Distant Neighbors

September 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Though we share a very long border with Latin America, we live in two very different worlds. Their history is thousands of years old, and ours is younger. Come on this journey with us to the deep and rich musical history of our neighbors to the south. Mexico’s early history of many indigenous cultures and its colonization by Spain in the early 16th century make for a fascinating evolution of its classical music. This week we travel through the centuries of Mexican music, from an Incan flute song, a waltz from Mexico City, Over the Waves (Sobre las Olas) by Juventino Rosas (and until recently attributed to Johann Strauss II), and Bill finds Mexican mazurkas by Manuel Ponce.

Playlist

Episode 1

Anon.: Inca Flute Tune from Apurimac
Hesperus
Golden Apple 7552; 2:35

Hernando Franco: Regina Caeli
Capella Cervantina/Franco, conductor
Quindecim QP008; 2:53

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla: Stabat Mater
The Sixteen/Christophers
Coro 6059; 2:55

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla: Versicle and Response: “Deus in adiutorium”
Westminster Cathedral Choir/O’Donnell
Hyperion 66330; 2:34

Francisco Escalada: “Villancico” – “Canten Dos Jilguerillos”
The Harp Consort/Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 2:26

Anon.: “Marizápalos A Lo Humano” – “Marizápalos Bajó Una Tarde”
The Harp Consort/Lawrence-King; Hargis, soprano
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 6:40

Miguel Pérez de Zavala: “Diferencias Sobre Marizápalos”
The Harp Consort/ Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 4:20

Juan García de Zespedes: Guaracha – “Convidando Está La Noche”
The Harp Consort/Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 4:25

Juan de Lienas: Lamentatio
Schola Cantorum of Boston; Boston Camerata
Erato 45977; 6:59

Manuel Enriquez: Recordando a Juan de Lienas
Orquesta Filarmónica del Bajío
Coro A.M.E.N. 10152; 6:26

Santiago de Murcia: Saldivar Codex No. 4; “Cumbées”
The Harp Consort/Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 3:02

Bolivian Indian tune: “En Cha En Cha”
Hesperus
Golden Apple 7552; 1:50

Episode 2

Antonio de Salazar: “O Sacrum convivium”
Westminster Cathedral Choir/O’Donnell
Hyperion 66330; 3:17

Santiago de Murcia: “Jácaras De La Costa”
The Harp Consort/ Lawrence-King
Hyperion 66330
4:08; 1:46 (excerpt)

Santiago de Murcia: Praeludium & Allegro (rec. NYC, Jan. 1958)
Andrés Segovia
Hyperion 66330; 2:16

Santiago de Murcia: “Gaitas”
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90263; 3:26

Santiago de Murcia: “Zarambeques O Muecas”/”Ya Que El Sol Misterioso”
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90263; 2:30

Jerusalem: Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe
Sanctus; Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim; Te Deum Laudamus

Chanticleer/Chanticleer Sinfonia/Jennings
Teldec 21829
0:50; 2:26; 2:48

Anon.: Sonata in mi bemol for flute and continuo– Allegro
Capella Cervantina/Franco
Quindecim QB050; 1:59

Juan del Ensina: “Cucú”
Hesperus, Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Golden Apple 7552; 1:01

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 3 Villancicos:
Mesa: Las flores y las estrellas
Mesa: Los que tienen hambre
Flores: A este edificio célebre
Ensemble Elyma/ Garrido
K 617106; 4:48; 3:50; 2:37

Jose Maria Chavez: Obertura “La huerfanita”
Conjunto de Camara de la Ciudad de Mexico
Cuartro Estaciones; 6:10

Manuel de Sumaya: “Oh feliz culpa nuestra!”
Conjunto de Camara de la Ciudad de Mexico
Primer Gran Festival Ciudad de Mexico-
450 Años de music; 2:44

Gaspar Sanz: Canarios/”Alegres Luces Del Día”
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90018; Excerpt (1:34)

Episode 3

Ricardo Castro: “Vals Bluette”
Max Lifchitz, piano
North South 1010; 2:01

Juventino Rosas: “Sobre las Olas” (Over the Waves)
London Symphony Orchestra/Gibson
Main Street 6605; 7:01

Felipe Villanueva: Dos Danzas 2. “Venus”
Eva Maria Zuk, piano
Serie Siglo XIX Vol. I; 1:26

Felipe Villanueva: “Vals poético”
Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Fuente
Clasicos Mexicanos 21004; 3:57

Julián Carrillo: Alborada “Los Naranjos”
Orquesta Sinfoniaca Lamoureaux de Paris/ Fromat
San Luis Instituto de Cultura; 6:53

José Paulino de Jesús Rolón: El festín de los enanos
Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Fuente
Clasicos Mexicanos 21004; 7:49

Manuel Ponce: Piano Concerto
State Of Mexico Symphony Orchestra/ Batiz
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Asv 926; 6:00; 9:56; 4:25

Santiago de Murcia: Saldivar Codex No. 4; “Cumbées”
The Harp Consort/ Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi 907293; 1:16 (excerpt)

Episode 4

Manuel Ponce: Mazurcas: No. 23 in A Minor
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Cedille Records 86; 1:48 (excerpt)

Manuel Ponce: Concierto For Violin & Orchestra, II. “Estrellita”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Batiz
Henryk Szeryng, violin
Asv 952; 7:25 :59

Manuel Ponce: Concierto del sur,
III. Allegro moderato e festivo
New York Philharmonic/Serebrier; Isbin, guitar
Warner Clasics 60296; 6:01

Manuel Ponce: Malinconia
Herrera, piano
Luzam 2000-001; 2:04

Miguel Bernal Jiménez: Angelus
Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Fuente
Clasicos Mexicanos 21004; 7:50

Carlos Chavez: “Adelita Y La Cucaracha”
Max Lifchitz, Piano
North South 1010; 2:22

Carlos Chavez: Suite For Double Quartet: Preludio
Southwest Chamber Music Ensemble
Cambria 8850; 2:33

Silvestre Revueltas: “La noche de los mayas”: Noche de los mayas
Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico/Diemecke
Sony 470801; 7:39

Nicolas Guillen: Sensemayá
Guillen reading the poem at the Library of Congress
1:34

Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Orquesta Filarmónica De La Unam, Ronald Zollman
Quindecim QP040; 6:39

Episode 5

Copland/Bernstein: El Salón México
Tocco, piano
Pro Arte 109; :54 (excerpt)

Carlos Chavez: Sinfonía India
UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra/Zollman
Unam MN 30; 12:09

Carlos Chavez: Symphony No. 4, “Sinfonia Romantica”
3 Vivo non troppo mosso
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Batiz
ASV 942; 8:25

Carlos Chavez: “Postludio”
Southwest Chamber Music Ensemble
Cambria 8850; 3:37

Eduardo Hernández Moncada: Crepúsculo; “Son De Huapango”
María Teresa Frenk, piano
Quindecim QP013; 5:11

Trad.: “Año Nuevo”
Marimba Indigena Flor Bataneca
Arhoolie 341; 0:44

Anon.: “El Ferrocarril De Los Altos”
Various Artists
Caprice 21598; 1:18

Trad.: “La Tijerita”
Lopez, accordion
Arhoolie 341; :32 (excerpt)

Trad.: “La Primavera”
Arhoolie 341; :32 (excerpt)

Anon.: “Gregorio Cortez”
Maya Y Cantu
Arhoolie 341; 1:13 (excerpt)

Angel Olsen: “La Bamba”
Garland Handbook Of Latin American Music
1:02 (excerpt)

Freddy Fender: “How Bad” (Que Mala)
Freddie Fender
Arhoolie 341; :46 (excerpt)

Trad.: “La Llorona”
Chavela Vargas
Antología de la Canción Ranchera; 4:02

Dominguez/Prutsman: “Perfidia”
Kronos Quartet, Carlos Garcia, musical leaf
Nonesuch 79649; 3:02

Manuel Ponce: “Estrellita”
Repin, violin; Markovich, piano
Erato 25487; 3:28