Manuel Barrueco

Biography

Born: December 16, 1952; Cuba  
Manuel Barrueco is admired for his masterful and eloquent guitar playing, his deep musicianship, and his versatility in programming. He did his early studies at the Esteban Salas Conservatory in Cuba. When he was a teenager, his family moved to the United States, and he went on to study at the Peabody Conservatory with Aaron Shearer. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1974, the same year he won the Concerto Artists Guild Competition. He Read more has performed with orchestras in Europe and Asia, as well as North America. Not only have his performances been broadcast on national networks in Japan, Germany, and Spain, but he has also appeared on the American television shows CBS Sunday Morning, Breakfast with the Arts, and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

His concert and recital programs reveal his commitment to expanding the repertory for the classical guitar and working with other highly skilled performers. His own transcriptions of Bach's Violin Sonatas are widely acclaimed. Barrueco has premiered works by Toru Takemitsu and Roberto Sierra and collaborated with Steven Stucky and Arvo Pärt. He has toured with jazz guitarist Al di Meola and released an album of duets, Nylon and Steel, with di Meola, rock guitarist Steve Morse, and Andy Summers, formerly of the rock group the Police. His recordings, primarily found on the EMI label, also reflect this versatility. The traditional guitar repertoire of Spanish composers Albeniz, Rodrigo, Turina, and de Falla is represented, but you also find Latin and South American composers such as Chavez, Piazzolla, and Barrios-Mangoré, and Cuban composers Lecuona and Brouwer and many others on his albums.

Barrueco's other great commitment is to teaching. He helped establish the guitar program at the Manhattan School of Music right after his own graduation, and now teaches at the Peabody Conservatory, annually presenting a master-class seminar for students from around the world. Read less
Nylon & Steel / Manuel Barrueco & Guests
Release Date: 05/22/2001   Label: Emi Angel  
Catalog: 56941   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: December 16, 1952; Cuba  
Manuel Barrueco is admired for his masterful and eloquent guitar playing, his deep musicianship, and his versatility in programming. He did his early studies at the Esteban Salas Conservatory in Cuba. When he was a teenager, his family moved to the United States, and he went on to study at the Peabody Conservatory with Aaron Shearer. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1974, the same year he won the Concerto Artists Guild Competition. He Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sonata for guitar: First movement: Preludio
Sonata for guitar: Second movement: Variaciones
Sonata for guitar: Third movement: Danza
Rito de los Orishas: 1. Exordium-conjuro
Rito de los Orishas: 2. Danza de las diosas negras (Danza I, Danza II, Evocacion I, Evocacion II, Danza III)
La Catedral: Preludio
La Catedral: Andante Religioso
La Catedral: Allegro Solemne
Histoire du tango: Bordel 1900
Histoire du tango: Café 1930
Histoire du tango: Night Club 1960
Histoire du tango: Concert d'aujourd'hui
Concierto de Aranjuez: Allegro con spirito
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio
Concierto de Aranjuez: Allegro gentile
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: I. Adagietto - Andante (Villano y Ricercare)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: II. Adagio (Españoleta y Fanfare de la Vaballeria de Nápoles)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: III. Allegro con brio (Danza de las Hachas)
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: IV. Allegro ma non troppo (Canario)
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): I. Aragón (Fantasia): Allegro
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): II. Cuba (Capricho): Allegretto
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): III. Cádiz (Canción): Allegretto ma non troppo
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): IV. Asturias (Leyenda-Preludio): Allegro
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): V. Castilla (Seguidillas): Allegro
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): VI. Granada (Serenata): Allegretto
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): VII. Cataluña (Corranda): Allegro
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): VIII. Sevilla (Sevillanas): Allegro
Sämtliche Werke für Gitarre solo, Sonata op.61: I. [ohne Angabe] - Allegro - Allegro tranquillo - Allegro - Lento - Allegro - Allegretto tranquillo - Allegro
Sämtliche Werke für Gitarre solo, Sonata op.61: II. Andante
Sämtliche Werke für Gitarre solo, Sonata op.61: III. Allegro vivo - Allegro moderato - Allegro vivo - Allegretto - Allegro vivo


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