Escenas – Five Cuban Dances
Ignacio Cervantes is one of Cuba’s most influential composers and pianists. While studying at the Paris Conservatoire, he won top prizes in composition and performance and was praised by such luminaires as Franz Lizst and Hans von Bulow. His most well-known and respected works are his series of several dozen Cuban dances, in which he synthesized European classical music and African rhythms, like the habanera and tango, into a new and unmistakably Cuban style.
This arrangement for guitar presents five of the most distinctive and elegant of these Cuban dances, which we have titled Escenas (Scenes). Each of these dances was given a descriptive title by Cervantes, which creates a colorful narrative when played as a set. They suit the intimate and energetic nature of the guitar perfectly, and are arranged in a manner that allows the performer to effortlessly present a unique interpretation.
|Dimensions||11 × 8.25 in|