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Guitarra Portuguesa

Carlos ParedesAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Carlos Paredes was once almost hit by the famed Fado singer Amália Rodrigues, while performing at her home. Rumor has it that this was her reaction whenever she was deeply moved by someone’s artistry. Paredes was one of the greatest Portuguese guitarists, and a symbol of the Portuguese culture — not simply a great composer, but one of the men behind the world-wide ... Read more in Amazon's Carlos Paredes Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 7, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000005IZH
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,295 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Variacoes Em Re Maior
2. Cancao Verdes Anos
3. Divertimento
4. Romance No. 1
5. Dancas Portuguesas No. 2
6. Valsa
7. Fantasia No. 2
8. I. Variacoes Sobre Uma Danca Popular
9. II. Mudar De Vida (Tema)
10. III. Mudar De Vida (Musica De Fundo)
11. IV. Antonio Marinheiro (Tema De Peca)
12. V. Cancao
13. Melodia No. 1

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious and bittersweet February 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Somehow, when you're in the throes of depression, listening to truly great depressing music is a beautiful catharsis. I mean no offense in saying that this album contains truly great depressing music, up there with John Dowland and the best of Chris Isaak.

Paredes was (alas, he's no longer with us) a virtuoso of the Portuguese guitar, and this album shows his skill as a composer and performer beautifully. "Cancão Verdes Anos" is by itself worth the price of admission.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars like finding lost family November 26, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I needed some music for a company wine tasting and my friend, who knew i was Portugese, gave me this disc and it changed my life. I live far away from my family and many have passed away, this music is very emotional and reminds me of family what a treasure.From a guitarist perspective the sound is unique and Mr.Paredes is a exteremely disciplined artist. Outstanding.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A master of the guitar December 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have loved great guitar playing all my life and I have to say that Carlos Paredes is one of the best in the world, and definitely of Portugal. This CD exemplifies that great tradition of excellent guitar playing that is present throughout Portugal and now has spread to many other parts of the world. I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who likes to listen to great guitar playing from a man that knows how to play. I would recommend this CD to anyone even if you are not Portuguese, you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, and Outstanding May 24, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Carlos Paredes was phenomenal.

Paredes, who died in 2004, was Portuguese. His instrument was the Portuguese guitar. If you want to know about the Portuguese guitar, the liner notes being unhelpful, you have to do a little research. It turns out that the instrument has twelve steel strings, strung in six courses comprising two strings each, and has a distinctive tuning mechanism.

The tunes on this album, the arrangements, and the performances are all wonderful. Since nobody else is credited with any of these, apparently they are all Paredes.

I wish I had the vocabulary to describe this music. You had best sample it. All I can say is, I have quite a few guitar albums, including some I am very fond of by Andres Segovia, and this is like nothing else I have ever heard.

It's no accident that this album has received nothing but five-star reviews.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Sauar
Format:Audio CD
Carlos Paredes was a very talented guitar player with lots of soul.....

He plays this wonderfull traditional guitar of 12 strings like noone else...mainly this guitar is used on "Fado" (dark and missing lyrics songs)

He is famouse because of this song "Verdes Anos" and i have to say it's worth this all album!

From what i've heard this cd was offered to Ben Harper in one of his shows here and he got blown away!!!

Rest in peace Carlos..your music will live forever
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitarra Portuguesa July 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD for everyone. Carlos Paredes plays a ten string guitar
with an amazing performance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carlos Paredes Portugeuse Guitar May 15, 2011
By ammydo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First heard Carlos Paredes and his Guitarra Portugesa on ABC (Aust) Radio National and was blown away. The CD received was everything I had hoped for, there is something about Carlos' music which goes straight to my soul! I have always loved Spanish guitar but this CD has converted me to Portuguese. Maybe it is the vibrato and as well the notes are particularly clear. Whatever, I shall be buying more of Carlos Paredes work.
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