Listen: 'La Mujer en la Música: How Latin American Women Have Shaped Classical Music'

Teresa Carreño is a celebrated Venezuelan pianist.Library of Congress

La Mujer en la Música


March 14, 2023

Teresa Carreño was a Venezuelan composer and pianist nicknamed the Valkyrie of the Piano due to her formidable and impactful playing. But her legacy extends beyond the amazing works and recordings she left behind, as her powerful image as a performer and individual challenged the image many people had at the time about women in music. And she is not the only Latin American woman to have done so.

Join host Inés Guanchez as we explore the music and lives of select women composers and performers from Latin America who have reshaped music history and continue to do so to this day. Enjoy La Mujer en la Música, featuring Latin American performers and composers such as Gabriela Montero, Martha Argerich, Gabriela Lena Frank and more.


Teresa Carreño: Mazurka de Salón (Salon Mazurka) – Clara Rodriguez, piano

Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina (Andean Elegy) – ROCO

Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas (Argentine Dances) – Martha Argerich, piano

Claudia Montero: Vientos del Sur (Winds of the South), Mvt. I – Julio Coviello, bandoneon with Claudia Montero, Lucía Zicos, Natalia González

Gabriela Ortiz: Rio de Mariposas (River of Butterflies) – Southwest Chamber Music

Gabriela Montero: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Latin), Mvt. III - Allegro Venezolano – Gabriela Montero, piano, with the Orchestra of the Americas