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Cuban Guitars: The Music of Leo Brouwer
8pm Sunday 18 April
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Cuban Guitars: The Music of Leo Brouwer | 8pm Sunday 18 April
Musicians: Andrey Lebedev, Guitar; Cecilia Bignall, Cello; Alec O’Leary, Guitar, Santiago Gomez Kodela, Guitar; Pavla Lušin, Guitar; Colm Connolly, Guitar.
Born in Havana in 1939, into a family of musicians, Leo Brouwer was nineteen when the Cuban Revolution succeeded, and as a young man he strove for some similar breakthrough in music. He studied the works of Luigi Nono and Iannis Xenakis; he also met Hans Werner Henze, when the latter visited Cuba in 1969. Soon, though, the double call of his instrument – the guitar – and of his native culture drew him in other directions. Read more.