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Villa-Lobos: Music for Solo Guitar

By Antonio Rugolo

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By Antonio Rugolo. By Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). Classical, Guitar. Classical. CD. Naxos #DIGR101. Published by Naxos (NX.DIGR101).

Item Number: NX.DIGR101

Antonio Rugolo, after winning two Golden Guitars in 2014 and 2018 at the International Guitar Conference of Alessandria with his two latest releases dedicated to two Apulian composers, Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) and Guido Santorsola (1904-1994), he presents a new monographic work dedicated to solo guitar music by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). With his creativity and skill Villa-Lobos has revolutionized the way of conceiving and handling the guitar, reaching very high levels of poetry and technical development never before achieved. A reason of particular interest in this album is certainly the listening (for the first time) of how in '28 Villa-Lobos delivered the Suite Popularie Brasilienne to the publisher Max Eschig, which twenty years later was forced to be rewritten because it was lost; in the same year he wrote for Miguel Llobet and Regino Sanz de la Maza, a version enriched in various details, of Choros n. 1 that here you can listen to it together with the Cinq Preludes and the Douze Etudes.

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