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Baroque Masterpieces / Artis Guitar Duo


Release Date: 11/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8551420  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelFrançois CouperinSilvius Leopold WeissJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Olaf Van GonnissenSergio Bermudez Bullido
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album contains baroque masterpieces arranged for two guitars and performed by the German ARTISGuitarDuo, an exceptional, highly successful young duo, performing all over the world. Unequivocally the young and sympathetic ARTIS GuitarDuo gained a firm place in the international concert world. Their lively, emotional style of playing and blind understanding on stage create an intense, intimate atmosphere and turn a concert into a unique experience. True to the motto “the guitar is an orchestra“ the two musicians cover the whole color range of their instruments. Invitations to numerous international music festivals and concert tours took the duo as artists, teachers and jurors to Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Scotland, Read more Czech Republic, Kosovo and Poland. Invited by the Goethe-Institute, they already concerted as cultural ambassadors in Brazil, China and Andalusia. The guitar legend Pepe Romero praises the duo as „exceptional guitarists and extraordinary musicians.” The critics write: “A musical unity in a most perfect way“. Several prizes at international chamber music competitions as well as many audience awards confirm the outstanding quality of the duo. They successfully graduated with distinction from the music universities of Stuttgart (in the classes of Prof. Johannes Monno and Ivo& Sofia Kaltchev), Frankfurt (Prof. Michael Teuchert) and Hamburg (Prof. Olaf van Gonnissen) – in Hamburg as the first guitar duo in the history of the university.

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REVIEW:

Although the guitar is far from being able to match the sound of a keyboard instrument or even a baroque orchestra, it has other strengths, especially if it is played as excellently as in this case. Julia and Christian Zielinski are masters of their field, there is no doubt about that after listening to this CD.

– Klassik heute (Germany) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435: Chaconne by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
2.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major - Les bergeries by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
3.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major - La Commère by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
4.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major- Les langueurs by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
5.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 3: Ordre 18 in F minor/F major - Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Paris, France 
6.
Concerto for 2 Lutes in C major by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
7.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
8.
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Olaf Van Gonnissen (Guitar), Sergio Bermudez Bullido (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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