Ángel Barrios: De Cádiz a La Habana (From Cádiz to Habana)

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Kazu Suwa Adivinanza de la Guitarra (KSR002)

Description

From the album Adivinanza de la guitarra (track #19)

Here we have an example of work inspired by ‘música de ida y vuelta (roundtrip songs) [1]. It is about guajiras[2] composed for learning purposes. The work presents a continuous tonal modulation with passages of great virtuosity which compels the soloist to use barré/bar chords and profound knowledge of the fingerboard of the instrument.

Notes: Ismael Ramos

[1] Musical forms that originated in Spain, traveled to Latin America (mainly Cuba), and subsequently reintroduced to Spain in their renewed form.


[2] A musical form of flamenco which is derived from farmers’ songs about the beauty of Eastern Cuba.

Composer

Ángel Barrios

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