A Living Tradition: Baroque Music from Bolivia

June 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Church interior in San Javier, Ñuflo de Chávez, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Photo: Bamse, CC BY-SA 2.5, cropped, via Wikimedia Commons)

While European Baroque music and composers were falling out of fashion and new musical trends came in place, in a remote corner of Bolivia those traditions never died. Listen to original baroque music written by Bolivian composers while Elbio Barilari interviews musicologist Father Piotr Nawrot, one of the custodians of these extraordinary cultural inheritances.


Aqui Ta Naqui Iyal, by Anonymous

Beatus vir, by Domenico Zipoli

Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII, by Anonymous

Motet Caîma, Iyaî Jesus, by Anonymous

Aria Ascendit Deus in jubilation, by Anonymous

Exaltate Regem Regum, by Anonymous

Missa Octavo Tono, by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco

Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta, by Anonymous
Florilegium and Bolivian Soloists