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The Classical Corner III

This is the fourth of five Preludes for guitar by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa Lobos. (March 5, 1887 — November 17, 1959) He wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas Brasileiras (Brazilian Bachian-pieces).

This prelude is built on a single motif, restated in many forms, including in harmonics.

 

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December 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

The Classical Corner II

This is the third of five Preludes for guitar by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa Lobos. (March 5, 1887 – November 17, 1959) He wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His music was influenced by both Brazilian folk music and by stylistic elements from the European classical tradition, as exemplified by his Bachianas Brasileiras (Brazilian Bachian-pieces). The influence of Bach is readily apparent in the second section of this prelude.

December 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

The Classical Corner

I hope this will be a continuing series of classic guitar music.

This is the first of the “Preludios Americanos” by the Uruguayan guitarist and composer Abel Carlevaro (1916–2001). I had the great fortune to twice attend his master classes and hear his flawless playing in concert.

I also had the opportunity to see that he was a fine and gentle person of good humor. As a guitarist, he is one of my primary influences.

He was a virtuoso performer, classical guitar composer and teacher. He established a new approach to guitar technique, based on anatomical principles.

He had a successful career as a concert artist and gained the admiration of musicians such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Andrés Segovia. As a composer, he was also an important contributor to modern guitar music.

December 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

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