Unlike most other websites, we keep all of our products in stock. That means if you see a product 'in stock' on our website, we can dispatch it to you right away. Two popular Cuban songs adapted and arranged for Guitar solo, by Leo Brouwer. Brouwer was born in Havana. When he was 13, he began classical guitar with the encouragement of his father, who was an amateur guitarist. When he was 17, he performed publicly for the first time and began composing.

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Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has been strongly identified with the guitar throughout his career. While his style often divulged folk influences -- especially early in his career -- it was generally individual, even though Afro-Cuban elements still seeped into it. It opens with a pizzicato rhythmic idea, after which a simple but lovely theme is introduced, really a more developed version of the rhythmic motif.

It is somewhat restricted in its range and has a rocking, soothing character in its unhurried gait. The opening material returns and, in fact, alternates with the main theme throughout. A brief second subject, which begins with a lively ascending run, appears twice to offer imaginative contrast while not actually breaking the dreamy mood. The piece ends quietly with the gentle rhythmic motif having the last say. Lasting nearly four minutes, this beautiful work must be counted as at least a minor masterpiece in the guitar literature.

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Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida born March 1, is a Cuban composer , conductor , and classical guitarist. He is the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona y Casado. Brouwer was born in Havana. When he was 13, he began classical guitar with the encouragement of his father, who was an amateur guitarist. At age 17 he performed publicly for the first time and began composing. Brouwer went to the United States to study music at the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford , and later at the Juilliard School , [4] where he studied under Vincent Persichetti and took composition classes with Stefan Wolpe.


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