David Leisner: Etude no. 11 by Heitor Villa-Lobos


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David Leisner plays the 1928 manuscript version of Etude no. 11 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, from his 12 Etudes. This was recorded live in the William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall at the Manhattan School of Music in November, 2015. Leisner has recorded the complete Etudes in the 1928 manuscript version and the complete solo guitar works of Villa-Lobos on the Azica label, CD #ACD -71211. For more information, please visit David Leisner's website: David Leisner is an extraordinarily versatile musician with a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. “Among the finest guitarists of all time”, according to American Record Guide, Leisner is a featured recording artist for the Azica label, with 9 highly acclaimed recordings. Other recordings are on the Naxos, Telarc and Koch labels, with a concert DVD published by Mel Bay. David Leisner's recent seasons have taken him throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, Asia, Australasia and Europe. Celebrated for expanding the guitar repertoire, David Leisner has premiered works by many important composers, including David Del Tredici, Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem, Philip Glass, Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Sculthorpe and Osvaldo Golijov. He was also a pioneer in the rediscovery of 19th-century guitar composers, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Wenzeslaus Matiegka. A frequent visitor to important chamber music festivals, he is also the Artistic Director of Guitar Plus, an innovative series in New York devoted to chamber music with the guitar. His own compositions, noted for their emotional and dramatic power, are performed, recorded and published worldwide. A distinguished teacher as well, Leisner is currently co-chair of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music. Resonant Portraits is a online community featuring classical guitar music videos. All videos are shot and edited by classical guitarist and videographer Eric Cecil.



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Pascual Araujo
Tone is so good
Raimundo Antonio
não gosto dessa versão dos manuscritos de resto muito bom
Way A
Wonderful David. Thank you!!
Stelios Pasiardes
Came to the right place to get inspired for dynamics of this piece :) Really like your playing. By the way, why don't I have that section from 1:33 to 1:50 in my score? Did you add that part or what..?
Douglas Niedt
Great to hear the 1928 version. Outstanding!