LET’S HEAR MORE LATIN AMERICANS

Earlier in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) I looked once and sadly have yet to find the inclusion of one single piece of music by a Latin American composer in the programs of any of our musical institutions.

Here I provide a list of over two dozen composers of either Latin American nationality or heritage. Once read you might like to search You Tube for their music. Surprises await you. And if you are a leader of one of our musical institutions, you might consider programming something by any one of these composers. The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has announced one of its mainstage concerts featuring music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Astor Piazolla, and Osvaldo Golijov, setting an example for others to follow.

A PARTIAL LIST OF LATINEX COMPOSERS

  1. Sergio Assad (1952) Brazil –

Aquarelle for Guitar

  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944) Paraguay

La Catedral

  • Leo Brouwer (1939) Cuba

Un dia de Noviembre

  • Ricardo Castro (1864-1907) Mexico

Melancolie

  • Daniel Catán (1949-1978) Mexican

En un doblez del tiempo

  • Carlos Chávez (1899-1978) Mexico

Xochipili

  • Aurelio de la Vega (1925) Cuba

Elegy for Orchestra

  • Paquito D’Rivera (1948) Cuba

Homenaje a Cachao

  • Gabriela Lena Frank (1972) Peruvian-American

The Mestizo Waltz

  1. Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) Argentina

Danzas Argentinas

  1. Yalil Guerra (1973) Cuba

La Palma Real (first movement)

  1. Ricardo Iznaiola (1949) Cuba

Etude No 9, Homage to Llobet 

  1. Eunice Katunda (1915-1971) Brazil

Quatro epígrafes 

  1. Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) Venezuela
  1. Ernesto Lecuona (1896-1963) Cuba

En tres por cuatro

  1. Tania León (1943) Cuba

Batá

  1. Arturo Márquez (1950) Mexico

La conga del fuego nuevo

  1. Gabriela Montero (1970) Venezuela

Piano Concerto No. 1 “Latin” (first movement)

  1. Alberto Nepomuceno (1974-1920) Brazil

Romance

  • Jacqueline Nova (1935-1975) Colombia

Fantasía

  • Gabriela Ortiz (1964) Mexico

Tambuco

  • Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Argentina

Libertango

  • Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) Mexico

Intermezzo

  • Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940) – Mexico

Jarana

  • Robert Xavier Rodriguez (1946) Mexican-American

Finale from De rerum natura

  • Roberto Sierra (1953) Puerto Rico

Fandangos

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Brazil

Choros No. 7

  • Osvaldo Golijov (1960) Argentina

Azul

  • Odaline de la Martinez (1949) Cuban-British

Asonancias

  • Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905) Cuba

Danzas Cubanas

Orlando Jacinto Garcia (1954) Cuba

Of Wind, Sea and Light

Rafael de Acha © 2022 Shared on https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicforallseasonscincinnati

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