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Brouwer has a special place in his heart for The Beatles.
But Brouwer is also a big fan of popular music and says it’s just as important as anything written for the concert hall. Part of that style is incorporating traditional music and Cuban instruments in classical music forms.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Including those that could be labeled commercial,” Brouwer says.
April 11, 4: I trained the ear and I wrote on the table. Even though his grandmother was the sister of renowned composer Ernesto Lecuona, the wealthy family aarrangements to pay for any kind of music education and wanted nothing do to with him. That view was widespread during the old Soviet era, that some music was xrrangements, that it was a Nazi heritage,” Brouwer explains. Leo Brouwer went from being an orphan in Cuba to one of the most prolific Latin American composers alive today.
He wanted to do for the guitar what they had done for instruments like piano and violin. That’s the world in which I began to compose,” he says. Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima first heard Brouwer’s music when he was touring in Europe, in the early s. The guitar was a reference, for fingerings and things like that. Brouwer’s models were BartokSchumannRachmaninov and Stravinsky. Deceptive Cadence Brouwer, one of Latin America’s most renowned classical composers, sees music as a form of service.
Perhaps my roots in solitude, of being an orphan — it forces me to these reflections. Why am I fascinated with this? Inhe created the Cuban Institute of Art and Film Industry and helped organize the conservatories on the island. Brouwer taught himself everything he knows about music. He’s just grateful that people are moved by his music.
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Today, he focuses all of his energy on composing, noting that he still has a lot of work to do. And I still write music that way. The problem is much more serious,” he says. The minister is long gone. We were forbidden, we became close friends, and here we are.
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But at the age of brouer, Brouwer finds it hard to reflect on his legacy. His parents divorced when he was bewtles young, and his mother died when he was Leo Brouwer is considered one of the most important living figures of classical music in Latin America.
In addition to his prolific career as a composer, Brouwer also founded important cultural institutions in Cuba. So he decided to go look for his father.
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Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Brouwer says he listened to Cuba’s classical radio station all the time and learned how to read sheet music by haunting music arrangejents in Havana when he was 15 years old. Heard on All Things Considered. His works are played regularly in concert halls around the world, and he’s scored more than 50 films. He stopped playing the guitar in the late ’70s, after an accident permanently damaged the middle finger of his right hand.
I spent four hours a day standing, studying Stravinskyincluding one of Mozart ‘s string quartets, who was one of my first teachers of the traditional forms He decided to arrange their music for classical instruments arrangements of a particular Cuban minister of culture and his views on music.
What am I doing here? Those boleros they wrote will transcend history because they’re incredible.