American cellist John-Henry Crawford chats to online editor and fellow cellist Davina Shum about Latin American music. John-Henry, or JH has recently released an album called Corazón, featuring music by Villa Lobos, Piazzolla, Ponce, Gismonti and more. He spoke about how his passion for Latin American music was ignited, how JH’s experience learning the Spanish language has informed the way he approaches these pieces musically, as well as how cellists need to adapt when playing with a classical guitarist. 

 

Manuel Ponce - Estrellita

Arranged by JIJI / Jascha Heifetz

Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) – Pampamapa

John-Henry Crawford, cello / Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano / JIJI, guitar

Corazón

Orchid Classics ORC100198

 

Photo credit: Lindsay Adler