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The Fifth Row / Weber


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7988  
Composer:  Georg Philipp TelemannAntonín DvorákStuart WeberSilvius Leopold Weiss,   ... 
Performer:  Stuart Weber
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Find your seat and settle in with The Fifth Row, the latest album by guitarist Stuart Weber. These twelve compositions, recorded in several historic American theaters, employ Weber’s strong yet delicate guitar playing along with the acoustics of the rooms in which he recorded. Combining elements of classical and folk, Weber embraces the elegance of high-brow compositions as well as the grit of stripped-down Americana. Conversely, Weber’s interpretation of “America The Beautiful" cracks the hardened shell of the country’s staple song and exposes the pearl underneath that brings a brand new, marvelous way of looking at the classic. Weber’s folk and classical elements are diversified throughout the album. “Spanish Creek" combines Read more elements of the tango and flamenco guitar, while the “Jefferson Waltz” maintains that triple time rhythm to inspire the famous gliding dance. Under the influence of the legendary Christopher Parkening, Weber finds his own sound through the humanizing element of folk in his compositions. He employs as much of an Andrés Segovia influence as he does a Jackson Browne influence. With Weber playing off of the acoustics in the performance halls in which he recorded the album, the experience of listening to this album feels as though the listener is sitting in the front row, hearing the pluck of every finger in real time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bourée alla Polacca by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
2.
Humoresque in F sharp major, B 138 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884 
3.
Sacagawea by Stuart Weber
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Sonata for lute in D major (London MS No. 13), SC 18: Passacaglia by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5.
Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father, song by Randy Newman
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
6.
Spanish Creek by Stuart Weber
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Easy Pieces (10) for Piano, Sz 39: no 5, Evening in Transylvania by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Budapest, Hungary 
8.
Jefferson Waltz by Stuart Weber
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
9.
Toccata - Darkness by Stuart Weber
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
10.
Walk Away by Stuart Weber
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
11.
America the Beautiful by Samuel Augustus Ward
Performer:  Stuart Weber (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 

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