Guitar Music of Colombia / Jose Antonio Escobar

Release Date: 1/13/2015
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573059
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Colombia’s thriving cultural heritage derives from Spanish, African and Amerindian elements. The rich blend of colour and rhythmic vitality found in the synthesis of dance forms and styles, notably the sharply accented Andean bambuco (‘pursuit dance’), the flowing, graceful pasillo and the traditional, rhythmic guabina, recurs throughout this programme. Poignant expressiveness and intricate virtuosity are features of Montaña’s two Suites. Saboya’s Suite Ernestina includes characteristically South American melodies and rhythms, while Caribbean rhythmic patterns are recreated in González’s Preludio. José Antonio Escobar’s Guitar Music of Chile (Naxos 8.570341) was described as “absolutely stunning” by MusicWeb International.
Works on This Recording
1. Bambuco in E minor by Adolfo Mejía
Performer: José Antonio Escobar (Guitar)
2. Suite Colombiana no 3 by Gentil Montaña
Performer: José Antonio Escobar (Guitar)
3. Suite Ernestina by Lucas Saboya
Performer: José Antonio Escobar (Guitar)
4. Suite Colombiana no 2 by Gentil Montaña
Performer: José Antonio Escobar (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
5. Preludio, Parafrasis y Juga: Preludio by Henry Gonzalez
Performer: José Antonio Escobar (Guitar)
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