17th and 18th Century
The Latin American guitar repertoire from the colonial and post -colonial periods is still not very well known. However, musicologists in Peru have discovered numerous works, significant for their historical value as well as for their musical merit. The following program showcases a selection of these pieces originally written for guitar between the 17th and 19th century, including works by Pedro Ximenez Abril Tirado and Maximo Puente-Arnao.
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Composed mainly of pieces written for guitar and string ensemble (string orchestra or string quartet), this recital takes us on a musical journey from the Baroque period to the present day. Compositions by great masters of music such as Vivaldi, Boccherini, Brouwer up until the legendary Beatles, make this program a delight for a diverse range of listeners.
URDIMBRES (Interwoven). Our goal is to spread the blossoming art of guitar in Peru to wide audience, performing a repertoire seldom heard abroad. The program showcases the evolution of guitar from the 18th to the 20th century.
URDIMBRES highlights the ways in which the mutual influences between Western and indigenous music come together in Peru, including music from pre Colombian times. The end result is an original interwoven, sound full of vitality and grace.
Co-created by Paola Salas and Luis Malca with the intention of featuring works originally composed for a voice/guitar formation, expanding the repertoire with their own arrangements. The duo's musical scope ranges from the renaissance to the 20th century. Their special attention to traditional and popular music has lead them to research and adapt lesser known works from ancient cultures, exploring the musical heritage of countries such as Peru, Armenia or Turkey.