Contemporary Brazilian Music
Diálogos for Clarinet & Guitar
"In the Diálogos Duo project with clarinetist Louis Arques, Boukas shows us his side as a chamber music composer– delving into a wide variety of styles from frevo and marcha to samba and batuque with complex thematic developments, tastefully done without ever losing the characteristics of each genre."
Jovino Santos Neto
Professor of Music
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
three-time Grammy nominee
"Through more than thirty years of dedication to the creation and study of Brazilian music, Richard Boukas has gone far beyond those genres closest to jazz such as bossa nova and MPB of the 1970's and 1980's. His impressive body of composer tribute compositions for Diálogos Duo fuses a wide range of traditional genres (including choro, baião, maracatu, congada, frevo) with styles of contemporary composers such as Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal. To date, Boukas’s work is the most significant contribution to guitar and clarinet literature based on Brazilian music.”
Dr. Bruno Mangueira
Professor of Music
University of Brasilia, DF Brazil
Duo Concert Programs
Duo News Update
• The new Richard Boukas suite "A Dozen Choro Tributes" will receive its official premiere at TENRI INSTITUTE by NYC Classical Guitar Society on Friday November 8.
"A Dozen Choro Tributes" will be the featured work on their second CD to be recorded late fall and released Spring 2020. Special ADVANCE-RELEASE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS will be available by early February.
* International Clarinet Association (ICA) will present the Duo in a keynote performance at the 2019 Convention at Univ. Knoxville, TN on July 24. There will also be a streamed performance and interview on WUOT Radio.
SOON: DEDICATED ICA CONVENTION PAGE including concert program, audio, video and special convention offers on scores and recordings.
• World-reknown Italian clarinetist ALESSANDRO CARBONARE recently performed four Diálogos Duo works in an all-Brazilian program in Milan. SEE THE COMPLETE PROGRAM
• Fall Diálogos Duo Performances:
NYC Classical Guitar Society (November 8)
Sacred Heart University Guitar Festival (Fairfield CT, October 18)
Bronxville Library (October 26)
Nyack Library (September 20)