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Intimate Inspiration - Very Best Of The Amadeus Guitar Duo


Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98214   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJaime ZenamonCésar FranckMauro Giuliani,   ... 
Performer:  Dale KavanaghThomas Kirchhoff
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar DuoINTERNATIONALE PhilharmonicMiddle German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Guitarist Prof. Dale Kavanagh and husband Prof. Thomas Kirchhoff are among the most beloved artists in the Hänssler Classic catalogue. Their flawless ensemble and adventurous programs have made they welcomed artists on both sides of the Atlantic and in 2006, they will tour Asia for the first time. The following album was created as a musical greeting card for friends both old and new and provides a sample from their extensive Hänssler Classic catalogue. Fans of guitar music will not want to miss this very special “Greatest Hits” disc! Dale Kavanagh and the Amadeus Duo Canadian-born Dale Kavanagh is one of the guitar world’s most gifted interpreters. Between 1986 and 1988 Ms. Kavanagh was a top prizewinner in Spain’s »Segovia Competition«, Read more Italy‘s »Gargnano Competition«, Switzerland‘s »Neuchâtel Competition« and First and Special Prize winner in Finland’s »Scandinavian International Guitar Competition«. Dale Kavanagh received her Bachelor of Music degree at Dalhousie University in Canada, then completed her graduate studies with the Solisten Diplom at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel with Oscar Ghiglia in Switzerland. Dale Kavanagh performs internationally as a soloist and in the Amadeus Guitar Duo with German guitarist Thomas Kirchhoff and has given concerts in more than 40 countries. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar), Thomas Kirchhoff (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 14 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Ulrich Stracke; Ferruccio Busoni. 
2. Casablanca by Jaime Zenamon
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar), Thomas Kirchhoff (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18: Prelude by César Franck
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar), Thomas Kirchhoff (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
Venue:  Franz Liszt Music School, Weimar, German 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Matanya Orphee.
Franz Liszt Music School, Weimar, Germany (07/09/2004 - 07/11/2004) 
4. Variazioni Concertanti for 2 Guitars, Op. 130 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Thomas Kirchhoff (Guitar), Dale Kavanagh (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus Guitar Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Teije van Geest Studio 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Teije van Geest Studio (06/26/2001 - 06/27/2001) 
5. Concierto madrigal for 2 Guitars: no 7, Fandango by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar), Thomas Kirchhoff (Guitar)
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  INTERNATIONALE Philharmonic,  Amadeus Guitar Duo,  Middle German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Spain 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  Teije van Geest Sound Studio, Hannover 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar)
Conductor:  Horst-Hans Bäcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  INTERNATIONALE Philharmonic,  Middle German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  Teije van Geest Sound Studio, Hannover 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Rêverie nocturne, Op. 19 by Giulio Regondi
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1864; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Pieces (3) for Guitar: A la fueco by Dale Kavanagh
Performer:  Dale Kavanagh (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Kavasound Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

6 Pieces for Organ: Prelude, Op. 18
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. F. Busoni)
Concierto Madrigal
Concierto de Aranjuez *: Concierto de Aranjuez
Variazioni Concertanti, Op. 130
3 Pieces: III. A la Fueco
Reverie nocturne Op. 19: Nocturne for Guitar, Op. 19, "Reverie"
Casablanca, "A Story, A Place and A Kiss"

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