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Contemporary Italian Music For Guitar Quartet

Nicotra / Schiavone / Jappelli / Guitalian Quartet
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9401   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carmelo NicotraMauro SchiavoneNicola JappelliGiovanni Sollima,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Guitalian Quartet comprises four Italian guitar soloists who have joined forces to present new Italian compositions for guitar quartet. Most of this music has been composed for the Guitalians and presents a wide-ranging view of compositional style in present day Italy. A unifying theme through all the compositions is the use of the medium of guitar quartet as a vehicle for virtuoso display. The members of the Guitalian Quartet are: Guido Fichtner, Claudio Marcotulli, Maurizio Norrito and Stefano Palamidessi. - Bridge Records The Guitalian Quartet comprises four Italian guitar soloists who have joined forces to present new Italian compositions for guitar quartet. Most of this music has been composed for the Guitalians and presents a wide-ranging view of compositional style in present day Italy. A unifying theme through all the compositions is the use of the medium of guitar quartet as a vehicle for virtuoso display. The members of the Guitalian Quartet are: Guido Fichtner, Claudio Marcotulli, Maurizio Norrito and Stefano Palamidessi. - Bridge Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Absinthium by Carmelo Nicotra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Italy 
2.
Quartet no 5 by Mauro Schiavone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
3.
Katastroph Polka by Nicola Jappelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
4.
Bestiario di Leonardo by Giovanni Sollima
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
5.
Valzer per quattro by Paolo Arcá
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
6.
Serenata per un satellite by Bruno Maderna
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guitalian Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A terrific program July 30, 2013 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "The Guitalian Quartet is comprised of four top-flight classical guitarists who perform together with seamless precision. This new release from Bridge presents a wonderful program of contemporary Italian guitar quartet music. Giovanni Sollima's "Beastiario di Leonardo" depicts the exotic beasts of Da Vinci's imagination with equally imaginative writing for the ensemble. Sollima conjures up swirling wraiths of sound for the shining Lumerpa, undulating melodies for the Alep (fish), busy, bustling chords for the horned Ceresta, and so on. <br /> <br /> Bruno Maderna wrote "Serenata per un satellite" in 1969 with an unusual score that can be combined and interpreted many different ways. The work has a metallic quality to it soft, slow sections with sudden bursts of energy. The Guitalian Quartet captures the essence of this aleatoric work in a performance that sounds both spontaneous and inspired. <br /> <br /> The quartet rounds out the album with short but well-crafted works by Carmelo Nicotra, Mauro Shiavone, Nicola Jappelli, and Paolo Arca. An enjoyable and engaging album from start to finish. <br /> <br /> " Report Abuse
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