Sunday, March 20, 2016

New York Times: Classical Playlist: Brouwer, ‘Cantate Domino’ and More [Afro-Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)]

 Leo Brouwer is an Afro-Cuban composer, guitarist, conductor and music director who was born March 1, 1939 and is featured at

His music is available at:

Leo Brouwer: Music for Bandurria and Guitar
Pedro Chamorro, Bandurria
Pedro Mateo González, Guitar
Naxos 8.573363 (62:35)

March 20, 2016

Brouwer: Music for Bandurria and Guitar

Pedro Chamorro, bandurria; Pedro Mateo González, guitar (Naxos)
Cuban folk music, 20th-century Modernism, children’s songs and the works of the Chilean poet and activist Victor Jara are some of the influences behind this captivating collection of music by the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (born in 1939) for guitar and bandurria, a type of lute popular in the 16th century. There’s great confidence in the way Mr. Brouwer assimilates all this into a compositional voice that is above all fresh, curious and optimistic. CORINNA DA FONSECA-WOLLHEIM

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