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Dreams & Fancies: English Music for Solo Guitar / Shibe


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34193  
Composer:  Sir William WaltonLennox BerkeleyJohn DowlandMalcolm Arnold,   ... 
Performer:  Sean Shibe
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Barely half a century ago, the guitar was such a rarity in the concert hall that even an outstanding player like Julian Bream was remarkable as a pioneer as much as for his exceptional technique and musicality. Today, by contrast, the field is richly populated - thanks not only to Bream's own inspiring example to younger players but also to the vastly increased repertoire, so much of which he also instigated. Yet even in his new heyday for the instrument, Sean Shibe - whose full album debut here nests among four of those Bream-commissioned works a clutch of Dowland pieces from a previous Elizabethan Golden Age - stands out as a truly uncommon talent. ''I want to hear his
Read more interpretation of Britten's Nocturnal over and over,'' wrote David Nice in an awed recent concert review. ''This, for me, is the definitive performance.'' Born in Edinburgh, in 2012 Shibe became the first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and the only solo guitarist to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bagatelles (5) for Guitar by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; England 
2.
Sonatina for Guitar, Op. 52 no 1 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
3.
Preludium, P 98 by John Dowland
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
Forlorne Hope Fancye, P 2 by John Dowland
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Fantasia, for lute in G major, P 1 by John Dowland
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Fantasy for Guitar, Op. 107 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
7.
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 

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