20th Century Guitar Music
Cote: CD 74
Type de média: Audio CD
Nombre de disques: 1
Date de Parution: janvier 1, 1989
This recording brings together three works of the kind that the guitar needs most – substantial pieces, written by prominent composers who do not or did not play the instrument and were thus creatively unrestricted by undue deference to its idiosyncrasies – write the music first, then check its technical feasibility with a performer.
Britten and Tippett received Knighthoods for their contribution to 20th-century British music, and their close friendship was honoured in a series of concerts in London in 1986. Though each had previously written songs with guitar accompaniment, the works here recorded were and still are their only ones for guitar solo – and both were dedicated to Julian Bream.
1-3. The Blue Guitar:Sonata for Solo Guitar
5-12. Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70
R. MURRAY SCHAFER
13-18. Le Cri de Merlin