Agustín Barrios Mangoré

On today’s edition of Radio 4’s Great Lives, the guitarist, John Williams chose, as his biographical subject, the Paraguyan guitarist/composer, Agustín Barrios Mangoré. He cited as specific qualities, impeccable technique, inventive use of harmony & romanticism.

Here is a recording of Barrios from 1928:

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The programme always features, in addition to the guest, an expert on the life of the chosen hero. This week’s expert was Paraguyan guitarist, Berta Rojas (whom I once saw play in the Dundee Guitar Festival). Here she is playing the final section of La Catedral:

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You can Listen Again to the programme here until next Tuesday.