Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Legendary Guitarist in London

The Brazilian virtuoso guitarist, Carlos Barbosa-Lima will be giving a solo recital on Monday 9 July 2018 at the Purcell Room, Southbank, London. His programme includes many of his wonderful arrangements and repertoire that he has been personally connected to through his long and outstanding career.

He was a child prodigy and studied with Isaias Sávio. To hear him play Isaias Sáviois a different experience. He has had some very fine contemporary works written for him, including the Etudes by Francisco Mignone.

Carlos Barbosa-Lima is one of the most interesting classical guitarists of the twentieth–twenty-first century and he continues to move in new circles. He spent years living in New York, where, alongside his classical career, he worked with people in the jazz scene like Charlie Byrd and Laurindo Almeida. He is a fantastic arranger of jazz and Latin music as well. He moved to Puerto Rico a few years ago and has strong links with performers and composers throughout South America.

This concert is a celebration of Brazilian Music and Carlos Barbosa-Lima’s life as a musician which has been inextricably linked with its composers and performers. He is a legendary performer who loves the guitar and loves performing.

Here is Carlos Barbosa-Lima playing his own arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s One Note Samba (Samba de uma Nota Só)

Carlos Barbosa-Lima’s Purcell Room programme for 9 July 2018 includes:

Luiz Bonfá: Manhã de Carnaval; Passeio no Rio
Ernesto Nazareth: Carioca*; Brejeiro; Odéon*
Laurindo Almeida: Batuque*
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Melodia sentimental* from Floresta do Amazonas; Prelude No. 2; Choro No. 1
João Pernambuco: Sons de carrilhões*; Interrogando*

Francisco Mignone: Study No. 5; Study No. 9 (from 12 Studies for guitar)
Radamés Gnattalli: Alma brasileira*
Alfredo Vianna (Pixinguinha): Naquele Tempo; Cochichando; Um a zero*
Isaias Sávio: Batucada
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Desafinado*; One Note Samba*
Ary Barroso: Aquarela do Brasil*

*arranged by Carlos Barbosa-Lima

His Purcell Room recital has been organised by the Embassy of Brazil in association with LACCS (Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Association) directed by Juan R. MonroyMonday 9 July 2018, Purcell Room, 7.45pm.

Some of my favourite Carlos Barbosa-Lima recordings:






 © Thérèse Wassily Saba 2018

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