Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida (born March 1, ) is a Cuban composer, conductor, and . Canción de cuna (Berceuse), after Drume negrita by Emilio Grenet; Ojos Brujos, after a criolla by Gonzalo Roig. Piezas sin títulos I–II; With respect to Señor Brouwer and Mr. Eschig, this seems rather unnecessarily complicated; why not begin the whole sequence on the 5th fret. Check out Canción de Cuna (Afro-Cuban Lullaby) by Lily Afshar & Leo Brouwer on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on.
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Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida born March 1, is a Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist. He is the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona y Casado. Brouwer was born in Havana.
Leo Brouwer – Berceuse: Canción de Cuna on a theme of Grenet – Classical Archives
When he was 13, he began classical guitar with the encouragement of his father, who was an amateur guitarist. When he was 17, he performed publicly for the first time and began composing. Brouwer went to the United States to study music at the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford, and later at the Juilliard School where he studied under Vincent Persichetti and took composition classes with Stefan Wolpe. In his early compositions, Brouwer remained close to the rhythms of Cuban music, while later he was drawn to aleatoric music.
He has written for guitar, piano, and percussion, and has composed orchestral works, ballet, and music for more than one hundred movies.
For a guitar competition in Hungary inhe wrote a composition that employed guitarists.
He is known for a series of studies called the Etudes Simples. During the s and 70s, he became interested in the music of modernist composers such as Luigi Nono and Iannis Xenakisusing indeterminacy in works such as Sonograma I. More recently, Funa works have started leaning towards tonality and modality.
Berceuse: Canción de Cuna on a theme of Grenet
Brouwer’s playing career ended in the early s due to an injury to a tendon in his right hand middle finger. He travels often to attend guitar festivals throughout the world, and especially to other Latin American countries.
Brouwer is a member of the Communist Party of Cuba. He has held a number of official posts in Cuba, including the Cinema Institute of Cuba’s music department. Brouwer is the great-uncle of Al Jourgensen of Ministry fame. Brouwer is the brother of Al’s maternal grandfather.
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List of compositions by Brokwer Brouwer.
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