Bachtrack logo
Flag of Paraguay

Composer: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín (1885-1944)

Fact file
Year of birth1885
Year of death1944
NationalityParaguay
Period20th century
Top works
La Catédral
February 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
29303101020304
05060708091011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272801020304
05060708091011
Evening performance
Matinee performance
Upcoming eventsSee more...

Streatley on ThamesClassical Guitar Concert - Performer Gary Jordan in St Mary's Church Streatley on Thames

Dowland, Sor, Wills, Debussy, Rutter, Albéniz, Barrios Mangoré, Merlin
Gary Jordan, Guitar
Latest reviewsSee more...

Guitarist John Williams gets a standing ovation at St George's Bristol

John Williams  ©  Kathy Panama
On entering St George’s Bristol, we were given a sheet of paper with a biography and the names of a handful of composers – the programme hadn’t been announced beforehand, and was only revealed during the concert by John Williams himself. He introduced each piece with a little context, varying from a piece’s personal relevance, to its historical background.
****1
Read more

John Williams at St George's Bristol

It is quite a daunting task to assess the performance of someone like John Williams. Certainly one of the finest and most famous living classical guitarists in the world, he seems something of a colossus of the instrument. Yet the manner he exuded as he entered the stage of St. George’s was of understated familiarity.
*****
Read more

Review Wigmore Hall: John Williams

Kathy Panama

In a recent interview, BBC Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright was asked "What music would you want played at your funeral?" His reply: "Spanish guitar music, because I wouldn’t be there to hear it. If you ask my colleagues they’d say Spanish guitar music is one of my blind spots."

Full marks to Wright for laying his cards on the table, perhaps. But how common, how deep-seated are such sentiments in the British classical music community?

List of works