Leo Brouwer

Had another music lesson this weekend. What I like about them is that they are really music lessons, not guitar lessons.

I'm working on the first three of Leo Brouwer's Estudios Sencillos. Brouwer is a Cuban guitarist and composer. His more recent work combines very contemporary harmony with Cuban and Latin American rhytms and patterns.

I wouldn't want to subject you to my playing of the pieces. So, here for a little while are links to recordings of I and II, by David Tanenbaum and Ricardo Cobo respectively. From the first moment I heard it, the second study strikes me as the most perfect 14 bars of music ever written.

And now I should go practice.


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