Agustin Barrios Mangore

Agustin Barrios Mangore Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    5th May 1885
  • Died
    7th August 1944
  • Birthplace
    San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay

Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Agustín Barrios Mangoré), was a Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer, best known for his 1921 magnum opus piece 'La Catedral'. He was born in San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, and at age 15 he moved to Asunción to attend college with a scholarship in music, thus becoming one of the youngest university students in Paraguayan histor. He spoke Spanish, Guaraní and read English, French and German. Barrios dedicated his life to music and poetry, having composed more than 300 songs. He was famed for his phenomenal performances, both on gramophone recordings and live, where he would perform in traditional Paraguayan dress, under the pseudonym of Nitsuga Mangoré. His works bear a heavy south american folk music influence, and were largely late-Romantic in character, despite his having lived well into the twentieth century.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Julia Florida (Barcarolle) Barcarolle Guitar
Cueca (Chilean dance) Dance Guitar
Madrigal Madrigal Guitar
5 Pieces Piece Guitar
Caazapá (Aire Popular Paraguayo) Piece Guitar
Chôro da saudade (A Lament) Piece Guitar
Leyenda de España Piece Guitar
Maxixe Piece Guitar
Valz Tua Imagem Piece Guitar
La catedral Prelude Guitar
Prelude in C minor Prelude Guitar
Preludes, Op.5 Prelude Guitar
Un sueño en la floresta Prelude Guitar
Humoresque Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Guitar
Don Perez Freire (Tango) Tango Guitar
Waltzes, Op. 8 Waltz Guitar