Gypsy Music and Gypsy Influences

July 29, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Walter Albertin, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Several thousand years ago the forebears of the present day Gypsy people left India. Their descendants have spread throughout the world and their cultural influence is still very vibrant, especially around the Mediterranean. Flamenco music has nurtured the inspiration of Spanish composers, even before Albéniz and continues to inspire composers of today.

Playlist

Malagueña (on a traditional melody), by Carlos Montoya
Carlos Montoya, guitar

Sonata Pimpante, by Joaquin Rodrigo
Ala Voronkova (violin), Mac McClure (piano)

Las mujeres son las moscas, by Francisco Mignone
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Caprichos, by Leonardo Balada
Adam Levin (guitar),  Cuarteto Assai