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      Composer and conductor Eduardo Mata

      Composer and conductor Eduardo Mata

      This program features prominent performers and/or conductors in their roles as composers and vice-versa. Admirers of guitar giant Eduardo Fernández perhaps are not so familiar with the music he composes. José Serebrier is a highly acclaimed conductor, winner of multiple awards. However, the fact that he is Uruguayan and also a prolific composer is not so widely known.

      Heitor Villa-Lobos used to wear more than two hats: composer, conductor, teacher, programmer, bureaucrat. Fiesta! presents him conducting his own Bachianas Brasileiras No.5.

      Prominent composer and conductor Leo Brouwer was also a star of the guitar until the mid-70’s, when he stopped playing. Un-like Brouwer, Andrés Segovia continued performing throughout his life. His arrangements for the guitar became very popular, but not so much his own original compositions.

      Considered one of the best Latin American conductors of all times, Eduardo Mata was also a serious composer. He studied with Carlos Chávez and Gunther Schuller, among others. In the last few years his music is –finally- receiving the attention its deserves.



      Eduardo Fernandez: Astor Visits Heitor
      Shin-Ichi Fukuda and Eduardo Fernandez, guitars

      Jose Serebrier: Passacaglia, Perpetuum Mobile
      Toulouse National Orchestra
      Jose Serebrier, conductor
      Yi-Yao, accordion

      Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
      Aria (Cantilena); Danca (Martelo)
      Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, Heitor Villa-Lobos, conductor
      Victoria de los Angeles, soprano

      Leo Brouwer: Exaedros I
      Leo Brouwer, guitar

      Andres Segovia: Estudio sin luz;
      Christopher Parkening, guitar

      Eduardo Mata: Sonata para piano
      Mauricio Nader, piano


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