Carlos Guastavino (5 April – 28 October ) was one of the foremost Argentine . Carlos Guastavino: Guitar and Chamber Music, María Isabel Siewers, guitar; Stamitz Quartet. London, ASV (). Fantasia Sul America: Clarinet. Read and write album reviews for Guastavino: Guitar & Chamber Music – Maria Isabel Siewers, Stamic Quartet on AllMusic. I was particularly struck by Guastavino’s first guitar sonata and now that Daniel has videos of the first two movements I’d like you to give them a.

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His works for orchestra included Divertissement; fue una vezcommissioned by Colonel W. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He also wrote three Sonatas for guitar. The performances by Siewers and her colleagues, and the quality of the recording, should boost the impulse which one hopes may keep Guastavino going for another decade or so.

His music grows from melody, the harmony follows, and he resisted every compositional process that departs from traditional values. Accessed 11 Feb Aguirre’s delicate and intimate piano writing is an especially evident influence on Guastavino.

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For this reason he was long undervalued by those who believe that new bath water requires a new baby, a thing that saddened him but never deflected him from what he always regarded as the right path. This amiable and energetic man, who belies his 83 years, lives alone and lives to write only what pleases him; that it also pleases others is evident in the growing number of recordings of his songs and piano music during the past few years, a thing that has brought him much pleasure in his autumnal years.

This is just as true in the three formally disciplined sonatas as it is in the overtly folk-musical items and in Jeromita Linaresthe name of an old lady whom Guastavino remembers fondly from his childhood. Accessed on 11 Feb Guastavino’s stylistic isolation from the modernist and avant-garde movements going on around him, and the self-consciously nationalist content of his songs made him a model for Argentine popular and folk musicians in the s.


Sonata for Guitar No. Unlike most other composers, at any time or place, Guastavino earned enough from his royalties and performing rights that he really had little need for other income.

A small number of his songs are settings of his own texts. A long friendship with the composer documented in interviews and a profound analysis of his work allow Dr. In Carlos Guastavino, the composera book written by the argentine musicologist Dr.

His production amounted to over works, most of them songs for piano and voice, many still unpublished. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Remembering Classical-Guitar Composer Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Retrieved 27 October His compositions were clearly influenced by Argentine folk music.

Guasatvino work was written as a quintet and it achieves a skilful balance between the guitar and the string quartet. Guastavino published more than songs for voice and piano, numerous piano solo pieces, choral works, school songs, and chamber music. Carlos Guastavino 5 April — 28 October [1] was one of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century.

In his own words: Archived February 27,at the Wayback Machine.

Although it contains many elements of recapitulation it is not in conventional sonata form. A talented pianist, he performed his piano works in London in, andinvited by the BBCand as a recipient of a scholarship vuastavino the British Council.

Carlos Guastavino, an Argentinian, is one of those composers whose unswerving belief that there are still plenty of good tunes to be written in C major caused him to be brushed aside by the tide of the avant-garde, not least in his own country.

Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. His style was quite conservative, always tonal and lusciously romantic.


Skip to main content. The first movement is strongly influenced by the rhythm and feeling of the zambaa dance in which a man and a woman, carrying and gracefully flourishing handkerchiefs, dance in decreasing circles and finally embrace.

Jeromita Linares is the sixth of the Presenciasnamed after an old Spanish lady, a gguitar of Guastavino when he lived in his native, quiet and peaceful Santa Fe. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat If you are a library, university or guastavjno organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Retrieved from ” https: He does not play the guitar but, as a South American, he can scarcely escape from its sounds, or from absorbing a goodly measure of how its music should be — nor does he wish to. One of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century, his production amounts to over works: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

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In recent years he has been vindicated by the rapidly increasing number of recordings of his chamber, solo instrumental and vocal music. His reputation was based almost entirely on his songs, and Guastavino has sometimes been called “the Schubert of the Pampas”.

Guastavino received many important awards, among them the prize from the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Music Council, as recognition of his outstanding creative activity. He gusstavino a largely solitary social life, but through his music he spoke to more people than do most of those of a gregarious nature—and without compromise.