Voz Y Guitarra

Order the Voz Y Guitarra!

Special release from the University of Texas at Dallas
School of Arts & Humanities Guitar Series

Kathryn Evans, soprano, and Enric Madriguera, guitar, present works for voice and guitar by Ernesto Cordero and John Duarte.

$15.00 (Cash, Check, Visa, or Mastercard) plus $3.00 shipping
All proceeds from sales of the CD will go towards funding the UTD guitar series, which provides students and the community access to guitar events, lectures and performances by international, local and university talent in an intimate venue at a low cost.

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The University of Texas at Dallas
School of Arts & Humanities:
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P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688

Tracks:

Works by John W. Duarte (b.1919)
Friends and Lovers (Opus 99)
1. When first we met
2. Just Friends
3. A Complaint
4. Sing Agreeably of Love
5. Driver, drive faster
English Suite No.1 (Opus 41)
6. Prelude, 7. Folk Song, 8. Round Dance
Five Quiet Songs (Opus 37)
9. Dirge in Woods
10. Silence
11. An Epitaph
12. Omar's Lament
13. The Birds (listen to this track - 1.89MB )

Works by Ernesto Cordero (b.1946)
Mis Primeros Versos
14. Mi primer verso
15. Voz del Güiro
16. La Hamaca
17. Madrugada
18. Aquellas manos
19. Dejadme llorar a mares
20. En el café
21. Cállate silencio mío
22-26. Preludios Primaverales (1967-1976)
27-28. Two Popular Andalusian Themes
Dos Canciones (1973-1976)
29. Era mi dolor tan alto
30. Dice La Fuente
Two Sentimental Songs (1996)
31. Renunciar (listen to this track - 3.43MB)
32. Entre Guitarra y Voz

Evans and Madriguera were guest performers and judges at the International Guitar Competition in Rust, Austria in 2001 and 2002 and will return in 2004. Together, they direct the Annual Texas Guitar Competition hosted by UTD.

Kathryn Evans joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994 where she is currently the Associate Dean for the Arts in the School of Arts and Humanities. She also teaches vocal and choral music, and directs the UTD Chamber Singers. She was Arts Coordinator for the School of Arts and Humanities from 1995 to 1998, and Assistant Dean from 1998 to 1999. She is an accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, and performs in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and in Europe. Before coming to UTD, she was the Director of the Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in La Jolla, California and the Musical Director of the Orpheus Ensemble. She founded and directed the Washington Pro Musica and the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego and directed European concert tours of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. Ms. Evans holds Master of Arts degrees in Music and in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego. Ms. Evans recently completed tours of music for voice and guitar with fellow faculty member Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Mexico.

Enric Madriguera is Director of Guitar Studies at Eastfield College of the DCCCD and at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is past advisory chair for the Dallas Guitar Society. He performs and teaches at home and abroad with annual tours of Europe and the Americas. Recently, Enric was invited to participate at the Darwin Guitar Festival in Australia in 2002. In 2001 he visited Vietnam and he was the first US Guitarist to perform and offer a class at Hanoi Conservatory of Music. Enric has recorded "Frida" by UTD's Robert X. Rodriguez and a tribute to Eduardo Mata entitled "Voces Americanas" as a member of the new music ensemble "Voices of Change" on the CRI Label. His recordings "Old World - New World" and "Duo Madriguera, Music for Two Guitars" with his wife Sabine are released on the Encore Gold Label.

About Ernesto Cordero (b. 1946)
Composer and guitarist Ernesto Cordero (born in 1946 in New York and raised in Puerto Rico) has composed a large, rich catalogue where he has embraced the music of the Caribbean and used its Afro-Hispanic flavor as a basis for his own language. He has written six concertos (three for guitar, one for violin/mandolin, one for flute-piccolo and one for the Puerto Rican cuatro), a variety of chamber works in which the guitar appears in diverse ensembles and numerous guitar solos, some of which have become standards. He has received important awards for composition, and his music is performed and recorded worldwide by the finest artists. Of Cordero's compositions, the New York Times review said, "...like Mr. Cordero's performances, they projected a healthy combination of skill, sensitive invention and sound musical effect."

In addition to his activities as composer, performer and teacher, Ernesto Cordero, was music director from 1980 to 1997 of the International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico. He is in demand throughout the world as a distinguished participant in leading competitions and festivals. He was a distinguished guest at UTD in Spring 2003 in a concert with Evans and Madriguera.

About John Duarte (b. 1919)
John Duarte has composed over 130 works for the guitar and lute. Most of Duarte's compositions have been published, and 57 have been commercially recorded by 58 artists and ensembles in 24 countries. Educated in Manchester, Duarte worked as a professional Chemist until 1969, and then abandoned chemistry in favor of a full-time music career. He studied music formally with Terence Usher, but has been predominantly self-instructed.

In addition to his success as a composer, Duarte is an accomplished musician, playing trumpet and double-bass as well as guitar. Duarte also writes regularly, contributing to such publications as Soundboard, Gramophone, Music Teacher, Classical Guitar, Music in Education, Guitar Review, Guitar International, Music & Musicians, Records and Recording, and Performance; as well as writing numerous concert-program notes and about 250 liner notes for various recordings including an annotation to the reissue of Andres Segovia's recordings of 1927-1939 for which Duarte received a Grammy Award.

Still active as a composer, teacher and lecturer, he visited U.T. Dallas in October of 2001, where he spoke about his life and experiences after a concert of his music featuring Madriguera and Evans.