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World premiere recordings of solo piano works by iconic Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, performed by NY based but Havana, Cuba born pianist Mariel Mayz. To know contemporary classical music is to know Leo Brouwer. An acclaimed Cuban composer, conductor, Brouwer has long been celebrated as a modern-day Mozart who has birthed an inimitable body of work. While he has composed for a variety of formats, from quartets to orchestras, Brouwer's canon is most widely associated with the guitar. For starters, he is a terrific classical guitarist whose teachers come from impressive lineage. His teacher's teacher's teacher was Francisco Tárrega, widely considered "the father of classical guitar." As the saying goes, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." - Mariel Mayz's Leo Brouwer: Cuban Sketches for Piano is a thoughtful, elegantly rendered piano solo album that features world premieres of two multi-part pieces: "Diez Bocetos" and 'Nuevos Bocetos para Piano.'