- Paperback: 271 pages
- Publisher: Querico Pubns (May 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963223313
- ISBN-13: 978-0963223319
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,539,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Six Silver Moonbeams: The Life and Times of Agustin Barrios Mangore Paperback – May, 1992
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Six Silver Moonbeams is a well written and researched biography of Agustín Barrios, one of the finest guitarist-composers of the last century. Many interesting aspects of Barrios' life--travels, loves, concerts, recordings, poetry, drawings, compositions, etc.--are exhibited, expounded upon and documented by Stover for the first time.
Stover surveys the life of Barrios in eight chapters: "Youth in Paraguay," "The Artist Matures," "The Journey to Greatness," "Cacique Nisuga Mangoré," "The Last Years," "Barrios the Artist," "Barrios the Man" and "Barrios the Composer." He includes appendices of recordings, guitars and compositions, and documents sources with extensive endnotes and a bibliography. The text is nicely enhanced with frequent photographs, concert posters and programs, letters, manuscripts and other original source materials.
Although the intent and organization of this book are scholarly, the writing style is simple and direct, making it an easy read for most classical guitar aficionados.Read more ›
Few understood the guitar like Barrios, and the legacy of his genius is a constant stimulus for those of us who love it..This book gives a definitive insight into the life and times of the man, and detailed analysis of his many compositions...Thouroughly recommended..