In Concert's around-the-world quiz tour continues. So far, we've visited the UK, the USA, Germany and Austria through our game of name that tune. This week, we're going to South America.

Historically important classical composers from South America may be fewer in number than those that hail from, say, Germany or Russia, but three do immediately spring to mind: Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Their music features prominently on this Sunday's program of classical performances on In Concert.

And, if you look beyond classical music, South America has to be counted as one of the world's most fertile environments for the emergence of new musical styles: from samba to tango to choro to bossa nova to cumbia to forró to MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) -- the list goes on.

There's also much worthy music that's been written about South American locales, in a variety of styles.

 PLAYYour challenge is to identify the South American destinations named in the titles of three musical examples (separated by the sound of a bell.)


Don't answer here on the blog. Email your answers to Three correct entrants will win a recently released classical CD.

Last week's quiz celebrated travel destinations in the Germanic countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Liechtenstein was a red herring; as it turned out, so was Switzerland. The correct answers were Johann Strauss Jr.'s Danube River (debatably blue); the state of Brandenburg, namesake of Bach's famous concertos; and the city of Nuremberg, home of Wagner's master singers. The winners are Luke Clark of Calgary; Jean McKay of London, ON; and Ann Hanks of Winnipeg.

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posted by Paolo Pietropaolo on May 04, 2012