Ximenez

Ximenez: Music & Politics

In this episode, SE favorite Karin Cuellar-Rendon and the Ximenez Quartet trace the early nationbuilding efforts of 19th-century Latin American composers Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado (Bolivia-Peru), José Bernardo Alzedo (Chile), and Chiquinha Gonzaga (Brazil) who integrated elements of the European classical tradition with local musical genres.
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About the Episode

Latin American Music Nationalism is often understood as a 20th-century movement represented by composers such as Silvestre Revueltas (Mexico), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil) among others. In this episode, SE favorite Karin Cuellar-Rendon and the Ximenez Quartet trace the early nation-building efforts of 19th-century Latin American composers Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado (Bolivia-Peru), José Bernardo Alzedo (Chile), and Chiquinha Gonzaga (Brazil) who integrated elements of the European classical tradition with local musical genres.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Karin Cuellar, guest curator
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Hannah De Priest, podcast producer

Episode Guests

Karin Cuellar

violin

José Manuel Izquierdo

musicologist

Resources

Wikipedia entry for Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado

Watch Ximenez Quartet perform their 2022 Emerging Artist Showcase for Early Music America

Learn more about pianist and composer Chiquinha Gonzaga

Read this article about the discovery of Pedro Ximénez’s manuscripts by José Manuel Izquierdo König

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Greg Nosan & Brandon Ruud
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse
Bonnie Baker

EPISODE SPONSOR
Bonnie Baker

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Bonnie Baker for Karin Cuellar Rendon

Music

PEDRO XIMENEZ ABRILL TIRADO (1784-1856)
Meditación para el Quinario Dia 4
Adagio con Sordina from Quarteto op. 55
Vals al estilo Americano

JOSÉ BERNARDO ALZEDO (1788-1878)
“La Chicha” – Cancion Patriotica

CHIQUINHA GONZAGA (1847-1935)
Corta-Jaca