Acclaimed soloist and First Prize winner at the 2017 Tarrega International Guitar Competition, Alejandro Cordova has chosen a programme that presents five acknowledged masterpieces of the guitar repertoire, while also paying tribute to the great Andres Segovia- an inspiration to composers such as Manuel Ponce, whose Sonatina meridional evokes the lyrical warmth of Iberia. Covering a wide range of techniques and expressive forms that reveal the guitar’s sheer versatility, the distinctive Spanish moods and rhythms of Torroba, Jose and Tarrega are further contrasted by Johann Kaspar Mertz’s deeply eloquent Elegie. Alejandro Cordova was born in Cordoba, Mexico. His unique style is based on his exceptional musicality and technical prowess. He began his studies with Jesus Pena before attending the Faculty of Music of the University of Veracruz where he was under the tutelage of Consuelo Bolio, Massimo Gatta and Alfredo Sanchez. He also studied at the Accademia di chitarra in Pordenone and the Conservatory of Music Jacopo Tomadini, Udine.
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Manuel Maria Ponce Sonatina Meridional 1. I. Campo 2. II. Copla 3. III. Fiesta
Johann Kaspar Mertz 4. Elegie
Federico Moreno Torroba Guitar Sonatina 5. I. Allegretto 7. III. Allegro
Francisco Tarrega, 8. Capricho árabe
Antonio Jose Guitar Sonata 9. I. Allegro moderato 10. II. Minuetto 11. III. Pavana triste: Lento 12. IV. Final: Allegro con brio