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Cinco de Mayo

05/05/11 8:00AM

On this day in 1862 the Mexican army pulled off an unlikely victory over French forces at the historic Battle of Puebla. The battle came during the period of French occupation in Mexico, in the years following the Mexican-American war. The fifth of May - Cinco de Mayo - has come to be a day of Mexican pride and celebration. Among other selections today we'll hear from Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra from her recent recording, "Mi Alma Mexicana - My Mexican Soul".   



Sobre las Olas
Composer: Juventino Rosas
(arr. by Ljova [Lev Zhurbin])
Ensemble: Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Conductor: Alondra de la Parra
CD/Album: "Alondra de la Parra - Mi Alma Mexicana"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 75555
Note: ("Over the waves")


Paisaje Mexicano
Composer: Aaron Copland
Ensemble: LA Guitar Quartet
CD/Album: "LAGC Latin"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80593


Dance Rhapsody #1
Composer: Frederick Delius
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: "Delius: Orchestral Works"
Record co./Cat #: London 460290


Violin Sonatina #1 in D, Op. 137/1, D 384
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Jaime Laredo, violin ; Stephanie Brown, piano
CD/Album: "Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano"
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 90137


Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Fields & Forests
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Ensemble: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Zdenek Macal
CD/Album: "Smetana: Ma Vlast"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80265


Sonata Seconda in Bb
Composer: Roberto Valentini
Ensemble: Rebel
Conductor: Jorg-Michael Schwarz
CD/Album: "Concerti di Napoli"
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 90286


Melodie pour Violon et Orchestre, Op. 1
Composer: Gustavo E. Campa
Ensemble: Philharmonic Orchestra of Americas
Conductor: Alondra de la Parra
Soloists: Daniel Andai, violin
CD/Album: "Alondra de la Parra - Mi Alma Mexicana"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 75555


Dixit Dominus
Composer: Ignacio de Jerusalem
Ensemble: Chanticleer
CD/Album: "Mexican Baroque"
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 96353


Composer: E. J. Moeran
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
CD/Album: "Moeran: Serenade/Warlock: Capriol Suite"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8808
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