Next Generation Guitar Cds • 7

guitar-play-guitar-musical-instrument-song-bookThese covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

 

For this seventh and last post, I will finish with:

 

Mostly Contemporary recitals (3) :

 

Mostly contemporary British music (played by Sam  Cave) :

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8608016–refracted-resonance-contemporary-music-for-guitar

 

Mostly contemporary Danish music (played by Jonas Egholm):

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8773941–educate-s-pieces-for-guitar

 

Mostly 19th Century European and Japanese music (Laura Husbands Tanaka) :

https://www.laurahusbands.com/music

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 6

 

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These covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

 

For this sixth post, I will continue with:

 

Mostly Latin American recitals (3) :

 

Recent Columbian music (played by Francisco Correa) :

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/música-de-la-tierrita/1482247093

 

Mostly French, Spanish, and Latin American (played by Antoine Morinière):

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8768386–le-depart

 

French and Latin American (played by Emerson Salazar) :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/zamba-negra-a-south-american-inspired-musical-landscape/1439590358

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 5

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These covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

 

For this fifth post, I will continue with:

A second series of mostly Spanish recitals (3) :

 

Spanish (generation of ’27) (played by Yiannis Efstathopoulos) :

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8549039–seis-caprichos#related

 

Spanish, French and Japanese (played by Anne Haasch) :

https://open.spotify.com/album/5bn8qMjSbyRycniqSRTp7k?si=MV-Kg_7VRTepkoXKtcEs8Q

 

Spanish (played by Domenico  Mottola) :

http://www.contrastesrecords.com/copia-de-novae

 

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 4

 

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These covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

For this fourth post, I will continue with:

Mostly Spanish recitals (3) :

 

Spanish and Italian (played by Andrea Corongiu) :

https://open.spotify.com/album/7DBPslh8wEVpJ9zdN7TZYb#upsell

 

Spanish, including a too rarely recorded Sonata II by López-Chavarri (played by Damiano Pisanello) :

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8768344–orphenica-lyra

 

Mostly Spanish (played by Carlos Ramos Delgado) :

https://music.apple.com/ni/album/guitarra-pujol-asencio-turina-ponce-rodrigo/1480312105?fbclid=IwAR1kw3ADV4wqZALZIwEc8PRlxEVIwcYUzctVpPPFOpXrhMtX7dxZoqgF4ls

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 3

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These covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

 

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

 

For this third post, I will continue with:

 

A One composer album and 2 recitals (3) :

Latin American contemporary works (played by Antonio Amodeo) :

https://music.apple.com/au/album/continuidad-y-deformación-contemporary-music-project/1447675822

 

Agustín Barrios (played by José Carlos Cabrera) :

http://www.contrastesrecords.com/oracion

 

Recent Costa Rican music (played by Carlos Alberto Castro) :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/canto-a-la-vida/id1469178547

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 2

guitar-play-guitar-musical-instrument-song-bookThese covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

For this second post, I will continue with:

One and Two composer albums (3) :

 

Francisco Tárrega (played by Simon Krajncan) :

https://music.apple.com/gr/album/simon-krajncan-plays-tarrega/1488704768

 

Federico Moreno Torroba (played by Pietro Locatto) :

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8652543–torroba-sonata-fantasia-other-guitar-works

 

Roland Dyens and Heitor Villa-Lobos (played by Eddy Rabilloud) :

https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/hommage/1448346778?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

Next Generation Guitar Cds • 1

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These covid times find many of us reflecting about the future (of humanity, music, the guitar…), so I was wondering how the younger generation of guitarists were doing, and to which point they are absorbing the legacy of repertoire written specifically for their instrument.

 

So, these posts are concerned by a selection of young guitarists that recently (2019-2020) recorded their first solo album of original music for the guitar. For each artist, I will give a link where one can listen to excerpts of their recent Cds. Enjoy your listening !

 

For this first post, I will start with:

One-composer albums (3) :

 

 Agustín Barrios (played by Lorenzo Bernardi):

https://music.apple.com/us/album/agust%C3%ADn-barrios-mangoré-al-estilo-antiguo/1463640109

 

Stephen Dodgson (played by Christian Tartaglia):

https://www.qobuz.com/ch-fr/album/stephen-dodgson-20-studies-for-guitar-world-premiere-recording-christian-tartaglia/jb56ew8l3o5ab

 

Albert Harris (played by Keith Barnhart):

https://www.amazon.com/Albert-Harris-Classical-Guitar-Works/dp/B07Z2DBYW1

17, 000th Guitar Recording !

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Photo courtesy of Atma classique

 

Yesterday, April 8, 2020, my CG Computerized Discography (started in 1985) reached 17, 000 recordings.

 

The 17, 000th CD I entered was 14 Histoires de guitares [14 Guitar Stories] by  David Jacques. This experienced guitarist has an enviable discography of 40 Cds. For example, he previously presented the complete works of Robert de Visée, then Antoine Carré as well as Rémy Médard, all works played on Baroque Guitar.

 

This time, his project is a celebration of guitar making, specifically 14 historic guitars, built between 1665 and 1972. This includes the last playable Alexandre Voboam Baroque guitar (c. 1665). The recording venue, the church of Saint-Benoît in Quebec, Canada, is the perfect setting for this crisp and lively recording allowing each guitar to be presented in its best light. A 39-page, lavishly illustrated booklet, presents repertoire (34 pieces) that is superbly played and presents a mix of better known names (Giuliani, Sor, Sanz…) as well as lesser known ones (Nemerovsky, Arcas, Castillo, Marien, Shand, Pratten etc…). So thank you David for this magnificent CD!

 

https://www.atmaclassique.com/Fr/Albums/AlbumInfo.aspx?AlbumID=1637

https://www.david-jacques.com

A John Duarte Discography

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Today’s post is dedicated to John William Duarte (2 October, 1919 – 23 December, 2004). 2019 was his 100th birthday year. This occasion was appropriately celebrated in 2 magazines :

Classical Guitar (USA) Fall 2019 Paul Fowles « Celebrating the Centenary of Jack Duarte » pp 42-43

Soundboard December 2019 Al Kunze « John W. Duarte : A Centennial Appreciation » pp 35-37

 

To my knowledge, his discography has now reached 217 recordings.

 

I found 5 recordings entirely devoted to the British composer’s output:

Smith, Neil  (1984)

Blaha, Vladislav  (2001)

Goni, Antigoni  (2001)

Pesaresi, Liliana (g) / Trabucchi, Luca (g) [Duo Chitarristico Waldner] (2006)

Larson, Swede (g)/ Nordvik, Amber (soprano) (2013)

 

His TOP 6 most recorded pieces are the following :

English Suite No. 1, Op. 31 (1963-65) To Andrés Segovia [49 recordings found]

Variations on a Catalan Folk Song Canço Del Lladre, Op. 25 (1956) [24 recordings]

Sua Cosa, To the memory of Wes Montgomery, Op. 52 (1972) [19 recordings]

Idylle pour Ida, Op. 93 (1982) (Hommage à Ida Presti) [dedicated to Alice Artzt] [11 recordings]

Birds, Op. 66 (1977) [Written for Robert Brightmore] [9 recordings]

Five Quiet Songs, Op. 37 (1968) (originally dedicated to Julian Bream and Peter Pears) [8 recordings]

 

Interestingly, Al Kunze mentions the pieces by Duarte that should be recorded more or at all. Among these is the monumental Variations on a french nursery song, Op. 32 (1965-66) [To Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya].

 

I found only 5 recordings of this masterpiece (Kunze’s word) that clocks in at almost 20 minutes. So thank you for your beautiful music John Duarte and I hope many serious duos will take up Op. 32, it’s about time!

 

 

Sources :

http://www.v4m.net/classicalguitar/artists/JohnDuarte/JohnDuarte.htm

Enrique Robichaud Computerized Discography (presently at 16, 915 recordings)

Happy Birthday Jorge Cardoso!

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This month, we celebrate the birthday of composer and guitarist Jorge Ruben Cardoso Krieger. Born in Argentina on January 26, 1949, Cardoso is famous for his Milonga in D minor which is TOP 47 on the list of the 100 most recorded original pieces for guitar.

 

I have found 226 recordings of his music, the latest being in January 2020 : Postcards for Guitar by Antonio Malinconico, where the artist plays no less than 4 compositions by Cardoso.

 

The Argentine composer penned more than 400 compositions. Through these, one can see his interest in Argentine and South-american musical forms. Nowhere is this more obvious than in his Suite de los Mita-I : 48 pieces, all in different dance forms of South America. So thank you and  ¡Feliz cumpleaños, maestro!

 

Find the list of Cardoso’s compositions here :

https://www.jorgecardoso.net/Jorge_Cardoso/Composiciones.html