Episode #2079

Program #2079

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Saturday, July 31, 2004

New Music from Spain highlights this edition of New Sounds. While flamenco defines the cultural spirit of this country, there is far more to Spanish music. Cádiz-born guitarist Suso Saiz is among the most versatile of today's Spanish artists with roots in jazz, pop, and avant-garde styles. We'll hear selections from his 1991 CD, Simbolos. The three-member group Radio Tarifa draws on a mosaic of Iberian cultures, including African and Arabic percussion. Also on tap is music by flamenco guitarist Juan Martin (pictured right), and a New Sounds Live performance by Virginia Luque, a protégé of Andres Segovia whose career has been fast on the rise.

PROGRAM # 2079, New Music from Spain (First aired on October 2, 2002)





Ensemble Alcatraz & Kitka

Cantigas de Amigo

Mandad' ei comigo [1:30]

Dorian #90285*

Juan Martin

Musica Alhambra

The Passion Of the Lament [9:00]

FlamencoVision# FV #04**

Ketana, Toumani Diabate, Jose Soto, et al.

Songhai 2

Monte de los Suspiros [4:00]

Hannibal #1383
Available only as an import.*

Virginia Luque

New Sounds Live 2/6/97

La Romeria [4:30]

This performance not commercially available.


As Fadas de Estrano Nome

Foliada de Berducido [5:00]

Green Linnet #3118**

Suso Saiz


Los cangrejos no duerman boca arriba [3:30]

Slow Food 9S 0416
Out of print.

Radio Tarifa

Rumba Argelina

En baile de la Bola [2:45]

Nonesuch #79472**

Suso Saiz


Sal de Luna [4:00]

See above.

Paco Peña

Misa Flamenca

Cordero De Dios [4:00]

Nimbus #5288

Luis Paniagua


Revelacio [6:00]

Radio Nacional De Espana #RVE 640025. For more information, visit his website. This CD is otherwise unobtainable.

Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

Comments [1]

Juvet Armand from United States


I am so happy that I found this website, where you have a great performance by Virginia Luque, classical guitarist.

I agreed with your comment ''neat'',at the end of listening "La Romería'' one of her compositions. Awesome guitarist!

I have tried to found out if she has a CD recorded, but only was able to find out a website in S. Korea that has a CD or Vinyl LP from Virginia under the title Virginia Luque, La Romería, the website is:

It is rare but the Vinyl or CD can't be found in USA.

I will like to know if this podcast #2079 is downloadable and if there are any more programs with Virginia Luque's participation?

Actually I found a video from her at youtube, where she plays a new version for -Gran Jota. (This piece is very difficult and stresses the left arm a lot.)My goodness this lady is amazing at the guitar. I haven't heard no one like her with that command on her right hand and the passion she transpires through the guitar!

You can view -Virginia Luque New Version Of Gran Jota- at:

Thanks again for these great programs you have in your library, you don't have an idea how many people around the world are looking for the Lady of the Guitar without no name, since her videos got her way on the Internet (without her name on them), since they were put on without her authorization, even in Vietnam those who love classical guitar music, call her ''the machine-gunner'' for her speed with the guitar chords...It is unfair to her, but I hope some day she will be recognized as the great guitarist she is and proudly called by her name!

Well let me know if you yave more recordings (new sounds past programs) or info. regarding this classical guitar Virtuosa Virginia Luque.

Best regards,

Juvet Armand

Jul. 01 2007 10:13 AM

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