Leo Brouwer

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... read moreCuban composer and guitarist Leo Brouwer (born 1939) began composing at age 16. He took guitar instruction and studied composition at Juilliard, but Brouwer considers himself an autodidact. At the 1961 Warsaw Autumn Festival in Poland, Brouwer came into contact with experimental composition; this...

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Brouwer: La Espiral Eterna
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Ohana: Si Le Jour Parait ...
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Cardew: Material
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Mestres-Quadreny: Perludi Para Guitarra
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Brouwer: Exaedros
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Biography

Active: 1960s-2000s
Country Of origin: Cuba

Brouwer studied for a short time at the Juilliard School under Vincent Persichetti and also at the Hartt College of Music. He served as a music assistant for Radio Havana and as professor of composition at the Havana Conservatory. He has received a government stipend since 1961 for his musical work. Brouwer's early compositions are nationalist and he has concerned himself with the issue of being an artist in a revolutionary society. He has turned to avant-garde techniques since 1962, in works such as his Sonata pian'e forte (1970) for piano and tape. ~ Lynn Vought~ Rovi

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