Saturday, October 27, 2012

Leo Brouwer conducts premiere of 'Concierto de Tricastin' (2008)

[ "Maestro Leo Brouwer conducted the premiere of his Concierto de Tricastín, featuring Pedro Chamorro on bandurria (left) and guitarist Pedro Mateo"]

Granma Internacional
Havana October 25, 2012
Mireya Castañeda
MAESTRO Leo Brower’s influence in the world of guitar is undeniable, both as a performer and a composer. He is pleased with the success of his exemplary 4th Chamber Music Festival, recently concluded in Havana (October 3-13) and, with certain clarifications, the nomination of one of his compositions for a Latin Grammy.

With his usual amiability, he answered two questions for Granma International, after the Festival’s final concert Compay Segundo In Memoriam, held in the National Theater’s Covarrubias Hall, where his piece dedicated to Francisco Repilado (1907-2003), Chacona. In memoriam Compay Segundo was premiered.

On the occasion, Brouwer additionally conducted the Sonantas Habaneras guitar orchestra in a premiere performance of his Concierto de Tricastín (2008), in an arrangement for bandurria with a guitar soloist and accompanying guitar, performed by the distinguished Spanish artists Pedro Chamorro and Pedro Mateo.

[The Afro-Cuban classical guitarist, composer and conductor Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is featured at]

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