Brouwer: Estudios Sencillos, Preludios Epigramáticos

Brouwer: Estudios Sencillos, Preludios Epigramáticos
Composer Leo Brouwer
Artist Emanuele Buono guitar
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 9445
EAN code 5029365944526
Release June 2013

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About this release

Leo Brouwer had a promising career as a virtuoso guitarist ahead of him – until an injury to his left hand stopped him from progressing any further. The Cuban then turned his attention to conducting and teaching, both of which would become crucial aspects of his life. Indeed, it was for the purposes of teaching that Brouwer wrote the studies that we find on this disc, although they have proved to be much more than rudimentary training tools.

The first group of studies (published in 1971) showcases a vibrant creativity, with each concentrating on a particular, and sometimes neglected, area of guitar performance. This is also true of the Nuevos studios sencillos (2003), although the skills demonstrated are motivated by the characteristics of the music of different composers – so that the composer’s personal style is essentially the basis of the study, such as the arpeggios of Claude Debussy and the tremolos of Francisco Tárrega. Each of the pensive and tense Preludios epigramáticos (1981) is based on a poem by Miguel Hernández, who was executed in prison during Franco’s regime.

Turin-born Emanuele Buono is an internationally acclaimed performer. Among the many prestigious awards that he has received are the gold medal at the Parkening International Competition (2009), the ‘Golden guitar’ at the XIII Convegno Internazionale in Alessandria (2008) and first prize at the Concorso Internazionale Agustín Barrios in Nuoro (2012).

Other information:
- Recorded 22–30 December 2012, ME.TO. Recording Studio di Ermanno Brignolo, Asti, Italy.
- Emanuele Bouno performs on a guitar by Lucio Antonio Carbone.
- After the success of the 1st-prize-winner-CD of the First Barrios Guitar Competition (Elise Neumann, BC 9287), this second issue, by the 2012 winner Emanuele Buono, establishes the extremely high level of this competition. Buono recorded a CD with Studies and Preludes by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, one of the best-known and appealing guitar-composers of the 20-th century, a fine mix of the intellectual modernist language and Latin-American colours and spices.
- Emanuele Buono already won several international guitar competitions, and this CD will pave the way for a successful solo career.
- CD includes liner notes and biography.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Estudios Sencillos: I. Movido
  2. Estudios Sencillos: II. Coral
  3. Estudios Sencillos: III. Rapido
  4. Estudios Sencillos: IV. Comodo (Allegretto)
  5. Estudios Sencillos: V. Allegretto (Montune)
  6. Estudios Sencillos: VI.
  7. Estudios Sencillos: VII. Lo más rápido posible
  8. Estudios Sencillos: VIII.
  9. Estudios Sencillos: IX.
  10. Estudios Sencillos: X.
  11. Estudios Sencillos: XI. Allegretto
  12. Estudios Sencillos: XII. Tranquillo-Moderato
  13. Estudios Sencillos: XIII. Movido
  14. Estudios Sencillos: XIV. Allegro
  15. Estudios Sencillos: XV. Sarabande
  16. Estudios Sencillos: XVI. Grave
  17. Estudios Sencillos: XVII. Moderato
  18. Estudios Sencillos: XVIII. Moderato quasi lento
  19. Estudios Sencillos: XIX. Movido (Allegretto)
  20. Estudios Sencillos: XX. Movido
  21. Nuevos estudios sencillos: I. Omaggio a Debussy. Tempo di giga
  22. Nuevos estudios sencillos: II. Omaggio a Mangoré. Vivace
  23. Nuevos estudios sencillos: III. Omaggio a Caturla. Moderato assai
  24. Nuevos estudios sencillos: IV. Omaggio a Prokofiev
  25. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Tárrega. Comodo
  26. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Sor. Tempo libero
  27. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Piazzolla. Allegro
  28. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Villa-Lobos. Tranquillo
  29. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Szymanovski. Lento assai
  30. Nuevos estudios sencillos: Omaggio a Stravinsky. Toccata
  31. Preludios epigramaticos: Desde que al alba quiso ser alba, toda eres madre
  32. Preludios epigramaticos: Tristes hombres si no mueren de amore
  33. Preludios epigramaticos: Al rededor de tu piel, ato y desato la mia
  34. Preludios epigramaticos: Rié, que todo rié. que todo es madre leve
  35. Preludios epigramaticos: Me cogiste el corazón y hoy precipitas su vuelo
  36. Preludios epigramaticos: Llegó con tres heridas. la del amor, la de la muerte, la de la vida