantes (1947) for 2 Oboes and String Orchestra
(Orquesta José Pablo Moncayo, Enrique Bátiz, conductor)
(Brazilian, 1897-1986): Three Spanish Songs (1932): Nana; ¿Por qué lloras morenita?;
Las mujeres son las moscas
Manuel M. Ponce
(Mexican, 1882-1948): Concierto del Sur (1941) (Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México; Alfonso Moreno, guitar; Enrique Bátiz, conductor)
PROGRAM #: FST 13-26
RELEASE: September 29, 2013
Fiesta of the Guitar
This week, Elbio invites you to a fiesta of the guitar, celebrating a wide range of Latin American guitar music. We explore the thriving crossover of classical style and popular folk and cultural themes, an intersection which has a rich history and continuing tradition of innovative guitar music.
Luiz Bonfá (arr/Carlos
Barbosa-Lima): Sambolero (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Agustin Barrios: El Ultimo Canto (Berta Rojas, guitar)
Juan Falu: Chacarera Ututa (Berta Rojas, guitar)
Juan Falú: Three Movements from Suite Argentina: Zamba, Estilo, Malambo (Paco Péna and Eduardo Falu, guitar)
Luiz Bonfá: Manha de Carnaval (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Luiz Bonfá: Na Sombra (Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar)
Chico Buarque de Hollanda: A Novia de Cidade, Embebedado (Arthur Nestrovski, guitar)
Fernando Cabrera: El tiempo está despues (Gustavo Ripa, guitar)
Leo Brouwer: Danza caracteristica (Miguel Trapaga, guitar)
PROGRAM #: FST 13-27
RELEASE: October 6, 2013
Early Music From Spain and Latin America
Early explorers and settlers of the New World incorporated their poetry and music with that of the native peoples to create a new and unique Hispanic culture. Fiesta! reflects on the musical encounters linking these diverse traditions and musical colors from Latin American's past.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-28
RELEASE: October 13, 2013
Bandoneón: The Voice of Tango
The bandoneon is not an accordion, but a type of big concertina particularly popular in Argentina and Uruguay. It is an essential instrument in tango groups, and in orchestras from the traditional orquesta típicas of the 1910s onwards to the present day. The bandoneon, so named by the German instrument maker and dealer Heinrich Band (1821-1860), was originally intended as an instrument for religious music and popular music of the day.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-29
RELEASE: October 20, 2013
Two Latin-American Concerti
This week, from two very different worlds, a Mexican Violin Concerto and a Brazilian Oboe Concerto, created 20 years apart. The violin concerto was the last major work of noted composer Manuel Ponce, written for and dedicated to violinist Henryk Szeryng. Our program features the last recording made by Mr. Szeryng. Brenno Blauth, a Brazilian composer from the banks of the Amazon, wrote this beautiful oboe concerto, one of the mainstays of the concert oboist's literature. Arcadio Minczuk performs with the Orchestra of Sao Paulo under the baton of his brother, Roberto Minczuk.
Brenno Blauth: Concerto for Oboe
Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo; Arcadio Minczuk, oboe; Roberto Minczuk, conductor)
Manuel Ponce: Concierto Para Violin y Orquesta (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Batiz, conductor; Henryk Szeryng, violin)
PROGRAM #: FST 13-30
RELEASE: October 27, 2013
La Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween festivities, El Día is a tradition more centered around honoring and paying tribute to one's ancestors, who are considered to maintain a beneficial, watchful influence on the lives of their descendants. Today, we explore music that celebrates many facets of this celebration.
Mariachi: Son de la Negra (Ensemble Chicago) SM 0102
Jose Luis Hurtado: Son de la Bruja (Quinteto Latino) Con Brio 21144
Silvestre Revueltas: Noche de Jaranas (Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Caracas) Cacao Musica 008
Gabriela Ortiz: Altra de Neon (Camerata de las Americas, Joel Sachs, conductor) Conaculta
Silvestre Revueltas: Colorines (English Chamber Orchestra, Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor) Koch 7241
Miguel del Águila: Conga-Line in Hell (Camerata de las Americas, Joel Sachs, conductor) Conaculta
Alejandro Escuer: Cactus Spiritual (Folklore Imaginario) Cera 009
PROGRAM #: FST 13-31
RELEASE: November 3, 2013
Two to Tango
Which is not about tango! It's about different duos... there is one Piazzola, of course!
Duets from Astor Piazzolla, Arturo Márquez, Hermeto Pascoal, Salvador Brotons and Marcos Cavalcante!
PROGRAM #: FST 13-32
RELEASE: November 10, 2013
Choros N.11- A Master Piece by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Part 1)The gargantuan Choros N.11, in three parts, by Heitor Villa-Lobos is one of the most ambitious works ever written for the combination of piano and orchestra. Listen to this monument of music together with other inspiring pieces by the Brazilian master.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-33
RELEASE: November 17, 2013
Choros N.11 - A Master Piece by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Part 2)
The gargantuan Choros N.11, in three parts, by Heitor Villa-Lobos is one of the most ambitious works ever written for the combination of piano and orchestra. Listen to the second half of this monument of music together with other inspiring pieces by the Brazilian master.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-34
RELEASE: November 24, 2013
Chamber Music of Spain and Latin America
This week, we explore chamber and piano music from Spain and Latin America, looking at the wide range of similarities and differences in the cultural expression of this most intimate form of music making.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-35
RELEASE: December 1, 2013
Music from Catalonia
This hour we will feature three 20th century composers from Catalonia
Xavier Montsalvatge, Federico Mompou and Leonardo Balada
PROGRAM #: FST 13-36
RELEASE: December 8, 2013
La Voz de la Naturaleza - Voice of Nature
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for classical composers. The music of Latin America and Spain presents a generous catalogue of works depicting a diversity of landscapes and the unchained forces of nature.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-37
RELEASE: December 15, 2013
Eduardo Fernández: The Interpreter and the Composer
Eduardo Fernández is one of the most praised interpreters of the classical guitar and a gifted composer. Enjoy an exclusive interview with the artist and a selection of his more recent recording
PROGRAM #: FST 13-38
RELEASE: December 22, 2013
Come celebrate a tropical Christmas with popular holiday songs from Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua and Mexico.Picnic with us under the trees lit by dangling lights and listen to a Latin American Christmas.
PROGRAM #: FST 13-39
RELEASE: December 29, 2013
Spanish flamenco music has a rich tradition of blending the music from such diverse backgrounds as India, the Arab world, and the gypsies. In this hour we feature the many paths of flamenco from the pop world to the concert hall.