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Thursday, December 18, 2014 Permalink

A Baroque Christmas in the New World

Manuel de Sumaya (1678-1755) is probably the best known composer from colonial Mexico and a shining star of the baroque era. In celebration of the holiday season, A Baroque Christmas in the New World brings you music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya, most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya's own hand! Listen as the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University under the direction of Dana Marsh bring these sparkling works to life once again. Hosted by Angela Mariani from WFIU Public Radio's program of early music, Harmonia.

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