Chamber Works With Guitar
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New guitar music for the adventurous listener.

Joel Brown, the guitarist on this recording of works by American composers says in the booklet notes, "My original idea to record guitar quintets by Boccherini and Giuliani changed abruptly after meeting Andrew York at a Los Angeles Guitar Quartet concert. York's infectious compositional style appealed to me and I found myself working new music into what had been a 19th century program. When I approached Andrew about writing for my recording he enthusiastically accepted. This changed everything for me; if Andrew York was interested, then why not other composers as well? Before I knew it, five composers - some of them old friends, some of them new friends - were writing music for a now rethought ensemble of guitar, flute and cello. Several times during this project when the inevitable problems arose, I felt that even if everything were to fall through, I was still infinitely richer for the experience. To work so closely with these fine composers was a rare opportunity. And working with such incredible musicians and good friends as Jan Vinci and Ann Alton was a great pleasure. But the greatest reward is the privilege of premiering this music."
Contents:
Carver Blanchard, composer
Lament
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello


Carver Blanchard, composer
Frolic
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello


Loris Chobanian, composer
Images
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello


Vivian Fine, composer
Canzones y Dances
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello


Anthony Holland, composer
Three Poems Without Words
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello


Andrew York, composer
Transilience
Joel Brown, guitar, Jan Vinci, flute, Ann Alton, cello

Review:
"A fascination CD from Albany Records presents five works for the intriguing combination of guitar, flute and cello played respectively by Joel Brown, Jan Vinci and Ann Alton. Commissioned for the occasion by Brown, they are Canzones y Dances by Vivian Fine; Images by Loris Chobanian; Three Poems Without Words by Anthony Holland; Lament and Frolic by Carver Blanchard; and Transilience by Andrew York. The performances are expert and the scores are important additions to the growing 20th century literature for the guitar." (Prodigy)
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