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Several concert programs from Habana, Cuba and El Salvador witness this fact. But, we know as a fact that Gloria Zevan was with him at the moment of his death in August, in El Salvador. So I decided to start reading and researching about the song.
Genio de la Guitarra by Candido Morales. Amir April 16, at 8: It is by these two movements that he described his experience with the Cathedral.
For more information on the subject please refer to the following books: Also, there is a discrepancy about this movement in regards to the motives for writing it. This could have been one of the motives for the elaboration on the prelude and make it a whole suite.
Also, it clearly adds to the marks of religiousness and spirituality portrayed in the suite. Pictures of sheet music retrieved from: This concludes my little research of this magnificent composition.
One of the main differences that we find in the account is in regards to which cathedral he used as an inspiration for the composition. Historical Background on Repertoire. We could mention that half way in the 20 th century it was a common trend in Europe to write music with 3 movements.
There is one belief that it was written because of financial problems and another that Barrios was suffering from a kind of depression that lead him to compose the prelude. Therefore, they argue the name of this cathedral was wrong if this was Barrios source of inspiration. I believe that knowing the circumstances, motives and historical background in which a song was written can and should make a difference in your performance. Generally, this kind of music was highly regarded by listeners, it was considered intellectual music.
The story said that he was able to hear the bells of the church from his hotel room and that was his inspiration for the composition. The contrasting sections are meant to represent the differences in his experience from the inside and outside of the Cathedral.
“La Catedral” – Agustin Barrios Mangoré | Samuel Ortiz
It is said that this composition was Barrios tribute to Solemn. So what I want to do, is share some information and historical background of this composition. Many believe that because of these circumstances he decided to write this as a totally separate work. This was his birthplace and it is said that after spending some time out of the city he came back to his home town and went to the cathedral. He was a great admirer of J. I hope that you have gained some insights about this incredible composition.
“La Catedral” – Agustin Barrios Mangoré
So far, a pretty straight forward compilation of details; now the question, where are the differences in the accounts? Regardless of the motivations for writing this movement, Bxrrios believe we all agree that this prelude just enhanced the beauty of this incredible composition. This is why we can hear a clear contrapuntist style in the different movements and sections of this masterpiece.
Bach works and he was one of the first guitarists to have performed a whole Lute Suite No. To my surprise, the information found on the subject is diverse.
It was intended to portray the beauty and the extravaganza of the Baroque period. This movement represents the abandonment of tranquility and the spiritual atmosphere he experienced inside the barrios. On a different note, you may be wondering about the style of the suite.
This undeniable fact is commonly agreed by all Barrios researchers.