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Podcast Exploring 2023's Key Composer Celebrations

Ray Picot

Part of the ILAMS podcast series, 'Journeys Through the Labyrinth'

9 Nov 2023+


Online Event

available to stream on demand at Mixcloud


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Calling all record collectors! If you're trying to navigate your way through the dauntingly huge world of Latin Classical music, don't fear - our resident expert is here to guide you. Join classical music addict and weekend journalist, Ray Picot, in this special EF edition of the ILAMS podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth.


2023 offers the opportunity to explore a host of Ibe/rican composers and artists whose lives spanned a period of over five centuries, including: Juan de Anchieta, Victoria de los AngelesAlicia de Larrocha, Tomás BretonFrancisco Barbieri, Ramon Garay, Pau Casals and Roberto Caamaño. This discographical whistle-stop tour through 2023's key celebrations offers an amazing kaleidoscope of styles and genres with plenty of variety to enjoy.

Ray will highlight the key works, as well as revealing some lesser-known hidden gems in the Latin Classical catalogue. Plus, discover the seminal interpretations whilst learning about the music in context. Whether you're new to Latin Classical, or a seasoned aficionado, this podcast has something for everyone.


Ray Picot host

Ray Picot is Chief CD and Concert Reviewer at the Iberian & Latin American Music Society, and currently writes a popular monthly column for Echoes Magazine titled Ray's Round-Up. A regular guest speaker at recorded music societies around the country, Ray boasts an encyclopaedic knowledge of the field. Think of him as your go-to guide to Latin Classical discography!

Organised by the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) as part of Echoes Festival 2023 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes

SNEAK PEEK! Listen to previous episodes of Ray Picot's podcast, Journeys Through the Labyrinth

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