Study No 5 (Estudio Sencillos) by Leo Brouwer (1939)
Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida is a Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist. He is the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona Casado. Brouwer is best known for his performances and guitar compositions of modern music.
Study. 22 Measures. 2 Pages. Time Signature 2/4. No Barre Chords.
“Complicated harmony which is not simple; the simplicity is the way to play it! Simplicity for the fingers, complexity for the ear. The interpretation comes when you build it like a house” – Leo Brouwer
Estudios Sencillos No 5
The cinquillo is one bar, the polka is second bar. A cinquillo is a typical Cuban/Caribbean rhythmic cell, used in the Cuban contradanza (the “habanera”) and the danzón.[
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