Matt Palmer plays Julia Florida by Barrios

Matt Palmer plays Julia Florida by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This comes via his great YouTube Channel. The guitar is a “La Leona” replica built by Michael Thames (spruce, cypress) that was one day old at the time of recording. “The Paraguayann guitar-composer Agustin Barrios Mangore, worked in relative isolation in South and Central America, although his music is full of European classical influences, notably those of J.S. Bach, Chopin, and Tarrega. His hundreds of pieces can be divided into three main categories -homages to the Baroque, South American folk-music based pieces, and works in the nineteenth century Romantic style. It is the latter category in which the touching Barcarole, Julia Florida belongs, with its delicate melodic lines and effusive sentimentality.[Kraft/Naxos]”

Sheet Music via Amazon: Complete Barrios Vol. 1

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