The Book of Signs
II. Variaciones sobre un tema sentimental
From BROUWER, L: Book of Signs (The) / BELLINATI, P.: Concerto Caboclo (2018)
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Brouwer: The Book of Signs – II. Variaciones sobre un tema sentimental
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 São Paulo State in Concerto Caboclo.