#Review of Music for Flute and Guitar by Daniele Ruggieri, Alberto Mesirca, Brilliant Classic, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

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Review of Music for Flute and Guitar by Daniele Ruggieri, Alberto Mesirca, Brilliant Classic, 2018

https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/m/music-for-flute-and-guitar/

1 Muse of Fire for Flute and Guitar

2 Ora pro nobis for Flute and Guitar

3 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: I. Francesco en Paraiso

4 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: II. Cancion desierto

5 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: III. Quijote

6 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: IV. Llanto

7 Cantos desiertos for Flute and Guitar: V. Tango ladeado

8 Bateau for Guitar

9 Fish Tale for Flute and Guitar

10 Hexadactyl for Guitar

11 Diaphonic Suite for Flute: I. Scherzando

12 Diaphonic Suite for Flute: II. Andante

13 Diaphonic Suite for Flute: III. Allegro

14 Diaphonic Suite for Flute: IV. Moderato ritmico

15 Elegia for Guitar

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This cd crosses the new repertoire for classical guitar as an American highline passes through the USA territory, straight and, at the same time, with two different diagonals: on the one hand the music of American composers and on the other the guitar and flute duo. In this CD we will find music by George Rochberg, Terry Riley, Marc Ribot, Osvaldo Golijov, Charles Wuorinen, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Mark Delpriora. A rather heterogeneous ensemble, ranging from music composed 1930, the “Diaphonic Suite for Flute” to the most recent (2011) “Bateau for Guitar” by Marc Ribot, just for the two instruments.

Alberto Mesirca is not a new name in contemporary guitar music, in the past he had recorded some excellent CDs by going through this particular genre. One of the things that has always struck me about his way, not about interpreting, but about managing music, is his way of choosing contents: Mesirca seems, the opinion is mine, to operate according to a personal narrative. A broad and extensive narrative in which contemporary music represents a sophisticated aesthetic element. Take for example the “Cantos Desiertos” by Terry Riley. They are the most popular piece on this cd, but the previous interpretations of these Spanish flavor’s compositions, light years away from the minimalism for which their composer is well known, can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The other tracks cannot count on a better record distribution. Here we have an interpreter who delves into the repertoire, stimulates it, searches for it. Then assemble it. It unites according to a trajectory that he perceives and defines. The end result inevitably becomes greater than the simple sum of its parts. This new piece is a further step forward.

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