Phoenix of Mexico

Bassoonist Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein, violinist Karin Cuellar Rendon, and mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young, who each have a personal connection to “The Phoenix of Mexico,” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). In this special episode, we explore the legacy of Sor Juana as a poet, composer, and protofeminist. We’ll hear the single confirmed composition by Sor Juana herself, as well as works by Guatemalan composer Rafael Castellanos, Bolivian composer Andrés Florés, and Andean composer Antonio Durán de la Mota. 

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Episode Guests

Karin Cuellar Rendon

Violinist

Raquel Winnica Young

Mezzo-soprano

Resources

Soon to be updated with links to related websites and recordings.

Music

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651? – 1695)
“Madre de los Primores”

Rafael Castellanos (c. 1725 – 1791)
“Pues mi Dios ha nacido a penar”
“Ausente del alma mia” archival recording courtesy of Chatham Baroque

Antonio Durín de la Mota (1675 – 1736)
“Fuego, fuego que el templo se abrasa”
“Dios y Josef apuestan”

Andrés Flores (1690 – 1754)
“A este edificio célebre”

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Bob & Nancy Klein
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin
Tom & Marilyn McLaughlin
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse

EPISODE SPONSORS
Marc Vincent & Alex Nalbach 
Susan McClary

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Ross Duffin & Bev Simmons
Eric & Sue Kisch
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam
Jean Toombs
Daniel Williams
JoLynn Edwards
Sarah Steiner

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