BBC Singers - Music from Spain and Latin America
Live from London, the BBC Singers and guitarist Sean Shibe perform music for voices and guitar from Spain and Latin America, by Villa-Lobos, Falla, Brouwer and Almeida Prado.
Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
The BBC Singers with Radio 3 New Generation Artist and guitarist Sean Shibe perform music for voices and guitar from Spain and Latin America.
Almeida Prado: Celebratio amoris et gaudii
Leo Brouwer: Canciones amatorias
Eric Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl
Villa-Lobos: Etudes for guitar
Villa-Lobos arr Chilcott: Bachianas Brasileiras no 5
8.15 Interval: music for string quartet by a Spanish composer of an earlier generation: Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga - known in his day as the 'Spanish Mozart'
Daniel Saleeb: As de cantar (world premiere)
Falla: Balada de Mallorca
Antonio José: Sonata for guitar
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romancero gitano
Sean Shibe guitar
Paul Brough conductor
Banishing those post-Christmas winter blues with a little Latino sunshine, the BBC Singers join forces with Radio 3 New Generation Artist Sean Shibe for a programme of music for voices and guitar from warmer climes. Romantic love is the starting-point for the first half of the concert: poetry from the Biblical Song of Solomon set by the Brazilian Almeida Prado, alongside Cuban love songs by Leo Brouwer, and words by Mexican Octavio Paz, set to music by Eric Whitacre. After the interval, Manuel de Falla's musical reminiscence of the island of Mallorca, a new work by young British composer Daniel Saleeb, and a sequence of gypsy songs by Castelnuovo-Tedesco to poems by the great Spanish poet Garcia Lorca.
Completing the programme, Sean Shibe plays a sonata by Antonio José - a remarkably talented composer who was killed aged just 33 in the Spanish Civil War, and some of the fiendishly virtuosic Etudes for guitar by the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Followed at approx 9.40pm by Adopt a Composer: Mak Murtic's Encounters is presented by the Clapham Community Choir.