From Afar
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A varied program of music performed by guitar virtuoso Nicholas Goluses.

Nicholas Goluses appears as soloist, chamber music player and with orchestras across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and the Far East to critical acclaim. He has been a featured performer at major festivals and as soloist with orchestras throughout the world. Goluses has made numerous critically acclaimed recordings for Albany, BMG, and NAXOS. Committed to performing new music for the guitar, Goluses has given world premičre performances of more than 100 works, including solo pieces, concertos for guitar and orchestra, as well as chamber music by many of today’s leading composers. Nicholas Goluses is Professor of Guitar, founder and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music, where he has been the recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching, and also has served as chairman of the string department. Goluses has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at Manhattan School of Music where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and was the recipient of both the Pablo Casals Award “for Musical Accomplishment and Human Endeavor” and the Faculty Award of Distinguished Merit. This recording offers a varied program of music for guitar including the first recording of the solo version of Joseph Schwantner’s From Afar…
Contents:
Manuel de Falla, composer
Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Joseph Schwantner, composer
From Afar…Fantasy for Guitar
Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Manuel M. Ponce, composer
Variations and Fugue on La Folia d'España
Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Benjamin Britten, composer
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70
Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Mikis Theodorakis, composer
Three Epitafios
Nicholas Goluses, guitar

Review:
“Goluses is…masterly, a musician’s musician. Anyone with the technique, intellect, and heart to tackle a program like this is to be admired.” (American Record Guide)
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