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However, there is garrios definitive proof of this as his baptismal document found in the book of registries in the cathedral in San Juan Bautista does not state his precise place of cazapa. When he was a child, Barrios began to develop a love for music and literature, two areas that were very important to his family.

Barrios would eventually speak two languages Spanish and Guaraniand read three more English, French and German. Barrios began to show an interest in musical instruments, particularly the guitar, before he reached his teens.

Agustín Barrios

Apart from his studies in the college’s music department, Barrios was also well appreciated by members of the college’s mathematics, journalism and literature departments. After leaving college, Barrios dedicated his life to music and writing poems.

He composed more than songs for which he would first write the lyrics and then the guitar accompaniment [ citation needed ]. Barrios made several friends during his multiple trips across South America.

He was known for giving his friends and fans signed copies of his poems. Because of that, there are barrios different versions of his poetical works which have surfaced across South America, other areas of Latin America and the United States.

Many current collectors warn potential buyers to be careful when they come across a poem reportedly autographed by Barrios. Barrios was famed for his phenomenal performances, both live and on gramophone recordings. His works were largely late- Romantic in character, despite his having lived well into the caszapa century.

Many of them are also adaptations of, or are influenced by, South American and Central American folk music. Very many of them are of a virtuosic nature. He was presented to me by his secretary Elbio Trapani.


At my invitation Barrios visited me at the hotel and played for me upon my very own guitar several of his compositions among which the one that really impressed me was a magnificent concert piece The Cathedral whose first movement is an andante, like an introduction and prelude, and a second very virtuosic piece which is ideal for the repertory of any concert guitarist.

Barrios had promised to send me immediately a copy of the work I had ten days remaining before continuing my journey but I never received a copy. Several writers have suggested that Barrios revisited Mexico inbut his immigration file with the Mexican government did not include an entry for him or his wife Gloria that year.

Caazapá – Wikipedia

He would not fulfill his dream to reach the United States. It has been suggested that his partner Gloria’s travel visa was denied however no documentation has ever been found supporting this. He reportedly suffered a myocardial infarction in and was strongly advised to limit touring to reduce stress. He suffered a second myocardial infarction on August 7,causing his death. Barrios was buried at Cementerio de Los Ilustres.

Barrios refused to teach during his career as active performer, only providing guitar instruction after arriving in El Salvador to twelve selected maestros, all of Salvadoran nationality. After Barrios’ death, Morales remained the gatekeeper of Barrios’ legacy, technique and late works.

The folk music of Paraguay including the polca paraguaya and vals provided the young Barrios with his first introduction to music. InBarrios was formally introduced to the classical guitar repertoire by Gustavo Sosa Escalada.

At that time, Barrios had already composed works for the guitar, and also performed pieces written by his former teacher Alias, such as La Chinita and La Perezosa. Having already surpassed the technical and performing abilities of most guitarists, Barrios began seriously to compose around Barrios’s compositions can be divided into three basic categories: Barrios paid tribute to the music and people of his native land by composing pieces modeled after folk songs from South America and Central America.


Imitating the compositional style and techniques of the Baroque and Romantic periods was another side to his craftsmanship. It is believed that “La Catedral” was inspired by a religious experience for Barrios; therefore, the piece may also be categorized under religion. Religious beliefs and experiences also played an important role in Barrios’ compositional process.

Breaking down the works of Barrios into these three categories helps the guitar enthusiast to understand Barrios’s musical intent.

Over of Barrios’ compositions survive. He is still revered in Latin America to this day, where he is seen as one of the greatest musicians of all time by many. John Williamsformer student of Andres Segovia, said of Barrios: His music is better formed, it’s more poetic, it’s more everything!

And it’s more of all those things in a timeless way. While in Paraguay, Barrios had access only to instruments of limited quality.

Free sheet music : Barrios Mangoré, Agustín – barrios caazapa (Guitar solo (standard notation))

However, soon after his arrival in Buenos Aires inhe was exposed to, and played, the barrioa instruments of his time for the remainder of his career. Normally Barrios traveled with two guitars, and had several modified with the addition of a 20th fret. The characterization in the soundtrack corresponded to the interpretation of the Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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