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Caprichos y Sonatas

by Isaac Bustos

Caprichos y Sonatas contains music by Bach, Scarlatti, Legnani, Ponce and Rodrigo. This is an impressive debut album by classical guitarist Isaac Bustos.
Genre: Classical: Sonata
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1. Sonata Giocosa: I. Allegro Moderato
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2. Sonata Giocosa: II. Andante Moderato
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3. Sonata Giocosa: III. Allegro
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4. Sonata in B Minor, K. 377
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5. Sonata in E Major, K. 380
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6. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998: I. Prelude
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7. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998: II. Fugue
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8. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998: III. Allegr
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9. Caprice No. 7 in A Major, Op. 20
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10. Caprice No. 15 in B Minor, Op. 20
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11. Caprice No. 31 in A Major, Op. 20
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12. Caprice No. 29 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 20
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13. Sonatina Meridional: I. Campo
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14. Sonatina Meridional: II. Copla
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15. Sonatina Meridional: III. Fiesta
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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“An extraordinary ambassador of the classical guitar”

Guitarra Magazine

Bustos played the introduction to Variations on Ich bin a Kohlbeaurn Bub by Mauro Giuliani with melting tenderness. In separate variations that followed, he displayed the technical wizardry that can make the guitar sing like a choir.

Chris Shull - Fort Worth Star Telegram


“Isaac Bustos…electrified the audience with his note-perfect performance of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 99”

Classical Guitar Magazine

Born in Managua, Nicaragua Isaac Bustos began playing popular Latin-American music on the guitar by ear at age 11. By age 12, he was accepted into the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Managua where he received top honors in guitar performance. Isaac immigrated to the United States with his family in 1988 and continued his studies with Juan Mercadal, Carlos Molina and Rene Gonzalez. An extensive performance career has taken Bustos to Canada, Central America, Europe and all over the US. He has gained critical acclaim and is quickly becoming recognized as one of the top young guitarists of his generation. “Soulful and virtually flawless,” hails the Portland Oregonian and the Boston Globe writes, “In warm, round tones, the notes of Bach cascaded from the guitar, every note correct and played without hesitation.” He has made several Radio and Television appearances and has been invited to perform in the Portland Guitar Festival, the St. Joseph Guitar Festival, the Eastfield College Guitar Festival, Texas Guitar Festival, and the Classical Minds Festival. Isaac has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of New Spain, The Baytown Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro JoAnn Falletta.

An impressive array of top prizes include: First Prize – 2006 Miami International Guitar Competition, Miami, FL; First Prize – 2005 Texas International Guitar Competition, Dallas, TX; First Prize – 2004 Lachine International Guitar Competition, Lachine, QC, Canada; First Prize – 2004 St. Joseph International Solo Guitar Competition, St. Joseph, MO; First Prize – 2004 Portland Solo Guitar Competition, Portland, OR; First Prize – 2004 East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition, Greenville, NC; First Prize – 2002 University of New Hampshire Concerto Competition, Durham, NH; Top Prize – 2003 Appalachian State University Solo Guitar Competition, Boone, NC; Top Prize – Second International JoAnn Falletta Concerto Competition, Buffalo, NY; Top Prize – 2006 Columbus State University Solo Guitar Competition, Columbus, GA; Top Prize – 2007 Southwest International Guitar Competition, San Antonio, TX; Top Prize – 2008 IX Concurso Internacional Guitarras Alhambra, Valencia, Spain.

In addition, Bustos has performed in several premieres of new music for guitar. Most recently, works by composers Peter Askim for solo guitar, Andrew Dickinson for four guitars, a work for two guitars and electronic sound effects by Jeremy Cumbo and “After Sylvius” a solo guitar work written for Isaac by composer/guitarist Frank Wallace.

Isaac has participated in Masterclasses of international world-renowned performing artists such as Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Paul Galbraith, Fabio Zanon, Ricardo Iznaola, Odair Assad, Elliot Fisk, Jason Vieaux and Pepe Romero. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from the University of New Hampshire, where he was the only guitarist to ever hold a full scholarship, a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of world-renowned American guitarist Adam Holzman. Isaac is currently on faculty at Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies.

Technical information:
Guitar - 2004 Fritz Mueller (Cedar Double-Top)
Produced and Engineered by Vince Go of VGo Recordings
Art Work and Design by Vince Go


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CJ and Tammy Renzi

Caprichos y Sonatas
Isaac combines flawless technique with a great depth of emotion. We have several dozen guitar CDs in our collection, and this is among the very best. If you care about the classical guitar, you'll want to have this CD.

Jason Mackey

Incredibly beautiful!
"Impressive" is an understatement for this CD! Isaac's playing is immaculate not just in terms of accuracy but in terms of phrasing, depth and musicality. His virtuosity is always at the service of the music. Wonderful articulation, beauty of sound and wide dynamic range. It sounds like an artist that has reached artistic maturiy at his best! This recording is a must for your collection!