We start with the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, well known to the classical guitarist. He’s written many choros and his Choro No 1 was written specifically for the guitar. Here it is played by David Russell
French guitarist Judicael Perroy plays Choro da Saudade by the Paraguayan guitarist/composer Agustin Barrios. This "Melancholy Choro” was written after the death of a close friend.
“Sound of Bells" by João Texeira Guimarães, who is more simply known as Pernambuco by guitarists. This piece is described as a Maxixe-Choro and is played very nicely here by Tatyana Ryzhkova.
Another Maxixe-Choro from Pernambuco. This lively piece is well played here by John Alvarado
April 23rd is also the official birthday of the great Brazilian Choro maestro Pixinguinha, so here’s something a little different. The beautiful Carinhoso sung by Marisa Monte with a guitar accompaniment by Pualinho da Viola.
Yoo Sik Ro plays Choro No 2, by Armando Neves, also known as Armandinho. Another beautiful piece of music and a sensitive rendering. Hope you enjoy.
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