Carlos Kalmar And The Symphony Orchestra Of Spanish Radio And TV In Concert – 2016 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert
Carlos Kalmar, Cond. – Symphony Orchestra Of RTVE, Madrid – March 4, 2016 – Radio Nacional España –
A Concert from Madrid this week – the Orchestra of Spanish Radio and TV (RTVE – España) under the direction of Uruguayan/Austrian Maestro Carlos Kalmar in a program of music completely Latin in flavor and origin. It was recorded live from the stage of Teatro Monumental in Madrid on March 4, 2016.
A lot of unfamiliar works this week, and all worthy of repeat listenings. Starting off with Cayengue by Rodrigues Barilari, followed by Ginastera’s Ollantay op. 17 – and then Tres Danzas Latinoamerican by Lena Frank – and then Melodia en el Ilano by Estévez and concluding with La Noche de los Mayas by Revueltas.
Uruguayan composer Elbio Rodriguez Barilari, now resident in the USA (since 1998), of orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed throughout the Americas and Europe; he is also active as a musician and writer.
Mr. Barilari studied at the Escuela Universitaria de Música of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo from 1974–78 and privately with Coriún Aharonián and Graciela Paraskevaídis in Montevideo at the same time, as well as privately with Héctor Tosar in Montevideo in 1976–77 and in the 1980s. He later attended the Cursos Latinoamericanos de Música Contemporánea in Brazil and studied with Milko Kelemen, Helmut Lachenmann and Dieter Schnebel in Germany in 1984, on an invitation from the Deutscher Musikrat.
He currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has given guest lectures at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago, the University of Chicago and other institutions. He has given workshops in Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.
Alberto Ginastera most everyone knows about.
Gabriela Lena Frank has been included in the Washington Post’s list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017), identity has always been at the center of composer/pianist Gabriela Lena Frank’s music. Born in Berkeley, California (September, 1972), to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. She has traveled extensively throughout South America and her pieces often reflect and refract her studies of Latin American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own.
Antonio José Estévez Aponte (January 3, 1916 in Calabozo (Guárico) – November 26, 1988 in Caracas), was a Venezuelan musician, composer and conductor.
He founded the Central University of Venezuela’s Chorus.
His best known work is the Cantata Criolla, released on July 25, 1954, winning the National Music Award and perhaps the most important Venezuelan nationalist work of the 20th century. Other well-known works are Mediodía en el Llano, Cromovibrafonía and Cromovibrafonía multiple that were composed for the exhibition of works of Soto in Montreal and the Museum of Modern Art of Ciudad Bolívar.
Silvestre Revueltas, (born Dec. 31, 1899, Santiago Papasquiaro, Mex.—died Oct. 5, 1940, Mexico City), Mexican composer, teacher, and violinist, best known for his colourfully orchestrated music of distinctive rhythmic vitality.
Revueltas studied violin and composition in Mexico City from 1913 to 1916. He studied at St. Edward College in Austin, Texas, from 1916 to 1918, and at the Chicago Musical College from 1918 to 1920. Revueltas conducted an orchestra in Mobile, Ala., in 1928, and in the following year he became assistant conductor of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra, a position he held until 1935.
Enjoy the concert.
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