Pedro Aguiar: Brazilian Guitar Music

April 24, 2020, 9:00 am

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Rooted in European music, native folk traditions, and often infused by jazz, Brazilian music encompasses a huge variety of dance forms and songs. Prize-winning guitarist Pedro Aguiar has selected a panoramic recital to illustrate these elements with music rich in melody and rhythmic vitality. From Villa-Lobos, whose Chôros No. 1 is one of the most popular guitar solos ever written, and on to contemporary examples of the genre, this is music of dazzling virtuosity and finesse.