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Manuel Barrueco, guitar
“A major artist with remarkable musicianship and a world of technique…simply and consistently – awesome.” (Los Angeles Times).
“Barrueco is rare among guitarists for the excitement and the wealth of color he instills in the music he performs. The range of temperament and shading is so varied as to give each work on his program a distinctive sound, a fresh aura” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).
Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.
His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. During three decades of concertizing, he has performed across the United Sates from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center. He has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of ToruTakemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream. In addition, he appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and with San Francisco Performances.
ProgramJ.S. BACH Suite in D major, BWV 1007
SCARLATTI Five Sonatas
TURINA Sonata, Op. 61
ALBÉNIZ/tran. BARRUECO Preludio from “España”, Op. 165; Rumores de la Caleta, Malagueña from “Recuerdos del viaje”; Tango, from “España”, Op. 165; Córdoba, from “Cantos de España”, Op. 232; Torre Bermeja, from “Piezas Características”, Op. 92