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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Guitar Music Of Latin America - Laurindo Almedia

Cajita De Musica (Music Box)
Guitar Music Of Latin America
Laurindo Almeida
Capitol Records P8321

From the back cover: Laurindo Almeida has achieved fame in a widely diversified fields of music by creating beautiful and serious compositions for guitar, by performing brilliantly as solo guitarist with some of the nation's most distinguished jazz bands, and by playing with equal brilliance on the classical concert stage. His appearances at such places as Carnegie Hall, Chicago's and San Francisco's Civic Opera Houses, and the Hollywood Bowl, have been marked by enthusiastic acclaim of his inspired artistry.

From Billboard - February 4, 1956: Artist and composer Almeida, already represented by an album of guitar music from Spain, delves into the works of closer neighbors here. In a recording of impeccable quality. 11 complete short works are presented, highlighting not only the artistry of the soloist but the imaginative guitar scorings of four Latin composers, Mexicans Jose Barroso and Manuel Ponce, Brazilian Veitor Villa-Lobos, and Pataguayan Agustin Barrios, in addition to Almeida himself. Certainly there is no mass market appeal but for those who fancy this versatile instrument, this package promises rewards.

Etude No. 11
Composed by – Villa-Lobos
A2 Etude No. 5
Composed by – Villa-Lobos
A3 Prelude No. 4
Composed by – Villa-Lobos
A4 Prelude No. 2
Composed By – Villa-Lobos
Bullerias Y Cancion
Composed by – Barroso
Tehuacan (Lamento Y Danza)
Composed by – Barroso
Preludio - Para Guitarra, Op. 5 No. 1
Composed by – Barrios
Choro Da Saudade (Song Of Longing)
Composed by – Barrios
Composed by – Ponce
Preludio Y Tremolo
Composed By – Almeida
Invention In Two Parts
Composed by – Almeida
Cajita De Musica (Music Box)
Composed by – Almeida

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