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  • British Guitar Music, Graham Anthony Devine

    Cristiano Porqueddu

    British Guitar Music è il CD di Graham Anthony Devine registrato per l'etichetta discografica Naxos che contiene una importante selezione di musiche originali per chitarra di autori britannici.

    È stato registrato presso la St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, dal 24 al 27 Luglio del 2003 e la registrazione è stata finanziata dal The Rawsthorne Trust

    Recensione di Blair Sanderson per AllMusic:

    Julian Bream urged several British composers to compose for the guitar, to expand both the repertoire and the instrument's possibilities beyond the styles and conventions of Spanish guitar music. Yet it is odd to note how they turned, almost reflexively, to Spanish music for inspiration, and how many of their pieces retained its most salient features. Despite the modernist touches, the Bagatelles (5) by William Walton are not that far removed from the moods or techniques found in flamenco music or in modern concert works by Spanish composers. The same may be said for the pieces by Lennox Berkeley -- the Sonatina, the Theme and Variations, and Pièces (4) -- and Richard Rodney Bennett's Impromptus (5); if played in a blindfold test, it is likely that the average listener would mistake these pieces for Rodrigo or Ponce, so strong are the similarities. Exceptions to this stylistic imitation may be found in the folk-ish Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies, and in the fairly abstract Elegy by Alan Rawsthorne; but these short works do not represent significant departures, and do little to alter the strong Iberian flavor of this CD. Guitarist Graham Anthony Devine plays the works with sensitivity and great technical control, and Naxos offers its usual fine sound quality.

    La tracklist del CD:

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    Ascolto in anteprima su iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/british-guitar-music/id56531354

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