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Bach To Tan Dun / Beijing Guitar Duo

Beijing Guitar Duo
Release Date: 10/15/2011 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 36015522  
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachMario Castelnuovo-TedescoEnrique Granados,   ... 
Performer:  Meng SuYameng Wang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

TONAR MUSIC is proud to present the release of a new CD, “Bach to Tan Dun” [TONAR 11015] performed by the extraordinary Beijing Guitar Duo. The new CD includes 2 sonatas by Scarlatti, the "Chaconne" by Bach/Busoni, "Sonatina Canonica" by Tedesco, "Valses Poéticos" by Granados, and a new version of Tan Dun’s "Eight Memories in Watercolor," arranged specially for the duo by their mentor Manuel Barrueco.

The Beijing Guitar Duo's first CD on TONAR MUSIC “Maracaípe” received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for the title piece on the recording. Fanfare magazine’s reviewer commented: “Speed? Clarity? Timing? Finesse? Ensemble playing? It turned out the Beijing Guitar Duo had it all.”
Read more Baltimore magazine hailed the Beijing Guitar Duo for its “Interpretative skills and a cross-cultural flair that’s incredibly rare for twenty-something musicians.”

The impressive individual talents of Ms. Su and Ms. Wang come together to create what is sure to be one of the most exciting guitar duos on the scene today. Winners of many international guitar competitions, each season they are invited to perform in music centers across the continents of America, Asia, and Europe.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 141/L 422 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 173/L 447 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4. Sonatina canonica for 2 Guitars, Op. 196 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
5. Valses poeticos by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Spain 
6. Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 by Tan Dun
Performer:  Meng Su (Guitar), Yameng Wang (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beijing Guitar Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 

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