Corazón: The Music of Latin America – John-Henry Crawford, Victor Santiago Asuncion

June 29, 2022, 9:00 am

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John-Henry Crawford writes: “In the summer of 2019, I traveled to Mexico to compete in the International Carlos Prieto Cello Competition, and little did I know, the trip would transform my life musically. At the time I was very well acquainted with Latin American music, but after having the great fortune of winning first prize and returning to Mexico multiple times for performances, I fell in love with the music of Latin America, the culture, the history, and the Spanish language. This album takes the listener on a musical tour through Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.” The centerpiece of Crawford’s album is Manuel Ponce’s Cello Sonata in G minor, presented alongside music of Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Guastavino, Egberto Gismonti, and Astor Piazzolla.