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Barrios: Guitar Music, Vol. 5

By Refik Kaya

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By Refik Kaya. By Agustin Barrios. Classical. CD. Naxos #8573898. Published by Naxos (NX.8573898).

Item Number: NX.8573898

Agustin Barrios Mangore's first public appearance was as 'the Paganini of the guitar from the jungles of Paraguay.' This flamboyant image was soon retired, but his legacy as a composer has endured and flourished, as have the recordings he made as the first guitarist to take advantage of new technology from as early as 1910. Ranging from romantic enchantment to fearsome virtuosity via works with Bach-like restraint, this programme embraces Barrios Mangore's art from his earliest known piece, Abri la puerta mi china, to the reconstruction of the substantial Diana Guarani from a recording made in 1943. Celil Refik Kaya was awarded First Prize at the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in 2012 and has since received multiple awards from several prestigious American guitar competitions, as well as the Rising Young Musician of the year from the Donizetti Classical Music Awards in Istanbul in 2017.

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