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Dances / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10609   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Egberto GismontiEduardo MartinAndy ScottLuigi Boccherini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dances is the second release for Chandos by the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. The percussive capability of the guitar lends itself extremely well to the rhythmic energies of many dance forms. This collection of dances - appearing in various guises - highlights the versatility of the classical guitar, and the manner in which the instrument can be used to interpret such far-ranging compositions. The music the Quartet has chosen for this album represents an internationally diverse and chronologically varied spectrum of music. Classics such as Boccherini's Introduction and Fandango sit alongside original arrangements of the music of Piazzolla and Biréli Lagrène and most notably a new commission from the British composer and saxophonist Andy Scott. Read more Scott's work, Seven Dances and 'No Looking Back', is a collection of inspired movements that show off the guitar's many attributes in imaginative and dynamic ways, drawing on traits of a variety of contemporary musical styles and genres. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Baiao Malandro by Egberto Gismonti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
2. Hasta Alicia Baila by Eduardo Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
3. Seven Dances and No Looking Back by Andy Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: England 
4. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448: Introduction and Fandango by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
5. Ajde Dali Znaeš Pametiš Milice by Macedonian Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
6. Pajduska by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Written: Macedonia 
7. La muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
8. The Swan LK243 by Catriona McKay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
9. Malagueña Salerosa by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
10. Tarantella by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Written: Italy 
11. Made in France by Biréli Lagrène
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Sound Samples

Baiao malandro (arr. J. Jervis)
Hasta Alicia Baila
7 Dances: No. 1. Hook
7 Dances: No. 2. Hip
7 Dances: No. 3. Wire
7 Dances: No. 4. Easy
7 Dances: No. 5. Line
7 Dances: No. 6. Film
7 Dances: No. 7. Big!
No Looking Back
Introduction and Fandango (arr. J. Sparks)
Adje Dali Znaes Pametis Milice (Do You Remember, Milice) (arr. V. Bessas)
Pajduska (arr. V. Bessas)
La Muerte del Angel (arr. M. Baker)
The Swan, "LK243" (arr. M. Baker)
Malaguena Salerosa (arr. R. Russell)
Tarantella (arr. M. Baker)
Made in France (arr. R. Safhill)

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