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The performances by the Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo will leave you wanting more.

Volkmar Zimmermann and Kristian Gantriis are both members of the internationally acclaimed Corona Guitar Kvartet and now they have joined forces as an independent ensemble, the Gantriis-Zimmermann Guitar Duo and this recording is the result of their collaboration. The Duo has assembled an enticingly eclectic collection of brief pieces from around the world — Argentine tangos; Danish songs; Spanish dances; and two works of new music. The recording is packed with infectious new sounds from an ageless and age-old instrumental ensemble, and the results are contagious listening experiences that make us as ask for more.
Contents:
Stephen Wingfield, composer
Teattá
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Niels la Cour, composer
Fred hviler over Land og by
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Egil Harder, composer
Den blå Anemone
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Thomas Laub, composer
Stille, Hjerte, Sol går ned
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Ángel Villoldo, composer
El Porteñito
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Virgilio Expósito, composer
Naranjo en Flor
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Aníbal Troilo, composer
Romance de Barrio
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Astor Piazzolla, composer
Decarísimo
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Frederic Mompou, composer
Cancíon y Danza I
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Frederic Mompou, composer
Cancíon y Danza II
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Frederic Mompou, composer
Cuna
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John Frandsen, composer
Nocturnal Procession
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Review:
"This is a fascinating and stimulating album from two top European guitarists: Kristian Gantriis from Denmark and Volkmar Zimmermann from Germany (both also play in the Denmark-based Corona Guitar Kvartet, alongside Per Dybro Sørensen and Michael Norman Sørensen). In fact it almost feels like three different albums, though it all hangs together remarkably well. The first and last tracks have a decidedly modern mien, with the kickoff number, Canadian composer Peter Wingfield’s Teyatá, being a wonderfully intricate slice of clearly Steve Reich-influenced layering of steadily rhythmic parts that develop subtly at first, overlap, join in unison moments, answer each other, and even provide opportunities for brief solos over the pulsing pattern; it’s so full of life! By contrast, the concluding Nocturnal Procession, by John Frandsen, is spare, a bit dark, and rhythmically irregular; a very serious note to end on.…The “finds” here are Piazzolla’s Decarísimo, which starts as a solo-guitar ballad and then moves into a tango duo; and then three piano works by Federico Mompou, delectably arranged for two guitars for the first time here. (In fact, the entire album consists of premiere recordings." (Classical Guitar)
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