Fiesta Goes to the Movies

December 15, 2018, 7:00 pm

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During the golden age of Hollywood, countries like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina also developed their own healthy movie industries. Smaller nations also contributed to a robust catalog of Latin American movies. Almost every important Latin American composer from the last hundred years has been asked to compose film music, from Heitor Villa-Lobos in Brazil, to Silvestre Revueltas in Mexico, to Leo Brouwer in Cuba.


“Tango del Atardecer”, from the movie Tango, by Lalo Schifrin
Quinteto Real

Music from, La Cucaracha, by Raúl Lavista
María Felix; Dolores del Río; Pedro Armendáriz; Emilio Fernández; Ignacio López Tarso

“Janitzio”, from the movie Janitzio, by Silvestre Revueltas
Orquesta Filarmónica de México; Enrique Bátiz, conductor

Selections from the movie Like Water for Chocolate, by Leo Brouwer
Milan Productions Orchestra; Leo Brouwer, conductor

“Ilusiones perdidas”, “Homenaje”, and ” Adiós a Cuba”, from the movie, Strawberry and Chocolate, by Ignacio Cervantes
Frank Fernández, piano

“Tanguedia” and “Tristeza separacion” from the movie Tangos: el exilio de Gardel, by Astor Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla and his Quintet

“Tanguedia” from the movie South, by Astor Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla and his Quintet

“End Title” from the movie Cool Hand Luke, by Lalo Schifrin
Tom Malone. harmonica; Howard Roberts and Tommy Tedesco, guitar; Warner Bros. Orchestra; Lalo Schifrin, conductor