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Antón García Abríl: Vademécum, suite for guitar solo / Francisco Bernier, guitar

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  1. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 1, Pórtico $0.99 on iTunes
  2. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 2, Camino $0.99 on iTunes
  3. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 3, Pequeño estudio $0.99 on iTunes
  4. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 4, Juegos $0.99 on iTunes
  5. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 5, Círculos $0.99 on iTunes
  6. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 6, Canción $0.99 on iTunes
  7. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 7, Festiva $0.99 on iTunes
  8. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 8, Baladilla $0.99 on iTunes
  9. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 9, Scherzino $0.99 on iTunes
  10. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 10, Divertimento $0.99 on iTunes
  11. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 11, Berceuse $0.99 on iTunes
  12. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 1: No. 12, Aleluyática $0.99 on iTunes
  13. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 1, Obertura
  14. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 2, Diálogo íntimo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 3, Pasacalle $0.99 on iTunes
  16. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 4, Nocturno $0.99 on iTunes
  17. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 5, Fantasía estudio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 6, Meditación $0.99 on iTunes
  19. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 7, Pizzicato $0.99 on iTunes
  20. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 8, Romanza $0.99 on iTunes
  21. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 9, Tiento $0.99 on iTunes
  22. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 10, Zapateado $0.99 on iTunes
  23. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 11, Planto
  24. García Abril — Vademacum, Book 2: No. 12, Tocata

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of pieces by Spanish master composer Anton Garcia Abril (b. 1933), composed in 1987, although not a cycle is nonetheless a coherent collection conceived as a didactic "handbook". Vademecum explores the guitar in contemporary terms with a broad range of pieces that exude melodic beauty and demonstrate the composer's deep understanding of the guitar, its sonorities and techniques. No guitarist could be better equipped than Francisco Bernier to present this work on disc, a virtuoso of the guitar whose insight has been deepened through his friendship with the composer.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
This is also a real find - two books of works of real beauty, sensitivity, and invention. He has described it as "from the beginning to virtuosity", a progressive works. Like Ponce's or Chopin's Preludes, these works can be performed individually, but (like Chopin's) as a set their architecture is impressive and moving. As in his earlier Naxos recording of Abril's music (listed under Garcia Abril), I find his playing impressive. He is sensitive, tasteful, and colorful - just what this music needs. He is an excellent advocate for it, and I hope it is given wide recognition.



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