Brasil Guitar Duo in Anchorage

My first encounter with the Brasil Guitar Duo was a couple of months ago when I came across a recording of their Bach Sonatas with flutist Marina Piccinini. This beautiful recording, in which the typical harpsichord accompaniment was replaced by the guitar duo has since become a favorite.

Sometimes landscape and music meet with such perfection, it simply takes your breath away. Last week, while driving back from McCarthy (Wrangell St Elias, AK) that was the Andante from Bach’s Sonata in e-minor. The Alaskan autumn landscape with all its shades of ochre, the splendor of embracing glaciers, the silence of the music…

some images

matanuska glacier 
on the way to lake louise 
matanuska glacier
mountains of wrangell st elias

Although it would have been wonderful to have Marina Piccinini join them as well, I was very happy to discover, the Brasil Guitar Duo will be playing on October 1st at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.

Brasil Guitar Duo
Equally at home playing Classical or World music, the Duo’s innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. Their technical virtuosity and smooth performance style have quickly made them one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation, resulting in a a touring schedule around the world and numerous critically acclaimed recordings. Come see why Classical Guitar Magazine exclaimed “The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity is simply outstanding.”