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Saturday, March 17, 2018 Permalink

The Latin Connection

"La Rumba" by Antonio Sanchez Araujo, oil on canvas, 1937


For more than 150 years, the music of Mexico and Cuba  has inspired composers in the U.S. to explore Latin rhythms in a variety of ways.

In this hour, some cases in point by Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more.


Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Copland: Symphony No. 3, etc. [for Danzón Cubano] Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland EMI Classics 094633156128 094633156128
Gottschalk Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 [for Noche En Los Tropicos] Hot Springs Festival Symphony Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg Naxos 8.559320 636943932025
Scott Joplin: Piano Rags [for Solace: A Mexican Serenade] Joshua Rifkin Nonesuch 79159 075597915921
Antonio Machin: Echale Salsita [for "Echale Salsita"] Antonio Machin Glinka Records, iTunes download -----
Gershwin: Complete Orchestral Works [for Cuban Overture] St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin.  Vox CDX 5007 04716350072
Spanish, Mexican and Turkish Folk Songs [for “El Palo Verde"] Cynthia Gooding Elektra Records, iTunes download -----
Music in the American Grain [for Bowles' Six Latin American Pieces  Ramon Salvatore Cedille CDR90000-010 735131901024
Copland: Clarinet ]Concerto, etc. [for “Dance of Jalisco"] Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Paul Gambill Naxos 8.559069 636943906927
American Journey [for Grusin's Danzon de etiqueta] Steinhardt, Mayorga, Grusin, Forsyth Naxos 8.559235 636943923528
Fiesta [for Bernstein's Mambo] Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel Deutsche Grammophon B0011340-02 0028947774570

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