Por El Mar De Las Antillas
(Leo Brouwer)

Por el mar de las Antillas with its vibrant rhythms and nostalgic recollections of Brouwer’s Cuba, is the culmination of the long musical journey in four movements called Sonata de Los Viajeros (Sonata of the Travelers). Written in 2009, this tour de force of the guitar duo repertoire was both premiered in Cuba and recorded for the first time by the Brasil Guitar Duo upon special request by the composer himself. In this fascinating work, each movement describes the feelings of anxiety, fear, and amazement of two travelers who discover different landscapes and travel in time. Brouwer’s unique style combined with his knowledge of all the colors of the guitar are meticulously used in this piece, making the narrative more clear and inviting the listener to take part in the journey. - João Luiz (Brasil Guitar Duo)

“...Brasil Guitar Duo digs deeply into many styles of music. They recorded my complete works for two guitars exceptionally well, putting their virtuosity at the service of musical expression. I have always said that with our best performers, the key element is articulation; the rest is just solfeggio. Pay attention to these two guitar virtuosi!“ - Leo Brouwer