Naxos - Orchestral Music from Latin America
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5/23/2016 Orchestral Music from Latin America

As heard on NPR's Alt.Latino, "There's more to classical music from Latin America than you think. Listen and discover that world for yourself." Enjoy this fantastic introduction to classical music from Latin America!

Alt.Latino highlights a few composers who might change your mind about classical music from Latin America. From award-winning contemporary composer, Roberto Sierra, "Sinfonia No. 3" combines traditional elements of Puerto Rican salsa with rhythms remnant of the Spanish Caribbean (Naxos 8.559817). Internationally acclaimed, Sierra's work adds just the right amount of spice to orchestral classics. Regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" is infectious. The Argentinian native expertly adapted a simple ballet piece excerpt into an orchestral gem in folk-style. Other notable composers on the Alt.Latino list include Silvestre Revueltas (Naxos 9.555917), Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and arguably the most significant Latin American composer- Heitor Villa-Lobos. Revolutionary in the 19th and 20th century, these composers continue to make their mark in contemporary classical music.

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