Leo Brouwer – Sheet Music and Lessons for Classical Guitar

Leo Brouwer - Sheet Music and Lessons for Classical GuitarLeo Brouwer Lessons and Sheet Music for Classical Guitar – His full name is Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida born March 1, 1939 in Cuba. He is a composer, conductor, and classical guitarist. Here’s a great writeup via this Naxos Album: “One of the few Cuban composers to gain international recognition, Leo Brouwer was born in Havana in 1939. He became a fine guitarist and had his first composition published at the age of 17. He subsequently moved to the United States and was enroled in the Juilliard School to study composition. On his return to Havana he worked for the radio and was later appointed composition professor at the Havana Conservatory. Initially we find folk music inspiring his compositions, but he later embraced the most advanced West European avant-garde techniques while founding a new Cuban school of composition. That largely changed at Juilliard where he came under the influences of the most avant garde composers, such as Cage, Nono and Henze, which were to stimulate his later works. He has since written a number of large scale works, including concertos for flute and for guitar, though his name is best known in the field of solo guitar music.”

Sheet Music by Leo Brouwer (Amazon/SMP)

Lessons on Pieces by Leo Brouwer 

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List of Guitar Works by Brouwer

Solo guitar

  • 1955 Suite No. 1 Antigua
  • 1955 Suite No. 2
  • 1956 Preludio
  • 1957 Danza Característica “Quítate de la Acera”
  • 1956 Dos temas populares cubanos
  • Canción de cuna (Berceuse), after Drume negrita by Emilio Grenet
  • Ojos Brujos, after a criolla by Gonzalo Roig
  • 1956 Piezas sin títulos I–II
  • 1959 Fuga No. 1
  • 1959 Tres Apuntes
  • 1962 Dos aires populares cubanos
  • Guajira criolla
  • Zapateo cubano (Zapateado)
  • 1962 Pieza sin título III
  • 1962 Tres piezas latinoamericanas
  • Danza del Altiplano
  • Canción Triste (after Carlos Guastavino)
  • Tango (after Astor Piazzolla)
  • 1964 Elogio de la Danza
  • 1968 Canticum
  • Eclosion
  • Ditirambo
  • 1968 Un Dia de Noviembre
  • 1971 La Espiral Eterna
  • 1972 Estudios Sencillos (Nos. 1–10)
  • 1973 Parábola
  • 1974 Tarantos
  • 1975 Cadences
  • 1981 El Decamerón Negro (Dedicated to Sharon Isbin)
  • 1981 Preludios Epigramáticos No. 1–6
  • 1983 Estudios Sencillos (Nos. 11–20)
  • 1984 Variations on a Theme of Django Reinhardt
  • 1986 Paisaje Cubano con Campanas
  • 1990 Sonata (dedicated to Julian Bream)
  • Fandangos y boleros
  • Sarabanda de Scriabin
  • Toccata de Pasquini
  • 1993 Rito de los Orishás
  • 1996 Hika: In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu
  • 1996 Hoja de album
  • 1996 Paisaje Cubano con Tristeza
  • 1999 An Idea (Passacaglia por Eli)
  • 2000 Viaje a la Semilla
  • 2001 Nuevos Estudios Sencillos No. 1–10
  • 2004 La Ciudad De Las Columnas (Variaciones sobre “Pieza sin Título Nº1”)
  • 2007 Cantilena de los bosques (dedicated to Roberto Fabbri)
  • 2007 Paisaje Cubano con Fiesta
  • 2007 Variaciones Sobre un Tema de Víctor Jara
  • 2007 Sonata del Caminante (Dedicated to Odair Assad)
  • 2012 Sonata del Decamerón Negro (Dedicated to Kostas Kotsiolis)
  • 2013 Sonata Ars Combinatoria
  • 2013 Sonata del Pensador (dedicated to Ricardo Gallén)

Guitar duo

  • 1957–58 Micro piezas I–IV – Hommage à Darius Milhaud
  • 1958 Micropieza V
  • 1958 Tríptico
  • 1973 Per Suonare a Due
  • 1978 Música incidental campesina
  • 2009 Sonata de Los Viajeros
  • Beatlerianas for 2 guitars
  • 2018 El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios (Dedicated to Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo)

Guitar quartet

  • Canciones remotas
  • Toccata para cuatro o más guitarras
  • Toccata
  • Paisaje Cubano Con Rumba
  • Paisaje Cubano con lluvia
  • Acerca del Cielo, el Aire y la Sonrisa (guitar quartet/guitar orchestra)
  • Concerto Grosso
  • Concerto de Tricastin

Guitar & orchestra

  • 1958 Tres danzas concertantes
  • 1979 Acerca del cielo, el aire y la sonrisa
  • 1983 Retrats Catalans
  • 1985 From Yesterday to Penny Lane
  • 1995 Concierto Omaggio a Paganini (concerto for guitar and violin)

Guitar and string quartet

  • 1958 Quintet for guitar and string quartet

Guitar concertos

  • 1972 Concierto num. 1
  • 1981 Concierto num. 2 “de Lieja”
  • 1986 Concierto num. 3 “Elegiaco”
  • 1987 Concierto num. 4 “de Toronto”
  • 1991–92 Concierto num. 5 “de Helsinki”
  • 1997 Concierto num. 6 “de Volos”
  • 1998 Concierto num. 7 “de La Habana”
  • 1999 Concierto num. 8 “Concierto Cantata de Perugia” (for chorus, guitar, and orchestra)
  • 2002 Concierto num. 9 “de Benicassim”
  • 2003 Concierto num. 10 “Book of Signs” (for two guitars)
  • 2007 Concierto num. 11 “de Requiem (In memoriam Toru Takemitsu)”
  • 2016 Concierto num. 12 “Austral”

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