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The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, the quartet that uses eight-string guitars as well as six-string ones, the group that took it upon itself to tackle Bach's Orchestral Suites with acclaimed results, here takes on Isaac Albéniz's Iberia, with equal success. Albéniz's large, 12-movement suite is essentially a set of tone poems depicting different areas of Spain, which takes full advantage of the piano's sonorities to give each movement those blushed and blurred colors associated with impressionistic music
The Brazilian Guitar Quartet was formed in 1998 to interpret the repertoire for four guitars and make transcriptions of works from diverse periods and styles. The Brazilian Guitar Quartet is composed of: Clemer Andreotti, Luiz Mantovani, Everton Gloeden, and Tadeu do Amaral. Brazilian Guitar Quartet bio at Billboard. Hear Brazilian Guitar Quartet in concert from WGBH Radio Boston. Martin Woodhouse guitars.
Iberia, Book 1 (arr. L. Mantovani, E. Lopes, T. do Amaral and E. Gloeden): II. El Puerto - Isaac Albéniz. Set track as current obsession.
Album · 2006 · 12 Songs. Iberia, Book 1: I. Evocation. 2. Iberia, Book 1: II. el Puerto. 3. Iberia, Book 1: III.
In their own country the Brazilian Guitar Quartet is called "the Dream Team," four of Brazil's most brilliant guitarists. Considering that the guitar could be called the national instrument of Brazil, this already establishes the BGQ on a rarefied level. The group's unique combination - regular six-string and extended-range, eight-string guitars - allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire.
ALBENIZ, . Iberia (arr. for guitar quartet) (Brazilian Guitar Quartet). Brazilian Guitar Quartet. Latest albums by Brazilian Guitar Quartet. Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos.
Brazilian Guitar Quartet Winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy Award in the best classical album category, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has established itself as one of world’s leading guitar ensembles. Praised by the Washington Post for its seductive beauty and virtuosic gusto, the group’s unique combination, of regular six-string and extended-range, eight-string guitars, allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire. The BGQ’s discography includes five CDs for Delos.