"Danza Paraguaya", Agustin Barrios Mangoré
Transcription and Fingering:
Danza Paraguaya is one of Barrios greatest works. The Paraguayan composer
takes the Paraguayan folk dance Polka and creates a unique masterpiece.
He adds a third part to the 2 part musical form as if trying to crown his
work with a touch of genius. He does and adds one of the greatest guitar
works to the repertoire. It is a virtuoso piece in that it
requires the player to dedicate time to stretches, and perfect coordination
of both hands. The Polka is a lively, happy dance
and piece is never dull. Barrios achieves drama by displaying his master
knowledge of the classical guitar and introducing elements from the classical
repertoire. The outcome is a folk piece with
the soul of a classical masterwork.
Danza Paraguaya - Renato Bellucci Live in
Napoli, Italy, 1983