Watch the video to see the hand of Hennie van der Vegt painting one of his famous blossoms. Esther used the painting for the cover of her latest CD which actually is an EP. It contains two pieces, Sakura, Theme and variations by Yuquijiro Yocoh and Bellefleur by Pieter van der Staak. I think she plays both of them beautifully. You can order the CD at her website. Of course it’s available for download as well.
For my debut album I chose to record works from a few of my favorite composers. This selection lit my passion for music, in particular for the classical guitar. I hope these pieces will touch your soul as they have touched mine!
This is ‘Estación Edén, guitar works from Uruguay part two’, the latest CD of Gustavo Pazos. Just like the former one it mainly consists of works by Gustavo himself. Compositions he beautifully describes as ‘musical reflections of never written stories’.
To get an idea I included a fragment of the first track: Cancion para (Ana) Lisa.
You can order the CD at Music & Words
This is the new CD of Gustavo Pazos for which I made the 7-string guitar I wrote about in a previous post. It’s “A musical reflection on gaucho traditions such as the milonga, the estilo, the chamarrita and more urban forms like the waltz, tango and the signature sound of Montevideo, the candombe” according to his record company. Congratulations Gustavo!
Ernesto Snajer is a house hold name in Argentina and its surroundings and also in Europe he has many loyal fans. He is definitely what you could call a versatile player and there for plays and owns many instruments. I built him a cut away guitar with cedar top and back and sides of Indian Rosewood which can be listened to at his cd Bom Zapar
In December last year the Ernesto Snajer Trio gave a concert at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. I found a link to a registration of the concert made by Radio 6. It starts with a long introduction but at 10.15 the music starts.
Besides to classical guitarists I also sell my instruments to musicians playing other styles. One of them is Leonardo Amudeo. He is a fantastic player and sought after by people like Ivan Lins, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Antonio Serrano, just to name a few. You can listen to excerpts of the cd shown above at i-tunes.