Aquarelle Guitar Quartet: Cuatro
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Cat No: CHAN10786
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 4th November 2013
WorksLa Vega 'La Alhambra' (arr. David Roe)
Capriccio Espagnol, op.34 (arr. William Kanengiser)
Guitar Sonata no.1 in D major, op.14 'Gran Solo' (arr. Sergio Assad)
ArtistsAquarelle Guitar Quartet
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its expansive repertoire and ground-breaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium.
Of this disc, focussing on the music of Spain, the Quartet writes: ‘Spain is the spiritual home of the classical guitar, and its music makes an irreplaceable contribution to the instrument’s repertoire... Our own homage to this country’s musical tradition is made up of four works that span 182 years in composition and are inspired by centuries of music.’
The Grand Solo by the virtuoso guitarist and composer Fernando Sor has here been skilfully arranged by Sergio Assad. Based on Spanish folk tunes, Capriccio espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov is a colourful and flamboyant work that suggests a strong Mediterranean character.
The piano works of Isaac Albéniz are particularly suited to arrangement for guitar, and the late impressionistic work La Vega, recorded here, is no exception. Folías by Ian Krouse represents one of the oldest musical themes on record, ‘La folia’, which means mad or empty-headed, possibly due to its connection to a fast and noisy dance in which participants seemed out of their minds.
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