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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Agustín Barrios

“Mangoré”

 
 
Agustín Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 21, 2015
1. Agustín Barrios Marker
Inscription.
(Paraguay, 1885 – San Salvador, 1944)

Tras abandonar su tierra natal en 1910, se dedicó a compartir su genio de compositor y su prodigioso talento de guitarrista por toda Latinoamérica, periplo intenso que llegó a su fin el la capital del mas pequeño país del continente, El Salvador, donde tuvo un selecto grupo de discípulos.

Su extensa obra musical es la unión perfecta de inspiración grandiosa y total dominio de la técnica. Escribió alrededor de 300 piezas, muchas de corte clásico romántico, algunas con notable influencia barroca y otras de exuberante raigambre folklorista. Su última obra, “Una limosna por el amor de Dios”, se considera el trémolo más perfecto, al punto de figurar como examen obligado para los guitarristas clásicos de todo el mundo.

El Salvador, patria ultima del maestro,
Le rinde emocionado homenjae.

San Salvador, Jardin de los Artistas.
13 de noviembre de 2004.

Escultor donante: Camilo Bonilla

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte
CONCULTURA

Profesión de fé
TUPA, el espiritu supremo y protector de mi raza, encontróme un dia en medio del bosque florecido, Y me dijo: “Toma esta caja misteriosa y descubre sus secretos”. Y encerrando en ella todas las avecillas canoras de la floresta
Wide view of Agustín Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 21, 2015
2. Wide view of Agustín Barrios Marker
y el alma resignada de los vegetales, la abandonó en mis manos…Mangoré

English translation:
(Paraguay, 1885 – San Salvador, 1944)

After leaving his homeland in 1910, he dedicated his time to sharing his genius for composition and his prodigious talent as a guitarist in all of Latin America, an intense journey that came to an end in the capital of the smallest country of the continent, El Salvador, where he had a select group of students.

His extensive musical catalog is the perfect union of grandiose inspiration and a total technical dominance. He wrote close to 300 works, many in a classic romantic style, some with notable baroque influences and others with an exuberant folkloric air. His last work, “A charity for the love of God”, is considered to be an example of perfect tremolo, to the point where it figures as a test for classical guitarists all over the world.

El Salvador, last nation of the master,
Sends him an emotional salute.

San Salvador, Garden of the Artists.
November 13, 2004.

National Council for Culture and the Arts
CONCULTURA

Profession of faith:
TUPA, the supreme spirit and protector of my race, found me one day in a flowering wood and said to me, “Take this mysterious box and discover its secrets”. Enclosing in
A wide view of the "Garden of the Artists" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 21, 2015
3. A wide view of the "Garden of the Artists"
it all of the singing birds of the wild and the resigned soul of the flora, it abandoned itself in my hands…Mangoré
 
Erected 2004 by National Council for the Culture and the Arts.
 
Location. 13° 41.586′ N, 89° 14.478′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Touch for map. This marker is in front of the Teatro Presidente on Calle Circunvalacion in the San Benito neighborhood of San Salvador.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claudia Lars (here, next to this marker); Salarrué (here, next to this marker); Valero Lecha (a few steps from this marker); Pancho Lara (a few steps from this marker); Allegory to the Constitution of 1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (approx. half a kilometer away); Sérgio Vieira de Mello (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Also see . . .  His last work, "Una limosna por amor de Dios". (Submitted on February 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Agustín Barrios, "Mangoré" image. Click for full size.
4. Agustín Barrios, "Mangoré"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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