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Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby MH » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:10 am

Does anyone know the story behind the Barrios piece "Julia Florida"? What inspired him, why did he name it after a woman? Also can someone please help me with the pronounciation is it Julia as in July or Hulia as in Hula hoop?

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby zonca » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:47 am

I know it is pronounced 'Hulia Florida'.. as for the story, i believe he composed it for a Woman of some sort!

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Postby zonca » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:51 am

Or this..

"A Barcarola or "boat song" is usually in 6/8 steady rhythm, reminiscent of songs of the Venetian gondoliers"

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby Grahamb » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:50 am

I remember reading somewhere that he wrote it for a guitar student of his called Julia.

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby Steve Kutzer » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:52 am

Someone (here, I think) told me it was named after a student of his.

It's a lovely piece, isn't it?
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Postby choctawchas » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:33 pm

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Postby byrdwatcher » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:31 pm

As for the pronunciation of Julia Florida, I think it sounds a little silly for me to say 'Hulia Florida' since I am from New York. So I say Julia Florida with a 'J' not an 'H'. Does anyone else do this?

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby Brynmor » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:05 pm

Barrios would have said "Hulia"

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Postby mihl » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:00 pm

If I am not mistaken, I think they just say "Hulia" because the Spanish pronounciation of the "J" as "H".

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby byrdwatcher » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:26 pm

So what do you say if you're not Spanish?

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Postby Beginner-p-i-m-a » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:36 pm

byrdwatcher wrote:So what do you say if you're not Spanish?


I would say Hulia anyway

This reminds me of in brassed off when they are playing concerto de orange juice

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby Brynmor » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:56 pm

byrdwatcher wrote:So what do you say if you're not Spanish?


You would say "Hulia". You would not call Paco de Lucia "Frank" or Pedro Maldonado "Peter" (or would you?)

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby rtest » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:49 am

On the pronunciation of “Julia Florida”

Yes, it’s definitely ‘Hul-ia’ but it’s also “Flor-ee-da” with the emphasis or accent on the ‘ee’.

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby Stefan Uriadka » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:04 am

The talk of pronunciations reminds me of a move I saw a while back in which some tourists from the UK are vacationing in Greece and proclaim 'It's sooo Greek!' as if they expected something quite different :)

Speaking of Julia Florida, I just came across a very nice version by a player named Daniel Nistico who just introduced himself in the forum. The piece is located here ... http://www.themusichutch.com/playlist.php?uid=12639. I do not know Daniel but I am certainly impressed by his playing. There is a certain poetry in listening to a beautiful piece on the internet in 2008 in Canada, played by a student in Australia, which was written in Costa Rica in 1938, by a Paraguayan composer.

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Re: Agustin Barrios " -Julia Florida" -

Postby pogmoor » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:08 am

Grahamb wrote:I remember reading somewhere that he wrote it for a guitar student of his called Julia

I'm not a Spanish speaker, but I've always assumed the title translates as 'Julia flowering' - ie a young girl growing up, so it would fit for a young student developing her skills :?:
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