Classical 91.5

The Spanish Hour

Mondays, 10 to 11 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, and online at
  • Hosted by Candice Agree

Meet the people of the Spanish-speaking world through their music. The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree presents recorded performances featuring Iberian and Latin American composers, conductors and performers.  Host Candice Agree combines her musical training from the Eastman School of Music with her training in Spanish and Catalan language to present works from the Iberian Peninsula, the Americas, Mexico, and the Caribbean from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.

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The January 25th broadcast features music by Manuel de Falla for the theater.  We see a scene from his well known, El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician).

On December 14th host Candice Agree takes us back to the 9th century for a musical pilgrimmage through the Codex Calixtinus, a jewel in medieval bibliography, that is one of the richest medieval sources for historians, geographers, musicologists, sociologists, ethnologists, art historians and linguists.

Host Candice Agree takes us to Spain and Latin America where the American holiday of Halloween is now celebrated with some very spooky music played on the theremin.  Tune in on 10/26 if you dare!

Classical music chart-topping all-female a capella quartet Anonymous 4 presents music of 14th century Spain on the 9/28 broadcast.

Host Candice Agree takes us back to the 1930s and the Golden Age of Mexican cinema on the 8/24 broadcast.

This month host Candice Agree pays tribute to the "El Sistema" movement for orchestras. Here we see Maestro Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra. (7/27 broadcast)

Born in Barcelona, trained in Germany, and a naturalized American citizen - who is Carlos Suriñach? We'll meet this composer on the June 8th broadcast.

The brilliant Spanish pianist, Alicia de Larrocha began her adult career in 1940, and made her first appearance in the USA in 1955.  On May 4th, host Candice Agree honors mothers like this working mother Alicia de Larrocha.

Brenda Feliciano

Paquito D'Rivera has won fourteen Grammy awards. The cuban composer and saxophonist has recorded more than 30 solo albums.  The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms "he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart." Tune in on 3/23 to hear some of his classical compositions.

La Zarzuela Barroca (2/17) featured in this program combine elements of Greek mythology and Spanish folklore. This program includes selections of Zarzuelas from the 18th century, as well as chamber works by modern Spanish composers (2/3).