Guitar Music of Argentina

Guitar Music of Argentina

by Victor Villadangos, Víctor Villadangos
     
 

Argentina is most closely associated with the tango, but the Latin American nation has a rich musical heritage that encompasses a wide a variety of forms and styles. Most of the works on this beautiful recital by guitarist Victor Villadangos grew out of Argentina's folkloric tradition, with influences from Spanish guitar music. OneSee more details below

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Argentina is most closely associated with the tango, but the Latin American nation has a rich musical heritage that encompasses a wide a variety of forms and styles. Most of the works on this beautiful recital by guitarist Victor Villadangos grew out of Argentina's folkloric tradition, with influences from Spanish guitar music. One can hear the Spanish style in the Sonata No. 1 by Carlos Gustavino -- perhaps the best-known composer here. Yet, even in the rocking rhythms of the final movement, there are echoes of Indian music from the northern part of Argentina. Héctor Ayala's Serie Americana reaches out even further, exploring the sounds of neighboring countries. Tango fans will certainly enjoy Máximo Pujol's first Suite del Plata, which has a Piazzolla-esque movement, as well as the hauntingly melancholy milonga (another popular Argentinian dance). Tres Piezas (Three Pieces) by Juan Falú are also melodically memorable, with breezy syncopated rhythms. And the tango crops up again in Walter Heinze's Concordancias, the most cosmopolitan sounding of the seven works on this 70-minute-long program. Villadangos is a marvelous player, with a delicate touch, and the warm recording quality enhances the intimate effect.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313505821
catalogNumber:
8555058
Rank:
134505

Tracks

  1. Piezas Rioplatenses (3) for guitar  - Maximo Diego Pujol  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos
  2. Serie Americana, suite for guitar  - Hector Ayala  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos
  3. Boulevard San Jorge, for guitar  - Narciso Saul  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos  - Narciso Saúl
  4. Concordancias, for guitar  - Walter Heinze  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos
  5. Piezas (3) for guitar  - Juan Falu  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos
  6. Sonata for guitar No. 1  - Carlos Guastavino  - Arthur Dove  - Víctor Villadangos

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