The project, funded by the DF’s Culture Aid Fund (FAC-DF, in Portuguese), and held by Alvaro Henrique, aims to make a DVD telling the story of the guitar from the Babylon to modern day, presenting music from the first guitar-related printed music ever (El Maestro, by Luys Milan, printed in 1536) to premiered pieces, playied on replicas of the 16th, 18th, 19th Centuries and on a modern guitar made with moder techniques.
Goldenbaum’s “May All Dictators Fall,” written in response to the Arab Spring, offers audiences new ways to consider democratic ideals. And J. Antunes “What Should We Do?” reverberates with the recorded sounds of police dislocating people in a favela and asks us all to consider the moral questions that privilege and wealth pose for the rest of society.
Concert with nationalistic music from Spain, Argentina and Brasil, with a masterpiece by J. S. Bach.
Piano, bass, drums
He plays works by Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti,Tárrega and Guerra-Peixe as well as surprising transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
As a soloist with orchestra, Henrique has performed in Brazil with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro’s String Orchestra, as well as in Finland with the Vaasa Sinfonietta. He has premiered 5 concerti, and worked with conductors Julio Medaglia, Ville Mankkinen, and Angelo Cavallaro.
With a special interest in art for social change, Alvaro’s projects have included commissioning works centered on social issues.
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Diana Mota (flauta) e Alvaro Henrique (violão) no Espaço Cultural Alexandre Inecco (2 de outubro, 19h30)
Na próxima quarta, 2 de outubro de 2019, Diana Mota (flauta) e Alvaro Henrique (violão) levam ao palco do Espaço Cultural Alexandre Inecco (116 Norte) música nacionalista do Brasil, Argentina e Espanha, num repertório que transita entre o erudito e o popular e passa...read more
Nesta entrevista, falo brevemente da minha história, do cenário da música clássica e de projetos futuros.read more
Mais que uma mera explicação, uma performance interativa promove experiências, emoções, sensações e a participação ativa da plateia. Em “A Linguagem Musical”, vamos explorar o que a música pode comunicar, como, e alguns recursos. De quarta a sexta, 11, 12 e 13 de...read more
Oscar Ferreira, da Strings Comercial, está iniciando no seu canal do Youtube uma série de entrevistas com luthiers brasileiros. Por indicação de um aluno, Rômulo Rua, conheci esse trabalho e gostei muito da iniciativa. Segue abaixo os vídeos já publicados: Lineu Bravo...read more
The CD Suite Candanga presents a project by guitarist Alvaro Henrique to honour the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, capital of Brazil. Upon the idealization of the project, the musician studied in Germany and wanted to turn his native city into a muse for new compositions.
First Compact Disc
Solo Guitar (Violao Solo) features a large scope of guitar music, from one of it earliest examples, music orginally for lute by John Dowland (England), to two major composers and guitarists from the 20th Century: the Brazilians Heitor Villa-Lobos and Anibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto).
Jean Goldenbaum 2º CD
The second CD of the German-brazilian composer Jean Goldenbaum registers works for orchestra and chamber music. Three new compositions were commissioned, one from a composer who lives in Brasilia (Jorge Antunes), other from a composer who lives in a different part of Brazil (Carlos Alberto da Silva), and another for a composer who lived abroad (Mario Ferraro).
Guitar Through the Ages
The DVD Guitar Through the Ages (Violao de Todos os Tempos) tell the history of the guitar since the Babylon to the modern days, presenting music from the very first publication for a guitar-related instrument (El Maestro, by Luys Milan, printed on 1536), to the modern days, playied on a vihuela (15th Century), a Baroque Theorboed Guitar (18th Century), a Romantic Guitar (19th Century), and a Modern guitar. The recordings were made during outreach concerts in junior and high schools in Brasilia, Brazil. The DVD features a booklet telling the history of the guitar.
Concerts for guitar and orchestra by several Brazilian composers, such as Villa-Lobos (Concerto for Guitar and Introduction to Choros), R. Gnatalli (Concerto a Brasileira and Concerto de Copacabana), Calimério Soares (Concertino for Guitar and percussion), J. Goldenbaum (Ode à Amizade for flute, guitar and orchestra, in addition to the above), J. Antunes, Ricardo Sousa-Castro (Concert Tribute to Villa-Lobos).
“Magical hands and fingers . . . the most beautiful performances . . . Alvaro Henrique is a winner.”Jorge Antunes
“It was a pleasure listening to you playing with soul, beautifully”Gilberto Tinetti
“I have just heard your CD: you are a true master, maestro.”Minister Marcos Vinícius Vilaça
“His work in collaboration with BRAVIO – Guitar Society of Brasilia – is immensely important for the development and dissemination of solo guitar playing in Brazil.”Fabio Zanon
Content about classical guitar and national and international classical music, in addition to all the information, news and calendar of the Guitarist.
The genesis of Hommage pour le tombeau de Debussy is to be found in the death of Claude Debussy, when Henri Prunierers, editor of the Parisian music journal "Le Revue Musicale", asked numerous composers among them Stravinsky, Satie, Bartok and Falla to compose...read more
In this "Music Talks" I expand one of the ideas I mentioned on our first video, about how melodies are composed (watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSevH-nSTvQ). On the first video, I focused on "universal" features that lead to the creation of melodies, such...read more
Ferdinando Carulli's Andante Opus 241 n. 18 is an easy piece of music, accessible to beginner guitarrists, and also very beautiful. I have a special relation to it, as it was the very first piece I playied in front of an audience, in a student concert of the music...read more
What is the classical guitar? Why is it called so? Because it is "classical", is it a different instrument from a guitar? Get answers to those questions and also know a little bit about the classical guitar and its curiosities: did you know it used strings made of gut...read more
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