“Both the classical guitar and clarinet intertwined with sensitivity and passion.”
La Nacion – Paraguay
“Terruño contains some of the most exciting pieces recently written for solo guitar.”
Brad Conroy – Guitar International
Two master performers: Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Berta Rojas embark on an eclectic and universal journey.
“Spectacular duo of Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Berta Rojas with a program of South American music…”
David Bernard – Soundboard Magazine
“Only once in a great while does a classical guitar CD come along which is so impeccable in every aspect of professionalism-heart touching musical artistry, interesting repertoire, and excellent technical production. Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas' Cielo Abierto is one of these.”
Jim McCutcheon – Soundboard
The foremost Paraguayan Guitarist, Berta Rojas, pays tribute to the foremost Paraguayan composer, Agustin Barrios.
“Not to be missed if the original release escaped you.”
Zane Turner – MusicWeb International
Director Marcelo Martinessi leads us down the road to nostalgia. Eight video clips take us on a tour of Paraguay accompanied by a musical instrument: the guitar; a composer: Agustin Barrios; and a performer: Berta Rojas.
“…visually captivating… ”
Colin Cooper – Classical Guitar Magazine
Berta Rojas' arrangements of Paraguayan music as recorded in Cielo Abierto:
La Jornada by Juan Manuel Acevedo
Navidad by Jorge Lobito Martinez
La Balada del Indio by Ismael Ledesma
Published by Berben, Italy, 2006
Pianist, composer, arranger, educator and musician, Lobito Martinez was a precursor of the World Music movement and the fusion of jazz and Paraguayan music, this recording is the best expression of his musical legacy and a creative point of reference for the new musical generations of his country.
Nicolas Caballero is a masterful performer of Paraguayan folk music. The works selected for this recording are rhythmic, fun and joyful collecting sounds from a hidden, mysterious and unknown country.
ABOUT ON MUSIC
OnMusic is a label that started off initially dedicated to the classical guitar. Our productions are characterized by a luxurious presentation and an exquisite sound that has been praised by international critics, while always seeking out artists with an innovative repertoire. OnMusic produces some of the most promising talent of Latin America. These releases are part of the "OnMusic Discovery" catalogue.