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Published on Aug 11, 2012
Serenata de Grillos y Ranas (Serenade of Crickets and Frogs) is the third and last movement of the suite "Pequeños Animales de un Pantano" (Small Animals of a Swamp) composed in 1981 by my old and good friend Maestro Fernando Freitez Gassan. This suite won the prize to the best composition at the World Congress of Guitar in Martinique (1982) next to Veronique Gillet (Belgium) and Charles Ewanje (Cameroon).
Fernando Freitez is a Venezuelan Composer/Guitarist. Self taught guitarist during 5 years; it begins their formal learning of guitar with teacher Rodrigo Riera(1980), conjugating it with jazz shops with Virgilio Soteldo and Electroacustic music with Ricardo Teruel (1987). He assists to seminars with Egberto Gismonti, Leo Brower and Kenny Burrel, while he attended the World Congress of Guitar in Martinique (1982). SInce 1980, Fernando has composed over 50 works for solo guitar, guitar duets. He also has been part next to Veronique Gillet and Carlos Franco of the trio TERRACOTTA, music of two guitars and percussion. At the moment he is a professor from the initiation Workshop to the Jazz in the Conservatory Vicente Emilio Sojo, Electroacoustic Music and Armonia in UPEL Pedagogical University of the Estado Lara.