Leo Brouwer went from being an orphan in Cuba to one of the most . “That’s the case of The Beatles, among others, or a Leonard Cohen. Looking for Leo Brouwer sheet music? You’ll find a wide selection of Leo Brouwer sheet music, songbooks, and music books at Sheet Music Plus. I’m old enough to remember lying in my bed at night in my suburban New York home in February of (50 years ago!), with my trusty little.

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Those boleros they wrote will transcend history because they’re incredible. Part of that style is incorporating traditional music and Cuban instruments in classical music forms. I spent four hours a day standing, studying Stravinskyincluding one of Mozart ‘s string quartets, who was one of my first teachers of the traditional forms What am I doing here? I trained the ear and I wrote on the table. Brouwer says he listened to Cuba’s classical radio station all the time and learned how to read sheet music by haunting music stores in Havana when he was 15 years old.

Inhe created the Cuban Institute of Art and Film Industry and helped organize the conservatories on the island. The guitar was a reference, for fingerings and things like that.

Even though his grandmother was the sister of renowned composer Ernesto Lecuona, the wealthy family refused to pay for any kind of music education and wanted nothing do beatls with him. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. But Brouwer is also a big fan of popular music and says it’s just as important as anything written for the concert hall.



Heard on All Things Considered. He’s just grateful that people are moved by his music. The problem is much more serious,” he says.

Brouwer taught himself everything he knows about music. In addition arragements his prolific career as a composer, Brouwer also founded important cultural institutions in Cuba.

Today, he focuses all of his energy on composing, noting that he still has a lot of work to do. That’s the world in which I began to compose,” he says. His parents divorced when he was very young, and his mother died when he was Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima first heard Brouwer’s music when he was touring in Europe, in the early s. Deceptive Cadence Brouwer, one of Latin America’s most renowned classical composers, sees music as a form of service.

Leo Brouwer went from being an orphan lro Cuba to one of the most prolific Latin American composers alive today. He stopped playing the guitar in the late ’70s, after an accident permanently damaged the middle arrwngements of his right hand.

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His works are played regularly in concert halls around the world, and he’s scored more than 50 films. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. He wanted to do for the guitar what they had done for instruments like piano and violin. And I still write music that way. He decided to arrange their music for classical instruments because of a particular Cuban minister of culture and his views on music. April 11, 4: We were forbidden, we became close friends, and here we are.


Why am I fascinated with this?

Including those that could be labeled commercial,” Brouwer says. The minister is long gone. Brouwer has a special place in his heart for The Beatles. So he decided to go look for his father.

‘To Be Useful Is Something Incredible’: Leo Brouwer Reflects On His Legacy

That view was widespread during the old Soviet era, that some music was degenerate, that it was a Nazi heritage,” Brouwer explains. But at the age of 78, Brouwer finds it hard to reflect on his legacy. Brouwer’s models were BartokSchumannRachmaninov and Stravinsky.

wrrangements Perhaps my roots in solitude, of being an orphan — it forces me to these reflections. Leo Brouwer is considered one of the most important living figures of classical music in Latin America.