Exciting young California guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro performs Argentine dances, songs and rhythms. Máximo Diego Pujol (b.1957): Suite del Plata No.1. Julián Aguirre (1868-1924): Triste No.4. Jorge Gómez Crespo (1900-1972): Norteña. Adolfo Luna (1889-1970): From Tres Estudios. Abel Fleury (1903-1958): De Sobrepaso. Eduardo Falú (b.1927): Preludio y Danza (4:52). Jorge Cardoso (b.1949): From 24 Piezas Sudamericanas. Ariel Ramirez (b.1921): Alfonsina y el Mar. Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): From Cinco Piezas para Guitarra. Máximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957): Elegia por la Muerte de un Tanguero. Total Time: 64:40 All tracks recorded live on November 22, 2003 at the Little Theatre in Fullerton, California. (DDD) UPC #017685-11492-2
BUZZ: Guitar virtuoso Michael Anthony Nigro’s survey of Argentinean guitar works, most of them never before recorded, covers a wide spectrum of pieces from folk ballads and dances to sophisticated compositions by Piazzolla.
“Overall, this is a most pleasurable program, adequately played.”
-Steve Marsh, Classical Guitar Magazine
“It’s a pleasant collection of spiky Argentine dance rhythms interspersed with soulful milongas. Nigro has a very big sound, a smooth tone and sure-footed, though very conservative, interpretive instincts.”
-Steven Rings, American Record Guide, (Sept/Oct 2005)
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