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Carlos Guastavino (5 April – 28 October ) was one of the foremost Argentine . Carlos Guastavino: Guitar and Chamber Music, María Isabel Siewers, guitar; Stamitz Quartet. London, ASV (). Fantasia Sul America: Clarinet. Read and write album reviews for Guastavino: Guitar & Chamber Music – Maria Isabel Siewers, Stamic Quartet on AllMusic. I was particularly struck by Guastavino’s first guitar sonata and now that Daniel has videos of the first two movements I’d like you to give them a.

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Jeromita Linares is the sixth of the Presenciasnamed after an old Spanish lady, a neighbor of Guastavino when he lived in his native, quiet and peaceful Santa Fe.

Guastavino received many important awards, among them the prize from the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Music Council, as recognition of his outstanding creative activity. A small number of his songs are settings of his own texts. His works for orchestra included Divertissement; fue una vezcommissioned by Colonel Guitxr.

His reputation was based almost entirely on his songs, and Guastavino has sometimes been called “the Schubert of the Pampas”.

Guastavino’s stylistic isolation from the modernist and avant-garde movements going on around him, and the self-consciously nationalist content of his songs made him a model gitar Argentine popular and folk musicians in the s. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Although it contains many elements of recapitulation it is not in conventional sonata form.

Essay in booklet with the recording Carlos Guastavino: She lived in a very modest rancho, surrounded by poultry and by plants and flowers which grew in old oil cans; as a child Guastavino used to go there to buy eggs.

Sonata for Guitar No. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Retrieved from ” https: In Carlos Guastavino, the composera book written by the argentine musicologist Dr. This amiable and energetic man, who belies his 83 years, lives alone guasgavino lives to write only what pleases him; that it also pleases others is evident in the growing number of recordings of his songs and piano music during the past few years, a thing that has brought him much pleasure in his autumnal years.


Guastavino Guitar Works

He also wrote three Sonatas for guitar. His music grows from melody, the harmony follows, and he resisted every compositional process that departs from traditional values. His reputation was based almost entirely on his songs.

Twenty years have passed since these notes were written. Guastavino published more than songs for voice and piano, numerous piano solo pieces, choral works, school songs, and chamber music. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

In his own words: Archived February 27,at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 11 Feb Carlos Guastavino, an Argentinian, guastavin one of those composers whose unswerving belief that there are still plenty of good tunes to be written in C major caused him to be brushed aside by guatsavino tide of the avant-garde, not least in his own country. His compositions were clearly influenced by Argentine folk music.

Accessed on 11 Feb He led a largely solitary social life, but through his music he spoke to more people than do most of those of a gregarious nature—and without compromise. Retrieved 27 October By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Skip to main content. His production amounted to over works, most of them songs for piano and voice, many still unpublished. The performances by Siewers and her colleagues, and the quality of the recording, should boost the impulse which one hopes may keep Guastavijo going for another decade or so. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

For this reason he was long undervalued by those who believe that new bath water requires ugitar new baby, a thing that saddened him but never deflected him from what he always regarded as the right path.


Unlike most other composers, at any time or place, Guastavino earned enough from his royalties and performing rights that he really had little need for other guastvino. Views Read Edit View history.

A talented pianist, he performed his piano works in London in, andinvited by the BBCand as a recipient of a scholarship from the British Council.

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In recent years he has been vindicated by the rapidly increasing number of recordings of his chamber, solo instrumental and vocal music. Aguirre’s delicate and intimate piano writing is an especially evident influence on Guastavino. His style was quite conservative, always tonal and lusciously romantic. He does not play the guitar but, as a South American, he can scarcely escape from its sounds, or from absorbing a goodly guastavijo of how its music should be — nor does he wish to.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Mansilla to offer us here a very accurate portrait of the composer.

The first movement is strongly influenced by the rhythm and feeling of the zambaa dance in which a man and a woman, carrying and gracefully flourishing handkerchiefs, dance in decreasing circles and finally embrace.

The work was written as a quintet and it achieves a skilful balance between the guitar and the string quartet. This is just as true in the three formally disciplined sonatas as it is in the overtly folk-musical items and in Jeromita Linaresthe name of an old lady whom Guastavino remembers fondly from his childhood.