Thibaut Garcia: El Bohemio

September 26, 2023, 9:00 am

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Thibaut Garcia pays tribute to the Paraguayan guitar virtuoso and composer Agustín Barrios. As Garcia explains, “Barrios is an essential composer in the guitarist’s repertoire. His music can be described as a skillful mix of South American popular music – inspired by the jungles of Paraguay – and the Romanticism of Chopin and Schumann, composers he idolized.” El Bohemio complements 16 varied works by Barrios himself with three of his transcriptions of famous pieces by Chopin, Schumann, and Beethoven. In addition, the album includes readings of two of Barrios’s poems: Bohemio, which lends the album its name, portrays the composer as a wandering troubadour; Profesión de fé honors the Guarani, the indigenous people of Paraquay.