CDs

  • Fernando Sor: The Beethoven of the Guitar


    This Sor recording includes several of my own personal favorites as well as a few little-known works that perhaps deserve more attention. In my opinion, Sor’s genius comes through most clearly in his short pieces, many of them perfect little gems filled with elegance, balance, refinement, and above all, beauty. His style, though deeply rooted in the Viennese School of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, is also imbued, at least at times, with distinct Spanish flavors. (Manuel Barrueco)

    Fernando Sor: The Beethoven of the Guitar
  • China West


    Legendary guitarist Manuel Barrueco and his protégés, the Beijing Guitar Duo offer music, ranging from the baroque to the twenty-first century, demonstrating the guitar’s unique ability to capture the many voices and moods of China and the Western World, in a stunning showcase of artistry and virtuosity.

    Their performance is exquisite–consistently joyous yet subtle, technically flawless, beautiful.
    China West
  • Medea - Spanish guitar music by Albeniz, Granados & Manolo Sanlucar


    “MEDEA – Spanish guitar music by Albéniz, Granados and Manolo Sanlúcar” features Manuel Barrueco performing solo Spanish guitar music by Albéniz and Granados, and the evocative “Medea” by flamenco composer Manolo Sanlúcar, one of the key figures in the evolution of the flamenco guitar. Medea is performed with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Spain’s most prominent conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez.

    Medea - Spanish guitar music by Albeniz, Granados & Manolo Sanlucar
  • Chaconne-A Baroque Recital (available now)


    Cello Suite No. 1 in D Major, BWV 1007 by J. S. BACH
    Five Sonatas by D. SCARLATTI
    Suite VII in D Minor by S. L. WEISS
    Chaconne, from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J. S. BACH

    [The Chaconne] has become a profound funeral ode here, and [Barrrueco's] performance has a granitic, inexorable progression, the architecture of a great monument. It is among the most powerful I've ever encountered."
    Chaconne-A Baroque Recital (available now)
  • BACH SONATAS


    We have come to expect superb performances from Barrueco and in these works we get them. These are performances of dignity and distinction.
    BACH SONATAS
  • TÁRREGA!


    2011 Latin GRAMMY nomination as "Best Classical Album"

    TÁRREGA!
  • Virtuoso Guitar Duos


    Virtuoso guitar duos with Manuel Barrueco and Franco Platino.

    Music by Ibert, Falla, Albeniz, Granados, Rodrigo, Piazzolla and Assad.

    "Virtuosity in abundance on both guitars."
    "Guitar at its Best."
    "Like four hands on one imaginary gigantic guitar, they played as though they were one man."
    Virtuoso Guitar Duos
  • Sounds of the Americas


    LATIN GRAMMY AWARD FOR Inca Dances BY GABRIELA LENA FRANK AS "BEST CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION". 

    Music of Michael Daugherty, Gabriela Lena Frank, Aaron Jay Kernis and Roberto Sierra for guitar and string quartet, with Cuarteto Latinoamericano.

    Bay of Pigs (world premiere recording) by Michael Daugherty, Inca Dances (world premiere recording) by Gabriela Lena Frank, Tríptico by Roberto Sierra, 100 Greatest Dance Hits by Aaron Jay Kernis

    "The pairing of Manuel Barrueco and Cuarteto Latinoamericano, once again, yields sublime results."
    Sounds of the Americas
  • Tango Sensations


    Music of Piazzolla & Guastavino for guitar and string quartet, with Cuarteto Latinoamericano. 

    Second recording in the Manuel Barrueco Collection

    "... stunningly beautiful, a recording that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Piazzolla's 1986 tour de force, Tango: Zero Hour."
    "...the most evocative and satisfying interpretation of the tango master's material I've ever heard."
    Tango Sensations
  • Solo Piazzolla


    NOMINATED FOR A 2008 GRAMMY AWARD FOR "BEST INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST PERFORMANCE".

    First recording in the Manuel Barrueco Collection

    Invierno Porteño
    Verano Porteño
    Five Pieces
    Tango-Études

    "Everything about this new disc is superb, from the immaculate playing of the performer to the recording quality. A superb disc."
    Solo Piazzolla
  • Concierto Barroco


    LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR "BEST CLASSICAL RECORDING".

    Concertos by Roberto Sierra, Arvo Pärt and Antonio Vivaldi

    "This release is brilliant in both conception and execution."
    "Baroque gestures - everything from chugging Vivaldian rhythms and Handelian counterpoint to the kind of orchestrations and balances appropriate to the period - collide with the dissonances, freewheeling meters and angular themes of contemporary, post-tonal style."
    Concierto Barroco
  • Nylon & Steel


    Guitar Duets with Al Di Meola, Steve Morse and Andy Summers.

    "Barrueco's fluid technique leaves your jaw on the floor... All told, it's six-string heaven."
    Nylon & Steel
  • ¡Cuba!


    Anthology of 20th century Cuban music, including music by Lecuona, Brouwer, Fariñas, Ubieta, Angulo and Ardévol.

    "Five Stars ***** It's an extraordinary musical achievement."
    ¡Cuba!
  • Cantos y Danzas


    Songs and Dances from Latin America by Barrios, Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Gnattali, Grenet, Lauro and Piazzolla.

    Also includes Piazzolla's L'Histoire du Tango with flutist Emmanuel Pahud, and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with soprano Barbara Hendricks.

    "...a superb recording, one to be acquired and treasured."
    Cantos y Danzas
  • Rodrigo: Manuel Barrueco & Plácido Domingo


    With Plácido Domingo and the Philharmonia Orchestra

    Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre,
    4 Songs for voice and guitar, and guitar solos.

    "Manuel Barrueco's new version [of the Concierto de Aranjuez] is the best."
    "The four songs [Plácido Domingo] sings with Barrueco's accompaniment are really gorgeous."
    "This is a virtually ideal Rodrigo disc."
    Rodrigo: Manuel Barrueco & Plácido Domingo
  • Bach: Sonatas

    3 Violin Sonatas by J. S. Bach, arranged by Manuel Barrueco

    "We have come to expect superb performances from Barrueco and in these works we get them. These are performances of dignity and distinction."
    Bach: Sonatas
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Lennon & McCartney

    Includes Yesterday, Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby etc.

    Arrangements by Takemitsu, Lubbock, Bayless, Brouwer With the London Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Lubbock cond. David Tanenbaum, guitar

    Manuel Barrueco plays Lennon & McCartney
  • Sometime Ago

    Compositions by Corea, Jarrett, Simon & Harrison

    "...the best-sounding guitar records of any major artist."
    Sometime Ago
  • Portrait

     Compilation of works from other EMI recordings.

    Portrait
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Granados & de Falla


    Complete 12 Spanish Dances by Granados and 7 Polular Spanish Songs by Falla, with Ann Monoyios, soprano & Thomas Müller-Pering, guitar.

    "... without equal in the Spanish virtuoso repertoire - and now you can hear why. These haunting miniatures have never sounded so alluring on disc."
    "... invaluable, a national treasure... Another year for Barrueco and another year's best."
    Manuel Barrueco plays Granados & de Falla
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Albéniz & Turina


    Complete Suite Española by Albéniz and complete solo music for guitar by Turina.

    "Manuel Barrueco is one of the best classical guitarist on the planet... Barrueco's readings set new standards for musicianship."
    "Another artistic triumph from the great Cuban guitarist."
    Manuel Barrueco plays Albéniz & Turina
  • Annie Laurie


    The King's Singers and Manuel Barrueco, guitar Folk Songs of the British Isles

    Annie Laurie
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Bach & de Visée


    Complete Partita no 2, BWV 1004 in D minor by Bach, including the famous Chaconne and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro by Bach. Also includes the Suite in B minor and the Ouverture de la Grotte de Versailles (de Lully) by de Visée.

    "This disc, with Barrueco's Albéniz and Villa-Lobos discs, together demonstrate mastery of many different aspects of the guitar; a triptych of excellence that is surely without presedent."
    Manuel Barrueco plays Bach & de Visée
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Mozart & Sor


    1. Grand Solo, Op. 14 In D Major
    2. Piano Sonata In G Major: Allegro
    3. Piano Sonata In G Major: Andante
    4. Piano Sonata In G Major: Presto
    5. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: Marche Religieuse (No. 9 'Marcia', Act 1)
    6. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: Fuggite O Voi Bella (Allegretto) (No. 11 Duetto 'Bewahret Euch Nor Weibertucken', Act 1)
    7. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: Giu San Ritorno I Genii Amici (Andantino) (No. 16 Terzetto 'Seid Uns Zum Zweiten Mal Willkommen', Act 1)
    8. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: O Dolce Armonia (Andante) (No. 8 'Das Klinget So Herrlich', Act 10
    9. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: Se Potesse Un Suono ... (Andantino) (No. 8 'Konnte Jeder Brave Mann', Act 1)
    10. Six Airs Choisis De L'Opera 'Die Zauberflote', Op. 19: Grand Isi Grand Osiri (Adagio) (No. 18 'O Isis Und Osiris, Welche Wonne!', Act 1)
    11. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Introduction (Andante Largo)
    12. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Thema (Andante Moderato)
    13. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Variation 1
    14. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Variation 2
    15. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Variation 3
    16. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Variation 4
    17. Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op. 9: Variation 5
    18. Piano Sonata In D Major: Adagio

    Manuel Barrueco plays Mozart & Sor
  • Mozart: Duets for flute and guitar

    Piano Sonatas and Divertimiento arranged for flute and guitar.

    Manuel Barrueco, guitar & Ransom Wilson, flute

    Mozart: Duets for flute and guitar
  • Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen donau

    The King's Singers and Friends Manuel Barrueco, guitar; Sabine Mayer, clarinet; George Hörtnagel, double bass.

    Valses by Johann Strauss II, including "On the Beautiful, Blue Danube."

    Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen donau
  • Manuel Barrueco plays Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, Orbón


    Five Preludes and Choros by Villa-Lobos, Preludio y Danza by Orbón and Brouwer's Elogio de la danza, Canticum, and Danza Característica etc.

    1. Prelude No. 1 In E Minor: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    2. Prelude No. 2 In E Major: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    3. Prelude No. 3 In A Minor: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    4. Prelude No. 4 In E Minor: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    5. Prelude No. 5 In D Major: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    6. Choros No. 1 In E Minor: Heitor Villa-Lobos
    7. Leo Brouwer - Danza caracteristica
    8. Canticum: Leo Brouwer - Canticum 1 Eclosion
    9. Canticum: Leo Brouwer - Canticum 2 Ditirambo
    10. Leo Brouwer - Cancion de cuna (Berceuse)
    11. Elogio de la Danza: Leo Brouwer - Elogio de la danza - I. Lento
    12. Elogio de la Danza: Leo Brouwer - Elogio de la danza - II. Obstinato
    13. Leo Brouwer - Ojos brujos (Les yeux sorciers)
    14. Leo Brouwer - Guajira criolla
    15. Preludio y Danza: Julian Orbon - Preludio y danza - I. Preludio
    16. Preludio y Danza: Julian Orbon - Preludio y danza - II. Danza

    "This disc, with Barrueco's Albéniz and Villa-Lobos discs, together demonstrate mastery of many different aspects of the guitar; a triptych of excellence that is surely without precedent."
    Manuel Barrueco plays Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, Orbón
  • Manuel Barrueco plays de Falla, Ponce, Rodrigo


    Pieces from the Three Cornered Hat, Homenaje pour "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy" by Falla, Rodrigo's Invocation et Danse and 3 Piezas Españolas, and Ponce's Sonatina Meridional.

    1. El sombrero de tres picos: 1. Night
    2. El sombrero de tres picos: 2. The Miller's Dance
    3. El sombrero de tres picos: 3. The Corregidor
    4. El sombrero de tres picos: 4. Dance Of The Miller's Wife
    5. Sonatina meridional: I. Campo
    6. Sonatina meridional: II. Copla
    7. Sonatina meridional: III. Fiesta (Allegro con brio)
    8. Invocacion y danza - Homenaje a Manuel de Falla
    9. Omaggio per chitarrra - Scritto per le Tombeau de Debussy
    10. Tres Piezas Espanolas: 1. Fandango (Allegretto)
    11. Tres Piezas Espanolas: 2. Passacaglia (Andante)
    12. Tres Piezas Espanolas: 3. Zapateado (Allegro)

    Manuel Barrueco plays de Falla, Ponce, Rodrigo
  • Manuel Barrueco: 300 years of guitar masterpieces


    Barrueco's early recordings for the Vox label, a collection of 4 LPs.

    Manuel Barrueco: 300 years of guitar masterpieces