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BARRIOS MANGORE: Guitar Music, Vol. 3

Composer(s):Barrios Mangore, Agustin
Artist(s) McFadden, Jeffrey, guitar
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557807
Label Naxos
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Whilst he is now considered by some to be the greatest of all guitarist-composers, it is curious to think that the music of the Paraguayan Agustín Pío Barrios Mangoré fell into neglect for over three decades after his death. This recording comprises many of his smaller works, including the hauntingly beautiful Caazapá, and Medallon Antiguo (Old Medallion), named after a piece of jewellery worn by an opera singer from Buenos Aires with whom Barrios fell in love.


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Review By David Denton,Naxos,May 2007

Never give up on Naxos's projected cycles, and after what seems an eternity we have the third volume of Augustin Barrios's guitar works. Born in Paraguay in 1885, he advertised himself as "The Paganini of the guitar from the jungles of Paraguay". Though the first part may well have been true, he had been a well-trained musician who had studied in the country's capital, Asuncion. His early life was dedicated to playing the instrument wherever he could find an audience in his tours of South America, his reputation internationally unknown. What he knew of West European music came later in life and was mainly from composers dead before his birth, his music never taking anything from composers working in his lifetime. Much of his output was for his own use, the present disc

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