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Manuel Barrueco - Cantos Y Danzas / Hendricks, Pahud


Release Date: 08/11/1998 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56578   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heitor Villa-LobosAstor PiazzollaRadamés GnattaliErnesto Grenet,   ... 
Performer:  Barbara HendricksManuel BarruecoEmmanuel Pahud
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

“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 Read more 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.

-- John Duarte, Gramophone [8/1998]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
2.
History of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Argentina 
Length: 22 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
La muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leo Brouwer 
4.
Dansa Brasileira by Radamés Gnattali
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Drume Negrita by Ernesto Grenet
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Leo Brouwer 
6.
Danza del Altiplano by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Mario Abril and Manuel Barrueco 
8.
Scherzino mexicano by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Mexico 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Valses (4) venezolanos for Guitar: no 3, Natalia/Criolla by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Venezuela 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
La catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paraguay 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Cueca by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1925; Paraguay 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12.
Danza Paraguaya by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1924; Paraguay 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Una limosna por el amor de Dios "El ultimo canto" by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Paraguay 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Danza del Altiplano (Peruvian Dance)
Cueca: Danza Chilena
Danza Paraguaya
Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
Estrellita
Scherzino Mexicano
La Catedral: Preludio
La Catedral: Andante Religioso
La Catedral: Allegro Solemne
Aria (Cantilena) from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Dansa Brasileira
Drume Negrita (Cuban Popular Song)
Criollo (Venezuelan waltz)
La Muerte del Angel
Histoire du tango: Bordel 1900
Histoire du tango: Café 1930
Histoire du tango: Night Club 1960
Histoire du tango: Concert d'aujourd'hui

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