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Boyd Meets Girl / Boyd, Metcalf


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92217  
Composer:  Jaime ZenamonGabriel FauréJohann Sebastian BachRoss Edwards,   ... 
Performer:  Rupert BoydLaura Metcalf
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. Acclaimed soloists in their own right, as a duo they perform an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Read more Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India). The duo writes of this release: “Our debut album is a lovingly curated musical journey, encompassing both our shared perspective on beloved works and relatively unknown repertoire we believe is equally deserving of attention. This album features our own arrangements, including a reduction of Faure's adored Pavane from its orchestral original, and Bach's solo keyboard inventions re-imagined on cello and guitar. These are presented alongside contemporary works, including a colorful three-movement piece by Bolivian composer Jaime Zenamon, and the debut recording of Arafura Arioso by esteemed Australian composer Ross Edwards. The entire album is designed to highlight the range and of timbral possibilities of this under-explored instrumental pairing. Our collaboration began as a romantic relationship in 2012. We are now happily married and live in New York City.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Reflexoes no 6 by Jaime Zenamon
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Germany 
2.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
3.
Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Two-Part Invention no 10 in G major, BWV 781 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Two-Part Invention no 6 in E major, BWV 777 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Two-Part Invention no 13 in A minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Arafura Arioso, for 7 harps by Ross Edwards
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Written: 2006 
8.
History of the Tango: Café 1930 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Canciones populares espańolas (7) by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
10.
Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 
11.
Human Nature by Michael Jackson
Performer:  Rupert Boyd (Guitar), Laura Metcalf (Cello)

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