Coffee & Headlines • September 6, 2020

From today’s broadcast:

Arturo Márquez, Danzón No. 2

As conducted by Alondra de la Parra with L’Orchestre de Paris.

As conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Symphony orchestra.

As transcribed for solo piano by French pianist Simon Ghraichy.

As performed by Alondra de la Parra and The Impossible Orchestra, a fundraising effort for Covid-19 victims in Mexico.

José Pablo Moncayo, Huapango

Composed in the 1940s, this is the nationalistic orchestra piece I grew up with. It is still very much revered throughout Mexico. Here is Alondra de la Parra with L’Orchestre de Paris.

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