Cantos y Danzas - Manuel Barrueco

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Manuel (Maria) Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Lauro, Radames Gnattali, (Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Traditional, Eliseo Grenet

Label: EMI

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 556578-2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Danza del altiplano Traditional, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Traditional, Composer
Cueca (Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
(Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Danza Paraguaya (Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
(Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
(Una) Limosna por el amor de Dios (El ultimo canto (Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
(Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
(Le) Catedral (Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
(Pio) Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Estrellita Manuel (Maria) Ponce, Composer
Manuel (Maria) Ponce, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Scherzino Mexicano Manuel (Maria) Ponce, Composer
Manuel (Maria) Ponce, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, Movement: Aria: Cantilena Heitor Villa-Lobos, Composer
Barbara Hendricks, Soprano
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Dansa brasileira Radames Gnattali, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Radames Gnattali, Composer
Drume negrita Eliseo Grenet, Composer
Eliseo Grenet, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
(4) Valses Venezolanos, Movement: Natalia/Criolla (E minor/E major) Antonio Lauro, Composer
Antonio Lauro, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
(La) Muerte del ángel Astor Piazzolla, Composer
Astor Piazzolla, Composer
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
Histoire du Tango Astor Piazzolla, Composer
Astor Piazzolla, Composer
Emmanuel Pahud, Flute
Manuel Barrueco, Guitar
“The music on this CD occupies a special place in my heart”, writes Manuel Barrueco, a Cuban by birth, but it traverses territory extending from Mexico to Argentina, and Cuba detains him (and us) for only one small item. No chauvinist he! Only one piece, the Dansa brasileira of Gnattali, is new to the Gramophone Database, a lively affair with a restful central episode. What is played, new or familiar, is beside the point however; what matters is not the what but the how. For a long time Barrueco has been perceived as a ‘cool’ player whose music was (to quote Dankworth) “Couth, kempt and shevelled”, but this is in contradiction to the known warmth and emotionality of his character. I lack the space to develop this line of thought but am happy to note that the antithesis is fading: the ‘real’ Barrueco, at once cultured and warmly expressive, is emerging. He respects the Allegro solenne marking of the final section of Barrios’s La catedral, treated by too many as an invitation to show their speed – and feed their egos.
When Piazzolla is on the agenda he and Emmanuel Pahud become honorary Argentinians. Throughout, one is more aware of the diversity of national character in the music than of the identity of the performer, which is as it should be. Barbara Hendricks is more emotionally expressive than most in the “Aria” from the Bachianas brasileiras, but, a small point, at the end her bocca is less chiusa than that of Olga Coelho (for whom Villa-Lobos made the adaptation) and many others who have followed in her wake. In every good respect this is a superb recording, one to be acquired and treasured.'

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