Andre Kostelanetz was the Robin Hood of popular music. He and his merry men metaphorically robbed the rich who could afford seats at the ballet, the opera and symphony concerts by giving free radio broadcasts to the poor. “Metronome” magazine reported “Plenty of criticism, especially from the die-hard group, was forthcoming when he started to condense the classics, taking his cue from the success of the digest magazines”. For his Fiesta broadcast on this CD, Maestro Kostelanetz invited two guests, Ethel Smith and Nestor Mesta Chayres. The well known Mexican tenor.