Arturo Márquez ‘Danzón No. 2’: ‘Nostalgia and Jubilant Escape’

Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2 Context Commissioned in 1994 by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Danzón No. 2 is one of the most frequently performed pieces of Mexican contemporary classical music. Based on the Mexican partnered dance, the ‘danzon’ genre utilises syncopation, offbeats and pauses, where the dancers hold elegant positions before Read more…

Alfred Reed ‘Second Suite for Band (Latino Mexicana)’: Continental Winds

Alfred Reed: Second Suite for Band (Latino Mexicana) Context Alfred Reed was born in 1921 in New York. He has composed lots of music for a variety of ensembles including concert and wind bands, symphonic orchestras and choral groups. Throughout his long and prosperous lifetime, Reed traveled around the world as a guest Read more…