Brasil Guitar Duo: Concertos of Brouwer & Bellinati

July 12, 2018, 9:00 am

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These two concertos show the increasing importance of the guitar duo on the world’s concert stages. Leo Brouwer, one of the foremost Latin American composers, has written many admired guitar concertos, but The Book of Signs is his first for two guitars, a double concerto of great virtuosity, with a majestic, songful theme in its central movement. A crucial figure in the global promotion of Brazilian rhythms for the guitar, Paulo Bellinati deploys luxurious harmonies and brilliantly effective techniques to pay tribute to the country music of Sao Paulo State in Concerto Caboclo. Both works feature the Brasil Guitar Duo of João Luiz and Douglas Lora, who are equally at home in classical and world music.