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February 27, 2016 Program

TSH 1610

Manuel María Ponce was one of the great geniuses of Mexican music. An avid musicologist, Ponce used his vast collection of traditional Mexican folksongs in his romantic works, a synthesis he thought crucial for his country’s cultural evolution. Featured are the 24 guitar preludes, romantic pieces for piano, as well as Concierto del Sur, perhaps his best-known work.


Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)
Concierto del Sur
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Alondra de la Parra • Mi Alma Mexicana • My Mexican Soul
SONY 88697755552

Trozos Romanticos (excerpts)
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Mexican Piano Music by Manuel M. Ponce• Jorge Federico Osorio
Cedille CDR 90000 086

24 Preludes
Adam Holzman, guitar
Ponce: 24 Preludes • Estrellita • Canción
Naxos 8.553832

Opening and closing theme for "The Spanish Hour:" Falla: El sombrero de tres picos: La danza de los vecinos, transcribed and performed by Paco de Lucía Philips 836 032-2