José Fernández Bardesio: Bach and Barrios

March 1, 2022, 9:00 am

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This album brings together things that at first glance don’t appear to have much in common: works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Agustín Barrios, who lived in distinctly different cultures many generations apart. However, the intriguing aspect of combining two so very disparate worlds is that shared elements only become apparent when they are placed side by side. Born in Uruguay, guitarist and composer José Fernández Bardesio began playing the guitar as an 11-year-old. Since making his debut in the United States and Spain in 1984, he has performed as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He regularly appears at international guitar festivals.