Reina de las flores

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Introducing the Artist
Elias Barreiro was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1930 and studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music. His post-graduate work was with maestro Andres Segovia at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has performed extensively in Cuba and abroad as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and with chamber ensembles.

Professor Barreiro has edited and arranged scores for over forty books on guitar music and has numerous recordings to his credit. He has been a member of juries at both national and international competitions, and was the recipient of the 1992 Mentor Award given by the Guitar Foundation of America.

Since 1967 Professor Barreiro has been the head of the guitar program at Tulane University. A number of his former students perform regularly in concerts, and hold faculty positions at universities and schools across the United States. Elias Barreiro has published works with Hansen Publications, the Willis Music Company, Editions Orphee, and now exclusively with Mel Bay Publications.

Two selections from Professor Barreiro’s The Guitar Music of Cuba (MB96178BCD) were used as incidental music in the 2002 MGM film Original Sin starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Both pieces, “La Celosa” and “Un Recuerdo,” were originally written for the piano by Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes and transcribed and performed on the guitar by Professor Barriero.


Audio CD (July 16, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Elan Records
ASIN: B00004SU4S

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Track List

01. Sindo Garay: La Tarde, bolero
02. Andrés David Ramirez: Vals for guitar No. 2
03. Sindo Garay: La Bayamesa, criolla
04. Tomás León: La Reina del las flores, contradanza for piano
05. Ernesto Nazareth: Coraçao que sente, waltz for piano
06. Ignacio Cervantes: La tarde está amorosa, danza
07. Carlos Amable Ortiz: Mis flores negras, passillo
08. Manuel Saumell Robredo: La Matilde, contradanza
09. Zequinha de Abreu: Tico-Tico no Fubá, for voice & ensemble
10. Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes: Corazón, canción
11. Anonymous: Contradanza
12. Anonymous: Suspiros del Chanchamayo, yaraví
13. Tomás León: Yo se lo diré a usted, contradanza for piano
14. Luís Casas Romero: El Mambí, criolla
15. Andrés David Ramirez: Vals for guitar No. 1
16. Angel Mislán: Tu y yo, danza
17. Ariel Ramírez: Alfonsina y el mar, for guitar
18. Angel Barrios Fernandez: Homenaje a Pergolesi, for guitar
19. Manuel Ponce: Petite Valse for guitar

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 5.59 x 4.92 x .39 in


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