Tu y Yo (Gavota romantica)

Antigoni Goni , guitar
Agustín Barrios
Guitar Music Vol.1



01 - Maxixe
02 - Un sueno en la floresta
03 - Vals, Op. 8, No. 4
04 - Humoresque
05 - Sarita (Mazurka)
06 - Madrigal - Gavota
07 - Vidalita con Variaciones
08 - Junto a tu corazon - Vals
09 - Mabelita
10 - Tu y Yo (Gavota romantica)
11 - Villancido de Navidad
12 - Pepita
13 - Suite Andina - Aconquija
14 - Suite Andina - Aire de Zamba
15 - Suite Andina - Cordoba
16 - Suite Andina - Cueca


Antigoni Goni plays in a rather more romantic style [than John Williams]. But Goni’s ebb and flow of rubato is a natural response to the line of the music and her playing always sounds spontaneous. She is very well recorded, and the back-up documentation is first class

 Penguin Guide, January 2009


The biography of
Agustín Barrios Mangoré

This South American maestro of the guitar was born into a large family with seven sons, he being the fifth, in the small town of San Bautista de las Misiones in southern Paraguay. His parents both placed great value on culture and the arts, both of them being educators.
Agustin Barrios
Free-scores Naxos Mauro Giuliani
Barrios would go on to speak both Spanish and his native Guarani, as well as reading the languages English, French and German. The guitar was an attraction to the young Barrios he took up the instrument, following in the footsteps of his mother.
The young barrios was exposed to the folk music of his native country, listening to styles such as the Polca Paraguaya, Vals, and the Zamba. He performed pieces written by the Argentine Juan Alais, and also composed works himself. At age thirteen he was introduced to the classical guitar repertory by Gustovo Sosa Escalada, his new teacher, and went on to study the works of Francisco Tárrega, Fernando Sor and Dionisio Aguado.
Barrios' parents were persuaded by Escalada to allow their son to study at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, with the help of a music scholarship. Being age fifteen at the time he was one of the youngest university students in Paraguayan history. Apart from his studies in the college's music department, Barrios was also well appreciated by members of the college's mathematics, journalism and literature departments.

This Paraguayan Maestro dedicated his career to music composition and poetic literature after graduating from university. He was famed for his phenomenal performances, in which for some years, he would be attired in traditional Paraguayan dress. He would assume the concert persona of Cacique Nitsuga Mangoré, messenger of the Guaraní race (Nitsuga being 'Agustin' reversed). Despite his having lived well into the twentieth century, his works were largely late-romantic in character, and containing influences from Central and South American folk music. 


 Antigoni Goni

* Picture of the bull above:
"Watching the sunset over the pastures of Andalucia"
by David Ptolomey.

Thank you David! You gave me the last kick to buy the cd!


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