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Hidden Waters / ChromaDuo

Goss / Pierce / Dyens / Chromaduo
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572757   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen GossChristopher William PierceRoland Dyens
Performer:  Rob MacdonaldTracy Anne Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Described by Classical Guitar Review as “nothing short of inspirational”, this début recording by Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald unveils a refreshing and innovative programme of works by some of the most exciting living composers of our time. Stephen Goss’s contrasting miniatures in The Raw and the Cooked reference musical greats from Django Reinhardt to Astor Piazzolla, and Still the Sea is a homage to Toru Takemitsu. Christopher William Pierce’s mellifluous sound world explores the sensual, the ornate and the spectacular. Following his innovative and rhythmic Niterói, Roland Dyens brings us home with the succulently melodic Comme des Grands. Described by Classical Guitar Review as “nothing short of inspirational”, this début recording by Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald unveils a refreshing and innovative programme of works by some of the most exciting living composers of our time. Stephen Goss’s contrasting miniatures in The Raw and the Cooked reference musical greats from Django Reinhardt to Astor Piazzolla, and Still the Sea is a homage to Toru Takemitsu. Christopher William Pierce’s mellifluous sound world explores the sensual, the ornate and the spectacular. Following his innovative and rhythmic Niterói, Roland Dyens brings us home with the succulently melodic Comme des Grands. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Raw and the Cooked: Excerpt(s) by Stephen Goss
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
2.
Still the Sea by Stephen Goss
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
3.
Adagio and Fugue by Christopher William Pierce
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
4.
Pieces (3) for 2 Guitars by Christopher William Pierce
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
5.
Niteroi (Hidden Waters) by Roland Dyens
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
6.
Comme des grands by Roland Dyens
Performer:  Rob Macdonald (Guitar), Tracy Anne Smith (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChromaDuo
Period: Contemporary 

Sound Samples

The Raw and the Cooked: I. Hot
The Raw and the Cooked: II. The Cooked
The Raw and the Cooked: III. Milonga
The Raw and the Cooked: VI. Malabar Hill
The Raw and the Cooked: VII. The Raw
The Raw and the Cooked: IX. Alba
The Raw and the Cooked: X. The Hotel Kempinski
The Raw and the Cooked: XI. Tango Brawl
The Raw and the Cooked: XII. The Ajman
Still the Sea: I. The Black River
Still the Sea: II. Silent Pool
Still the Sea: III. Fire Water
Adagio and Fugue: Adagio
Adagio and Fugue: Fugue
3 Pieces for 2 Guitars: No. 1. Moderato
3 Pieces for 2 Guitars: No. 2. Allegro Ritmico
3 Pieces for 2 Guitars: No. 3. ... on an arrangement of Bach's Prelude in B minor (by Siloti)
Niteroi (Hidden Waters)
Comme des grands: I. Gloomy Light
Comme des grands: II. Il funghetto
Comme des grands: III. Clown blanc

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