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Latin American Music for Guitar ()

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Classical guitarist Vicente Coves, who is also a composer, arranger, and the writer of the liner notes for this album, is a musical force to be reckoned with. A student of renowned Pepe Romero (himself one of the three guitarist sons of legendary Celedonio Romero), Coves is clearly an artist whose star is on the rise, as demonstrated by this 2011 release. From the first track, Preludio, with its playful rhythms to the tempo- and mood-changing Al Maestro, Coves is capable of playing everything with a keen sense of the spirit of the music. Coves excels at pieces like Canción de cuna, which is so poignant, ethereal, and heartbreakingly intimate that it is almost difficult to hear the piece begin. One highlight of the album is the ultra-modern Chelitango Coves himself wrote in 2004, which leaves the listener wishing for more works composed by the artist. There is no doubting Coves' technique or his skilled musicianship that allows him to handle rubato gracefully and convey a variety of emotions. However,... Hide synopsis

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