Pianist Xiayin Wang performs a variety of repertoire and she recently released a new album of solo piano works by Enrique Granados on the Chandos label. The album centers around Granados’s towering Goyescas, a set based on the paintings of Francisco Goya.
I think Tracy Chapman said it best when she sang ‘Talkin’ bout a Revolution.’ In this statement, which is both simple in context while at the same time powerful, it reminds me how in the world of world music, there are a slew of songs in this vein.
So on this week’s World Music Show (4/21) we’ll tackle this subject—using a few world music genres such as Afrobeat, Latin Rock and Reggae. But they’ll also be a few surprises along the way as well.
The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia will be performing two concerts this weekend, first on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in the Richmond Public Library and then Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond. The concerts are themed to music from the Latin worlds, the old world of Italy and Spain,
It’s going to BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL sounds pouring out of your speakers on this week’s World Music Show (4/14). That’s right, tons O’ fun for your ears this week. But let me break it down to the just the nitty gritty.
The Ariel Quartet was formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago when its members were middle-school students. They were recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award and serve as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music.
The Miró Quartet was established in 1995 and some of the first works they performed for competitions were the Beethoven quartets. They now have a long history with the Beethoven cycle and plan to release them all to celebrate their 25th anniversary season and Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020.