Tag: Spain

bandurria

Pedro Chamorro – Solo Works for Bandurria by Fabían…

Pedro Chamorro is one of the leading bandurria players in Spain. He has recently published a new CD with solo works by Fabían Forero Valderrama for the bandurria.

Fabían Forero Valderrama is a composer from Columbia. He had the idea to use the Columbian bandola (which is very similar to the Spanish bandurria) as a solo instrument, inspired by the great solo works for guitar or violin. He has composed 22 studies for the bandola Andina Colombiana. Pedro Chamorro has selected 9 studies and one Capricho for his recording.

Some of the pieces of this CD are also available as youtube videos.

LATINOAMÉRICA DESDE FABIÁN FORERO VALDERRAMA

Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº8
Ostinato – Fabián Forero Valderrama – Pedro Chamorro (bandurria sola)
Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº9 Tango argentino
Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº10

Musician, composer, conductor and professor for plucked instruments. Born in Madrid in 1961. Studies of music in Madrid, Barcelona and Esch-Alzette (Luxemburg). Studies of the bandurria with Manuel Grandío and studies of the mandolin with Juan Carlos Muñoz. Perfection of the mandolin with Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. National prize for bandurria «Manuel Grandío» 1976 und 1977.

You can find the music by Pedro Chamorro on Spotify. The new album can be found with “Pedro Chamorro Martinez”. A previous album for bandurria and guitar can be found with “Pedro Chamorro”

The music by Pedro Chamorro is also available on other streaming platforms.

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Xograr – New Album by Fernando Barroso

Xograr – a Galician word for “Play” – ist the name of the new album by Galician musician and composer Fernando Barroso. For this album Fernand Barroso has formed his new band with mandolin, cello, double bass and drums.

Fernando Barroso: Mandolin
Margarida Mariño: Cello
Sofia Neide: Doublebass
Álvaro Trillo: Drums

The title track Xograr is already available at youtube – showing Fernando Barroso playing the oud as well as the mandolin.

Fernando Barroso has created his unique fusion style, based on Galician folk, the classical sound of violoncello and double bass, and his powerful and always present mandolin.

Until now the mandolin has not been used much in this kind of music, Fernando Barroso has opened a new style of music to the mandolin.

Screenshot from Xograr video

Xograr – Title track

Xograr – Life performance

Playlist Singles from the new album

The new album has been published on March 6, 2020.

Youtube Playlist complete Album Xograr

Spotify Playlist

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Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño – ‘Silence Lovers Club…

Fernando Barroso has just released his new CD ‘Silence Lovers Club – Mandolin Pieces’. He is promoting this new CD with concerts and radio interviews. Today I have listened to the Lume na palleira podcast by Radio Galega. The second hour of this podcast is completely dedicated to the interview with Fernando Barroso and it includes seven tracks from this CD. Another podcast includes 3 pieces from the new CD.

The music is very interesting, the sound of the mandolin and the cello fit together very well. The compositions are rhytmically and melodically interesting. I love this music very much.

There are two youtube videos with pieces from the CD:

Fernando Barroso con Margarida Mariño – O Barqueirinho

Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño – ‘D-Swing’

Playlist Fernando Barroso & Margarida Mariño

Additional Information

Website Fernando Barroso

Podcast: Lume na Paleira – Jan. 28, 2018 – Including 7 tracks from the CD Silence Music Lovers and a long interview with Fernando Barroso (in Spanish language)

Podcast: Corcovadomusica including 3 tracks from the CD Silence Music Lovers:


You can download the album “Silence Lovers Club” from Amazon (Partnerlink)

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Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Cavaquinho

Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso have taken part in the Madeira Mandolin Festivals of the last years. Fernando Barroso has just recorded a new album which will be available on January 16. Luis Peixoto was born in 1980 in Coimbra in Portugal, Fernando Barroso is from Galicia in the Northwest of Spain. Both share the love for all kind of stringed instruments like mandolin, bouzouki, cavaquinho or guitar. They have worked together and in different groups with other musicians.

During the last days I have compiled a large playlist with recordings by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto.

In this post I want to present the music of Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso. In 2012 the album POP has been published, a life concert was filmed in 2013 and is available on youtube. In this concert Fernando Barroso does mainly play the Bouzouki, while Luis Peixoto plays the mandolin, the cavaquinho and some other instruments. I plan to present other project by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto in my next posts.

Luis Peixoto – Bio (from his website)

Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980.

Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Fernando Barros – Bio (from website)

BIOGRAFÍA: Fernando Barroso es un músico, compositor y productor gallego, nacido en Ferrol en 1979. Doctorado en Química-Física por la Universidad de Vigo en 2010, desde 2011 se dedica exclusívamente a la producción musical y a la participación en diferentes proyectos musicales en Galicia. En la actualidad forma parte de las bandas ‘Riobó’, ‘Budiño’ y ‘TRIM’ y ha colaborado con artistas de la talla de Anxo Lorenzo, Xabier Díaz o Julio Pereira. Fue parte de la mítica banda ‘paratradicional’ ferrolana ‘Os Cempés’ durante su última etapa y co-fundador del trío internacional ‘Assembly Point’ junto a Eoghan Neff y Luís Peixoto. Con éste último ha co-producido también otros trabajos como ‘POP(2013)’ o TRIM(2014)’. Desde 2016 forma parte del laboratório creativo NEXO, junto con músicos de varios países de América y Europa.

Playlist – Concert Fernando Barroso & Luis Peixoto – Dubideos

Playlist Luis Pexoito & Fernando Barroso – POP

Additional information

Website Luis Peixoto

Website Fernando Barroso