A “Concierto” Christmas Special on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

December 23, 2015
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert we present a special holiday edition of the national bi-lingual program "Concierto" that features music by Spanish and Latin American composers and performers presented in English and in Spanish. This edition features traditional Spanish language villancicos from 18th century Cuba, 19th century Uruguay, and 17th century Ecuador.

A “Concierto” Christmas Special

Frank Dominguez hosts.

Esteban Salas   Claras luces (Clear Lights)   Exaudi Choir of Cuba  María Felicia Pérez   Jade Records  36088      A Latin American Baroque Christmas                           

Esteban Salas  Una nave mercantil (The merchant ship bringing bread from heaven)   Exaudi Choir of Cuba María Felicia Pérez    Jade Records 35746      En Barroco Cubano del Siglo XVII                             

Joaquín Rodrigo Retablo de Navidad (Christmas Carols and Songs)  Raquel Lojendio, soprano; David Rubiera, baritone; Madrid Community Orchestra and Chorus   Jose Ramun Encinar     Naxos  8557223    Rodrigo: Retablo de Navidad                                  

Agustín Barrios  Villancico de navidad (Christmas Carol) Alexander-Sergei Ramírez, guitar   Deutsche Grammophon   4715322    Confesion                                                     

Carlos Salzedo Short Fantasy on a Catalan Carol (Fum, Fum, Fum) Angel Romero, guitar; The Canadian Brass RCA Victor 62683-2    Canadian Brass - Noel                                        

Juan Diego Flórez   Santo Juan Diego Flórez, tenor; Bologna Community Theatre Orchestra & Chorus    Michele Mariotti       Decca  B001487502  Juan Diego Flórez: Santo - Sacred Songs                      

Anonymous 17th c. Ecuador  Canción de una pastorita al Niño Dios  Ensemble Villancico     Peter Pontvik          CPO 777568     Baroque Music from Ecuador: Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico     

Francisco Guerrero  Hombres, victoria, victoria!  The Rose Ensemble   Jordan Sramek          The Rose Ensemble         0006       Celebremos El Nino - Christmas Delights from the Mexican Baroque

Tomás Luis de Victoria  O magnum mysterium (O great mystery) Gabrieli Consort   Paul McCreesh          Archiv Produktion         437833     Palestrina Mass                                              

Tomas Luis de Victoria   Ave Maria  Tallis Scholars     Peter Phillips         Gimell  0010       Christmas Carols and Motets                                  

Tomás Luis de Victoria   Quem vidistis pastores? (Shepherds, whom did you see?)    Gabrieli Consort & Players         Paul McCreesh      Archiv Produktion         437833     Palestrina Mass                                               

Ariel Ramírez  Navidad Nuestra - Folk Drama of the Nativity, Manuel Melendez, tenor; Jose Sacin, tenor; Pablo Talamante, tenor; Choral Arts Society of Washington;  Joseph Holt     Naxos   8557542   

Ariel Ramirez - Misa Criolla; Navidad Nuestra                

Joaquin Nin Villancico Basque, Castilian, Cordoban, Andalusian,  Galian   Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano; Deutsche Grammophon       000507302  Noël                                                     

Carlos Guastavino    Cancion de Navidad    Quink Vocal Ensemble   Telarc  80202      Carols Around the World                                      

Traditional Catalan                 El Noi de la Mare (What shall we give to the Son of the Virgin?)      Mark Small, Robert Torres, guitars Barlow Bradford  Shadow Mountain  55882      Winterlight II                                               

Traditional    La Virgin Lava Pañales   Plácido Domingo, tenor;       Sony 53725      Christmas Favorites from Around the World                    

Traditional Spanish  Riu, riu, chiu  Cantus  Cantus Recordings  1205   Cantus - Comfort and Joy: Volume 2                        


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