Goodbye Cesar Amaro

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Massimo Piazza
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Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Massimo Piazza » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:24 am

July 31 is died the Uruguayan master Cesar Amaro:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Amaro
[media]https://youtu.be/qsMfR3a7UUE[/media]

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:25 am

Sad news indeed. :cry:

I've always thought of him as being a very lovely person. Thank you for finding this, tamada.

Alan

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:36 am

I am very sad to hear this, he was a great player and an amazing ambassador for the classical guitar.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by kervoas » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:46 am

I'm very sad to hear this too. I liked his style and have some of his arrangements from his website.
It will be different playing them now.
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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:38 am

I was unaware of this - sad news, indeed.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Cary W » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:44 am

A great loss for all of us here. :(
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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by David Norton » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:19 pm

He had a very clever arrangement of Torroba's Burgalesa. Whereas most players transpose it from F# to E, he chose to take it up to G. He also transposed a few of the Ponce Preludes to more finger-friendly tonalities. He seemed to be of the mindset that "music comes first, removing technical complexity where possible".
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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by 60moo » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:50 pm

Tarbaby wrote:I've always thought of him as being a very lovely person.
When I saw the title to this thread I couldn't believe the bad news. Agreed Alan - you could tell he was a lovely guy.

I'll always remember him most fondly for his marvelous interpretation of Crespo's Nortena (on some TV program where he's wearing a black jumper, somewhere on YouTube). For me, that was the gold standard.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Les Backshall » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:08 pm

A great shame, I see he was only 64 (although I thought he looked a lot older). I first came across him on Youtube when looking for some examples of Brescianello's work.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Joe de V » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I always enjoyed his TV program and interviews. A grat promoter of the CG as well as a great performer. If you want to see him perform go to his website at http://www.cesaramaro.com

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by simonm » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Really sorry to hear this. I did notice that he did not look great in some of his later videos. According to a Spanish language obituary the cause of death was lung cancer. I first came across him a couple of years back when I heard his version of Lagrima. He plays a very even paced version which I like a lot whereas lots of people seem to vary the speed quite a bit through the piece.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by el Corcobés » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:14 pm

Vaya con Dios, Cesar... and thank you for sharing your gift so wonderfully with us all.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by q_at96 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:39 pm

A loss indeed. I did enjoy his youtube videos.

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by Jean-François Delcamp » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:00 pm

:(
I'm very sad to hear this too.
:( + ♫ = :)

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Re: Goodbye Cesar Amaro

Post by riffmeister » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:33 pm

RIP, Cesar. And thanks for all of your wonderful music-making.

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