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Black Venus: New Music For Guitar

Kerstens / Brouwer / Cashian / Mcpherson / Wallen
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Bgs (British Guitar Society)   Catalog #: 113   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giles SwayneErrollyn WallenHoward SkemptonToru Takemitsu,   ... 
Performer:  Tom Kerstens
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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"A bold attempt to push forward the frontiers of the repertory... the playing is persuasive and has ream warmth and depth... the recorded sound is excellent," Gramophone "A bold attempt to push forward the frontiers of the repertory... the playing is persuasive and has ream warmth and depth... the recorded sound is excellent," Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Solo for guitar, Op. 42 by Giles Swayne
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 14 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2. Three Ships, for guitar by Errollyn Wallen
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 11 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3. Preludes (5) for Guitar by Howard Skempton
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4. Equinox by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5. Talvi, for guitar by Philip Cashian
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Black Venus, dances (4) for guitar by Philip Cashian
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7. Study in moto perpetuo (Brevity can save the Nation), for guitar by Gordon McPherson
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8. Barabbas, for guitar (from "The Book of Abbeyozzud") by Terry Riley
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Paisaje Cubano con tristeza, for guitar by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Tom Kerstens (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1996; Cuba 
Date of Recording: 09/2000/11/2000 
Venue:  Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa Univers 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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