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Definitely, a great book. I Found very amusing the Moctezuma opera and the conquer of Mexico through Vivaldi eyes.

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Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Eric rated it it was amazing Nov 08, He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana.

Nereyda rated it really liked it Jun 25, Carpentier writting style is hard to understand because of his vocabulary, though his style and detailed descriptions are perfect For the story of this book. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature.

This peculiar acoustic space is a play of interweaving ornaments, details, gestures, images and voices, floating somewhere between the waters of Tenochtitlanthe silver glimmerings of Taxco and the boundless expanses of the Venetian channels, halls, galleries, graveyards and tiny streets, populated with the never failing wealth of colours, aromas, shadows and rhymes, silhouettes and clamour, forming a complex, ever-changing sound fabric, games of instrumental passages, variations and quasi quotations of unnamed manuscripts from Spanish monasteries, old late-gothic or renaissance masters, the way that I heard and translated them in the meaning of one infinite sound palimpsest.


It’s hard to find this book in English translation, but if you do, read it you may find it translated but nevertheless under its Spanish title “Concierto Barroco,” as I did. Saritul prin epoci istorice diferite, desi interesant initial, devine mult prea lipsit de subtilitate spre final. This isn’t to say that the vivid descriptions aren’t beautifully rendered–they are–but rather one would expect much more from a writer of Carpentier’s caliber.

Todo futuro es fabuloso. Luis rated it it was amazing Mar 24, And yes, Vivaldi really did write an opera about Montezuma which had been lost until and was first performed again in The spectacular flights of fancy and literary virtuosity are interwoven with the theme of marvelous America.

Concierto barroco by Alejo Carpentier

This article needs additional citations for verification. It was okay but it is probably more enjoyable in its original language, hence one day I will read it in Spanish.

It was a delicious reading, especially since it took me two years to find the book. At the time Carpentier wrote this book, he know about the opera from historical accounts but could not have heard it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


A pesar que el lenguaje es algo complejo o la narrativase lee bastante bien y es muy divertido. Carpentier delivers the story with humor irony and sarcasm making this novella a fun book to read and re-read. Sep 23, German Patarroyo rated it liked it. Unsourced barroc may be challenged and removed.

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Want to Read saving…. I must thank Ruxandra Cesereanu for this recommendation; she’s madly in love with the book and she’s mentioned it several times on her blog. Sara rated it really liked it Apr 04, The real wonder transported to another dimension where the bizarre is the main feature.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Use British English from April Gonzalo Celorio Prologue by. To ask other readers questions about Concierto barrocoplease sign up. It’s a difficult book. We should remember that for Carpentier, the marvelously real is not just a stylistic gimmick, it is the essential characteristic of America.

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