Today on Introductions, we start Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month with highlight performances from the past two years, with composers from Argentina, Brazil and Peru, some of whom now live in Mexico, the USA and the Netherlands.
A celebration of Latin American music featuring Marina Piccini, a virtuosic Italian-American flutist, Clarice Assad, a Brazilian-American pianist, singer, bass player, and composer, and her father, guitarist and composer Sérgio Assad.
Astor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921. To celebrate the influential Argentinian composer’s centenary, Elbio Barilari explains Piazzolla’s unique legacy and shares a playlist of his most influential music.
Originally broadcast April 29, 2019. Fareed Haque, guitar AnDrea James, soprano Quartet Risata Violin – Hanna Bingham Violin – Michael McGuan Viola – David Lee Cello – Kayla Steger Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless …
The 2010s were a tumultuous decade, replete with astounding artistic highlights, superlative new voices, and watershed moments of reckoning. WFMT hosts and staff reflect on what the past decade brought for classical music, and what the new decade may have in store.
The festival’s artistic director Elbio Barilari, who also hosts WFMT’s Fiesta, remarked of the festival that “just the idea that a Latin American classical music festival exists in the US and has already been going on for 14 years is very exciting!”
Composers have been inspired by all aspects of nature, and the changing of the seasons is no exception. As the weather warms up and the birds begin to chirp, here are some classical works to put a little spring in your step.