This album features four opera overtures by the great Rossini, arranged for guitar duo by the 19th century virtuoso guitarist and composer Mauro Giuliani, as well as two of Giuliani's original sets of Grand Variations, and three Polonaises. Produced by Norbert Kraft. Add to cart or close. Sonata para guitarra: I.

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A talented pianist, he performed his piano works in London in , , and , invited by the BBC and as a recipient of a scholarship from the British Council. One of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century, his production amounts to over works: songs for voice and piano, numerous piano solo pieces, choral works, school songs, and chamber music.

His reputation was based almost entirely on his songs. Guastavino received many important awards, among them the prize from the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Music Council, as recognition of his outstanding creative activity. In his own words: When I realize that I have written what I want, I stand, make gestures, laugh or cry, and thank God. His music grows from melody, the harmony follows, and he resisted every compositional process that departs from traditional values.

For this reason he was long undervalued by those who believe that new bath water requires a new baby, a thing that saddened him but never deflected him from what he always regarded as the right path. In recent years he has been vindicated by the rapidly increasing number of recordings of his chamber, solo instrumental and vocal music.

He led a largely solitary social life, but through his music he spoke to more people than do most of those of a gregarious nature—and without compromise. The first has some feeling of the habanera , which influenced the Argentine milonga , the secondis a lively gato , and the last is overtly romantic. Sonata No. The first movement is strongly influenced by the rhythm and feeling of the zamba , a dance in which a man and a woman, carrying and gracefully flourishing handkerchiefs, dance in decreasing circles and finally embrace.

Although it contains many elements of recapitulation it is not in conventional sonata form. Jeromita Linares is the sixth of the Presencias , named after an old Spanish lady, a neighbor of Guastavino when he lived in his native, quiet and peaceful Santa Fe.

She lived in a very modest rancho, surrounded by poultry and by plants and flowers which grew in old oil cans; as a child Guastavino used to go there to buy eggs. The work was written as a quintet and it achieves a skilful balance between the guitar and the string quartet.

Twenty years have passed since these notes were written. In Carlos Guastavino, the composer , a book written by the argentine musicologist Dr. A long friendship with the composer documented in interviews and a profound analysis of his work allow Dr.

Mansilla to offer us here a very accurate portrait of the composer. Home Stories.


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