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Bottom's Dream: Guitar Duos By Lieske, Mingus, Piazzolla

Lieske / Spindler / Mingus / Piazzolla
Release Date: 01/10/2011 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72511   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wulfin LieskeCharles MingusAstor Piazzolla
Performer:  Lieske Spindler Guitars
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lieske Spindler Guitars
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lieske Spindler Guitars was founded in 2009. For the 150th birthday of Isaac Albéniz, the duo recorded the CD “Evocación” for Challenge Records with transcriptions of his Piano works (CC72374). The guitarists had two legendary instruments by Antonio de Torres at their disposal for this recording. The Duo was rewarded with a Gramophone Editor's Choice for this breathtaking and ground-breaking 2-cd. "Lieske and Spindler’s interpretations can be expansively orchestral in conception – try the opening “Evocación” from Iberia, the “Bajo la palmera” and “Oriental” from Cantos de España – or intimately lyrical ...and expressive, as in the barcarolle Mallorca...."

Spindler about the new, second
Read more album " Bottom's Dream": "This isn’t about classical guitars, but about guitars per se. We chose the composers for this CD because Mingus and Piazzolla also orbited between several stylistic worlds. Mingus had a passion for Debussy, Ravel and Richard Strauss, while Piazzolla started his career in utter panic in case tango might be associated with brothel music. This balancing on the borderline was extremely fruitful for both of them. Nobody today would question how important these artists are."
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Works on This Recording

1. Bottom's Dream, for 2 guitars by Wulfin Lieske
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lieske Spindler Guitars
Venue:  FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 27 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Charles Mingus
Performer:  Lieske Spindler Guitars (Guitars)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Tango Suite for 2 Guitars by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Lieske Spindler Guitars (Guitars)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Venue:  FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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