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U.S. tour in January and February

2014 January 13 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet embarks on another tour in the United States, a country that hosts BGQ concerts since the early years of the group. This time the appearances will concentrate mostly on the east coast, including the states of Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Maine, besides Arizona and Iowa. The tour programs alternate between music by Heitor Villa-Lobos (from the group’s 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD) and Spanish composers such as Granados, Albéniz, de Falla and Rodrigo. During the concerts, a pre-release version of BGQ’s new CD Spanish Dances – scheduled to be officially released in April – will be available to the audiences.

U.S. and Canada tour in July

2013 June 9 by

Celebrating the Summer festivals in North America, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet makes in July its first tour under the auspices of Shupp Artists Management. The tour includes a returning engagement at the Colorado Music Festival, where the BGQ performed a sold-out concert in 2009, and a Canadian appearance at Ottawa’s Music & Beyond Festival. There, the quartet will perform three different programs, featuring music by Bach, Brazilian classical composers – including music by Villa-Lobos from the 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD – and the Spanish repertoire from the soon-to-be released new BGQ album.

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Box Set

2012 April 17 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s Collection on Delos!

What better way for Delos to celebrate The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s 2011 Latin GRAMMY win (for “Best Classical Album”) than to offer our legion of BGQ fans a new box set containing all five of their albums to date? Their win – for their Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos recording (DE 3409) – confirmed BGQ’s status as one of the very finest groups of its kind worldwide. This specially priced box set will give guitar lovers everywhere an unprecedented opportunity to acquire – at very low cost – BGQ’s entire recorded output.

The BGQ – praised in the Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto” – has garnered enthusiastic critical acclaim for their previous four releases as well. Essencia do Brasil (DE 3245) and Encantamento (DE 3302) are enchanting and varied collections of music from leading Brazilian composers. The remaining single-composer releases are Bach: The Orchestral Suites (DE 3254) and Isaac Albéniz: Iberia (DE 3364). All five releases have been praised for their technical wizardry, spirited interpretations, and BGQ’s own superb arrangements – as well as the unique depth and richness of their sound. In guitar-loving Brazil, they proudly call BGQ their “Dream Team.” Here’s your chance to make them YOUR dream team, too – at a price that will surprise you.

Recordings:

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos
Albeniz: Iberia
Encantamento
Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra
Essencia Do Brasil

Get it at Delos Store!