Welcome to the website dedicated to the
recording project "Agustin Barrios -
Complete Music for Solo Guitar".
The set consists of 6 CD contains original music for solo guitar by the Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios Mangoré (1885 - 1944) played by Cristiano Porqueddu.
The CD Set is distributed in over 40 countries by the major label Brilliant Classics. The recording includes some World Premiere Recording like "Leyenda Guaranì", "Isabel", "Grano de Arena" and many others.
Agustin Barrios Mangoré
Pio Barrios, nato Agustín
Pio Barrios, was born in southern
Paraguay in the Misiones district on May 5, 1885
into a large family where music, literature and
drama were held in high esteem.
Though he completed only two years of high school, Barrios was one of those naturally gifted beings who could draw, play music and write poetry with uncommon ability. He was fortunate in that he studied guitar with a formally schooled Paraguayan guitarist who had lived in Buenos Aires, Gustavo Sosa Escalada (1877-1943),who taught young Barrios the Sor and Aguado guitar methods.
When he was 25 years old, Barrios left his native Paraguay and journeyed to Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1910 till 1930 he lived in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, earning his living as a concert guitarist. He never returned to his native Paraguay except for a few extended visits during the mid 1920s.
“Y una noche, Jasy retratada en el líquido cristal,
sintiendo la tristeza de mi alma india,
dióme seis rayos de plata para con ellos descubrir sus arcanos secretos..”
- Profesión de fe (Agustin Barrios)