Evocative looks at the lives of Brazilian children
This ﬁne composer has written a number of works that have been popularized by many players over the last decades. This latest set of six pieces covers a wide range of musical styles while still retaining that individual Pujol sound.
Un Nuevo Dia is a milonga meant to describe the arrival of dawn. Its melody is in the higher echelons of the lower strings, with accompanying arpeggios sitting above. Tango Express is very Piazzollaesque, with its clashing minor seconds syncopated against a walking bass line. La Busqueda (The Search) is a beautifully evocative piece, with some lovely openended harmonies in its nearly constant ﬂow of 8th notes. Mulato is another standout piece, full of catchy melodies and a riff that keeps recurring throughout, as well as a lovely middle section that roams through distant keys. Cancion de la Tarde is a romantic little piece with a pretty tune and warm, friendly harmonies - l can see this becoming an instant favorite with many players. The ﬁnal work, Aca a La Vuelta, is the longest, the most upbeat, and a ﬁttingly uproarious conclusion to what is a great set from this always reliable ambassador of the guitar.
This is altogether a ﬁne set to invest in, suitable for intermediate players upwards, as nothing is too easy here. Highly recommended.
Classical Guitar Magazine, Fall 2016
Un nuevo día (Un nouveau jour) - Tango express - La búsqueda (La quête) - Mulato (Mulâtre) - Canción de la tarde (Chanson du soir) - Acá a la vuelta
Máximo Diego Pujol (Buenos Aires, 1957) graduated in the Juan José Castro Conservatory with the Superior Guitar Professor title. His extensive education included instrumental and interpretation studies with Maestros Alfredo Vicente Gascón, Horacio Ceballos, Antonio de Raco, Miguel Angel Girollet, [...]