3 Latino “Mozarts” Classical Music Lovers Should Know

July 30, 2016, 7:00 pm

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There are three Latino composers who have often been compared to Mozart. Two of them were called “Mozart” by their contemporaries:  Chevalier de Saint Georges, born in the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in the 18th century and the 19th century composer Spanish-Basque Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga. The third is the 20th century Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri whose first name was actually, Mozart.


Overture for “The Happy Slaves”, by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
Les Concerts des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5 No.2, by Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Encore Chamber Orchestra, Rachel Barton Pine (violin), Daniel Hege (conductor)

Symphony No.4, Brasilia, by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri
Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, John Neschling (conductor)