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Guitarra Portuguesa / Carlos Paredes

Carlos Paredos
Release Date: 08/07/1989 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79203  
Composer:  Carlos ParedesCarlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos ParedesFernando AlvimTiago Velez
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"His awesome technique never led him away from the essential balance of intense emotion and poetically expressive intellect at the heart of fado. Guitarra Portuguesa is a deep and astounding masterpiece of string music, revealing an articulate and powerful flow of melodic and rhythmic variation." -- Kevin MacNeil Brown, Dusted Magazine

Guitarist Carlos Paredes comes from a long line of masters of the Portuguese guitar, a 12-string cousin of the modern instrument. The New York Times praised this album’s “emotional weight,” saying that in Paredes’ hands, the guitar “becomes a concert instrument; his piercing top notes, dazzling runs and buzzing chords set speed records even as he breaks your heart.”
Read more /> Produced, recorded and mixed by Hugo Ribeiro at Studios Valentin de Carvalbo, Paço d’Arcos, in 1969 and 1970. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Variaçães in D major by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
2. Cancao verdes anos by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1963 
3. Divertimento by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
4. Romance no 1 by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
5. Dançãs portuguesas no 2 by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
6. Valsa by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
7. Fantasia no 2 by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
8. Variações sobre uma dança popular by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
9. Mudar de vida tema by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Tiago Velez (Flute)
10. Mudar de vida (Musica de fundo) by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Tiago Velez (Flute)
11. Antonio Marinheiro (Tema de Peça) by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
12. Canção by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)
13. Melodia no 1 by Carlos Paredes
Performer:  Carlos Paredes (Portuguese Guitar), Fernando Alvim (Guitar)

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