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Luis Laguna: Natalia (Vals Canción) for double bass and guitar

Luis Laguna: Natalia (Vals Canción) for double bass and guitar

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About the Composition

The musical form Vals, European heritage, was one of the most used by Venezuelan composers, Natalia is a slow Song or Waltz waltz of a single theme with small variations in its melody so expressive and poetic that reflect the taste of this composer. This guitar arrangement was made for Venezuelan bassist Alfredo Supino and he played it in his master recital with Bozo Paradzic in Lucerne, Switzerland in June 2021.

Arranged by Luis G Peréz

About the Composer

Luis Alfredo Laguna (May 1, 1926 – August 1, 1984) was a Venezuelan musician and songwriter. Born in the tiny city of Guacara, Carabobo, Laguna moved at an early age with his family to Maracay, Aragua, where he grew up and started his education. Largely self-taught, he excelled as a gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter, while creating a distinctive style of his own by using contemporary harmonies and rhythms as well as gorgeous melodies in his works. Author of significant Venezuelan waltzes and joropos, he also had a strong predilection for the merengue caraqueño. Some of his most popular songs are Al poeta, Criollísima, Golosinas criollas, El saltarín, El tramao, Mi merengue, Natalia, Serenata.

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