Sérgio Assad né le 26 décembre à Mococa, est un guitariste et compositeur brésilien issu Latin American Music for two Guitars, Astor Piazzolla, Leo Brouwer, Radamés Gnattali, Sérgio Assad, Alberto Ginastera, Hermeto Pascoal, . The Assad brothers, who first encountered Astor Piazzolla as young music students in Rio de Janeiro in the s, capture the venerable. Assad on Arranging Classical Guitar. Sérgio Assad on Piazzolla, the Beatles, Ginastera, Transcriptions, and more. Joey Lusterman March

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Are some pieces more friendly for the guitar? So even playing with just two instruments, I always had about four lines going on, so the polyphonic thing inside has always been very thick in our arrangements and the things I write for two guitars.

By age 14, he was arranging and writing original compositions for the guitar duo he had formed with his brother, Odair. piazozlla

I also had to do a little bit of scordatura, because it has been my dream to play a seven-string guitar to make the task a little easier, but I never learned and it seemed very hard to jump from six to seven [strings]. I probably changed keys here and there too, because the guitar is good in certain keys where you have open strings.

He has been important and esteemed as an arranger as well, helping bring so many wonderful pieces, spanning centuries from the Baroque to modern pop, into the guitar repertoire. You take an existing piece but you have piazzo,la create everything around it, and sometimes things inside it, piazzollz.

Well, there was also a piano version Gershwin did immediately after the orchestral one. Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its —12 season, which will feature performances from a number of performers familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: For instance, in the second movement, the prestissimohe plays here [left hand and right hand far paizzolla on the keyboard], really distant, so what did I do?

After the concert, it was the only thing I could think about.

pizazolla You can always do it differently. As a composer Assad has completed more than fifty works for guitar, many of which have become standards in the guitar repertoire. The guitar does have a little sustain. And it was there that the three of us convened late one afternoon, as the sun was setting across San Francisco Bay, for a freewheeling conversation about arranging. Much of that work was for the duo he has played in with his brother Odair for the past five decades, but he also arranges for solo guitar and for configurations with other instruments.


Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla

Is there some quality you hear going through assac arrangements? A pianist played that piece and I was mesmerized by it. The end of the first movement is exactly what I did.

Assad has taught master classes in conservatories, universities, and music schools in the US, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and Australia. By submitting my information above, I acknowledge that I have reviewed and agreed to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Useand I agree to receive updates and marketing messages from time to time from Nonesuch and its affiliates. But even if you do have two it might not be enough.

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But translating his quintet to two guitars, or one guitar, was very difficult. But I think you have to do something—embellish, add something of your own. But I managed to bring things into the guitar world. Still you can do fabulous things, it might just have a different color than the original. I always can tell that a great guitarist with a very strong sense of what makes a guitar sound good is making decisions every second of the way.

In places where the [piano] texture was much thicker for an instrument with limitations like the guitar, I actually had to remove a lot of notes. This recording has been released by Allegro Classical in On your early albums you were doing a lot of Scarlatti and Couperin and composers like that. It feels as though a lot of guitarists are diving into Ravel and Debussy these days with interesting results.

He is married to Angela Olinto.

Sérgio Assad on Piazzolla, the Beatles, Ginastera, Transcriptions, and more

His “Aquarelle” for solo guitar was chosen as the required contemporary work for the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in Miami. But the thing I hear that goes through all his arrangements is a sense of how the guitar should sound. You have to choose the right notes; sometimes you even have to change the written notes a little bit in order to fit under the fingers.


He is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Please fill out the correct information. Guitaristcomposerarrangerteacher.

Subscription sales begin on Friday. I think he steps back a little bit more. With something like the Nazareth are you working exclusively from original scores, or do you listen to recordings, too?

I think that was a surprising choice. I think he heard something there that surprised him and he liked it. Alas, we just play the traditional repertoire that we know already; those are the notes the composer wrote. If you think about music in Latin America, there is quite a range.

After all, even though we published an interview with him just a few issues ago, that was solely about composing. Number of Discs in Set: Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store!

So I had to do all the scordatura, like getting down to B, which is a tricky thing to do because the string starts to be too loose, and to do that in a concert is risky. It depends on how slow it is. When you arrange a well-known piece, do your ideas about it change over time as you hear it played? So some of that was not followed so closely to the Beatles.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It depends on the repertoire. His music has more elements to it than just a single beautiful melody, which is what Jobim is all about—a beautiful melody with a nice harmony under it.

All his clever little tricks came out on just about everything he did. It became more of an orchestration of that piece.

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