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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with Paul Laraia

Violist Paul LaraiaCourtesy of the artist

October 12, 2022

We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month here on PT, inviting some of our favorite Latin musicians to pick out some music to share. We recently spoke with violist Paul Laraia of the Catalyst Quartet - we'll hear his musical suggestions for Hispanic Heritage Month on today's show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Florence Price: String Quartet: Movement 3
Catalyst Quartet
Album: UNCOVERED Vol. 2

Giovanni Battista Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Sarah Hopkins calling from Scarsdale, NY

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Teresa Carreno
Album: The Caswell Collection, Vol. 6
Pierian Recording Society

Guido Lopez Gavilan: Antilles Violin Concerto
Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional | Guido Lopez Gavilan, conductor
Album: Por el Mar de las Antillas Anda un Violin

Agustin Barrios Mangore: Julia Florida (barcarola)
John Williams, guitar
Album: Great Performances - The Great Paraguayan: Solo Guitar Works by Barrios
Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Hour 2

Marc Webster: Hacky Sack
Album: Hacky Sack - Single
Marc Webster

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite for Orchestra
Classical Tahoe Orchestra | Joel Revzen, conductor
Classical Tahoe, The Pavilion, Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, NV

Quinn Mason: Reflection on a Memorial
Serafim Smigelskiy, cello | Alex Fortes, violin | Will Frampton, viola | Experiential Orchestra | James Blachly, conductor
Renewal: An Evening with Louise Toppin, DiMenna Center, New York City, NY

Andrea Mazzariello: Of and Between
fivebyfive | Jacob Ertl, piano
fivebyfive, University at Buffalo, Slee Hall, Buffalo, NY