Göran Söllscher

Biography

Born: December 31, 1955; Växjö, Sweden  
Although the two are often mentioned in a single breath, the temperament, style, and even career details of Swedish classical guitarist Göran Söllscher and those of the controversial and famous Japanese guitar virtuoso Kazuhito Yamashita are really just about as different as one could imagine. Yamashita was thrust into the limelight while still a teenager; Söllscher, on the other hand, continued his conservatory studies until his Read more mid-twenties and took his time building up a major international career. Yamashita puts his amazing technical skill on display each and every night (and sometimes gets criticized for doing so); Söllscher is altogether more reserved, allowing mechanism to dominate only when he feels the music calls for it, giving warm, full-toned renditions of such standards as the Bach lute works, as opposed to flamboyant Yamashita transcriptions. It is not surprising, then, that the world's classical guitarists and classical-guitar lovers tend to sit on one side or the other of the Yamashita-Söllscher fence as far as next-generation talents are concerned: their approaches are so radically different from one another that most listeners find themselves unable to love them both equally.

Göran Söllscher was born in Växjö in 1955, and as a youth studied guitar at the Kalmar Municipal Music School. Later, he attended the conservatories in Malmö and Copenhagen, studying all the while with guitarist Per Olof Johnson. In 1978, he won the Concours Internationale de Guitare in Paris, and over the course of the 1980s, he conquered the international recital circuit. In 1991, he was a key participant in the much-touted international festival in honor of composer Joaquin Rodrigo (whose works include many now-standard guitar pieces), and soon afterwards he was appointed to the faculty of the Malmö Conservatory. Söllscher has been active throughout his career as a chamber musician; among the more well-known collaborations is a disc of Paganini's music for violin and guitar made with Gil Shaham. Read less

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Biography

Born: December 31, 1955; Växjö, Sweden  
Although the two are often mentioned in a single breath, the temperament, style, and even career details of Swedish classical guitarist Göran Söllscher and those of the controversial and famous Japanese guitar virtuoso Kazuhito Yamashita are really just about as different as one could imagine. Yamashita was thrust into the limelight while still a teenager; Söllscher, on the other hand, continued his conservatory studies until his Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro Con Spirito
2. Adagio
3. Allegro Gentile
1. Villano y Ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
2. Españoleta y Fanfare del la caballería de Nápoles: Adagio
2. Españoleta y Fanfare del la caballería de Nápoles: Allegretto
3. Danza de las hachas (Allegro con brio)
4. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
1. Allegro preciso
2. Andantino e andante
3. Allegretto non troppo
Chromatic Pavan
The Galiard to the Chromatic Pavan
Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral - 1. Preludio. Lento
Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral - 2. Andante solemne
Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral - 3. Allegretto
1. Adagio
2. Fuga (Allegro)
3. Siciliana
4. Presto
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1005 - 1. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1005 - 2. Fuga
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1005 - 3. Largo
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1005 - 4. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 1. Prélude
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 2. Allemande
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 3. Courante
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 4. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 5. Menuet I-II
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.1 in G, BWV 1007 - 6. Gigue
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 1. Prélude
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 2. Allemande
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 3. Courante
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 4. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 5. Menuet I-II
J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - 6. Gigue
J.S. Bach: Suite For Lute In G Minor, BWV 995 - 1. Prélude
J.S. Bach: Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 - 2. Allemande
J.S. Bach: Suite For Lute In G Minor, BWV 995 - 3. Courante
J.S. Bach: Suite For Lute In G Minor, BWV 995 - 4. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Suite For Lute In G Minor, BWV 995 - 5. Gavotte I/II en Rondeau
J.S. Bach: Suite For Lute In G Minor, BWV 995 - 6. Gigue
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - 1. Praeludium
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - 2. Allemande
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - 3. Courante
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - 4. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - Transp. In G Minor - 5. Bourrée
J.S. Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - 6. Gigue
J.S. Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - 1. Preludio
J.S. Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - 3. Sarab
J.S. Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - 4. Gigue - Double
J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue And Allegro In E Flat, BWV 998 - Arr. Guitar/Lute - 1. Praeludium
J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue And Allegro In E Flat, BWV 998 - Arr. Guitar/Lute - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue And Allegro In E Flat, BWV 998 - Arr. Guitar/Lute - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 1. Präludium
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 2. Loure
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 3. Gavotte en rondeau
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 4. Menuet II - Menuet I
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 5. Bourrée
J.S. Bach: Suite in E for Lute, BWV 1006a/1000 - 6. Gigue
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
Westward Look
Old Boston
New York
1. She's Leaving Home
2. A Ticket To Ride
3. Here, There & Everywhere
4. Yesterday
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Eleanor Rigby
7. Penny Lane
Allegro spiritoso
Adagio, assai espressivo
Rondeau. Allegretto con brio, scherzando
Larghetto
Presto Variato - Variazione
Andante largo
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro vivo e spiritoso - Minore
Adagio cantabile
Rondo. Andantino. Allegretto - Minore - Maggiore
1. Moderato
2. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II
3. Lento e patetico
4. Zingara. Andantino - Trio
5. Tema con variazioni Thema. Moderato (after a song by Friedrich Fleischmann) - Var. I - V


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