João Luiz Plays Hermetiana by Sergio Assad

João Luiz plays Hermetiana by Sergio Assad (b.1952). This comes via his YouTube channel. I love these causal yet virtuosic home performances by Luiz. Great musicality, laid-back, yet wonderfully zippy. Here’s what he said about the piece via YouTube (I’m very curious about those 24 studies):

I am thrilled to present the unofficial premiere of one study from Sérgio Assad’s masterpiece 24 studies for guitar. Sérgio is one of my guitar heroes and biggest influence, and I am honored to have the 24 studies written for and dedicated to me! The second piece is a Prelude I wrote in 2017, with influences from Blues, and Northeast Brazil’s Baião.

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