Raymond Torres-Santos excels at orchestral, electronic and vocal music composition for the concert hall, ballet, film, theater, television and radio. A composer and musician, he is also a conductor who has led many American and European orchestras. His musical background covers a wide range of styles, from classical and jazz to pop and modern where he has distinguished himself as a composer, arranger, keyboardist and producer.
These excerpts look at some Puerto Rican influences
on American classical and jazz music rather than our impact on the development
of U.S. pop, rap and latin music which is better known.
|SIMILARITIES BETWEEN LA DANZA AND RAGTIME (1.2 mb)|
|EARLY PUERTO RICAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE U.S. CLASSICAL MUSIC SCENE (3.7 mb)|
|CLASSICAL MUSIC IN PUERTO RICO TAKES A NEW DIRECTION (1.9 mb)|
|CULTURAL RENAISSANCE IN PUERTO RICO IN THE FIFTIES AND ITS EFFECTS TODAY (2.8 mb)|
|SOME IMPORTANT AMERICAN JAZZ STANDARDS WERE COMPOSED BY PUERTO RICANS (1.5 mb)|
|RAM RAMIREZ´ THE LOVER MANAND BILLIE HOLIDAY (1.2 mb)|
|RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ AND THE POPULAR MUSIC OF PUERTO RICO IN THE TWENTIES AND THIRTIES (1.3 mb)|
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