#Review of Bartók Electrified by Párniczky Quartet, BMC, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Bartók Electrified by Párniczky Quartet, BMC, 2018 http://parniczkyandras.hu/ https://bmc.hu/en/programs/parniczky-quartet-bartok-electrified-bmc-album-debut Bartók was an exceptional musician and composer. He was fascinated not only by folk music, but by jazz and improvisation as a potential form of musical style, and a testimony to this interest was Eight Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs. He also composed a…

#Review of João Carlos Victor: Guitar Recital, Naxos, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of João Carlos Victor: Guitar Recital, Naxos, 2016 http://www.joaocarlosvictor.com/ https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573670 A touch and a feeling really out of the ordinary. In a short review, I can’t possibly condense the experience one has listening to this excellent recital, interpreted with great sentiment, by the young Brazilian guitarist João Carlos Victor. Winner of the 2015 Tárrega…

#Review of Tempus Fugit past and future in the contemporary guitar music by Sergio Sorrentino (2012, Silta Records) on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Tempus Fugit past and future in the contemporary guitar music by Sergio Sorrentino (2012, Silta Records) https://www.sergiosorrentinoguitarist.com/ “Vita, si uti scias, longa est.” Life, if you know how to use it, it’s long, Seneca wrote in his De brevitate vitae, his philosophical reflections have crossed the time being always actual and source of…

Resophonic Guitar in Contemporary Music: The Wayward Trail by Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 #review on #neuguitars #blog

Resophonic Guitar in Contemporary Music: The Wayward Trail by Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 http://www.elliotsimpson.net/ http://microfestrecords.com/the-wayward-trail/ Let’s face it, Resophonic guitars have a special charm. For those who don’t know anything about they are a type of guitar invented in the United States of America at the end of the twenties byJohn Dopyera, Slovak emigrant….

La chitarra resofonica nella musica contemporanea: The Wayward Trail di Elliot Simpson, MicroFest Records, 2015 #recensione su #neuguitars #blog

La chitarra resofonica nella musica contemporanea: The Wayward Trail di Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 http://www.elliotsimpson.net/ http://microfestrecords.com/the-wayward-trail/ Ammettiamolo, le chitarre resofoniche hanno un fascino particolare. Per chi non le conoscesse sono un tipo di chitarra inventato negli Stati Uniti d’America alla fine degli anni venti, da John Dopyera, emigrante slovacco. Forse sono più conosciute con…

#Review of Bach Sei Solo Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001 – 1006 by Mats Bergström, Mats Bergström Musik AB, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Bach Sei Solo Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001 – 1006 by Mats Bergström, Mats Bergström Musik AB, 2017 http://www.matsbergstrom.com/ http://www.matsbergstrom.com/bach-sei-solo/ I know. Neuguitars is a blog dedicated to contemporary music. Why then do we talk about Bach? The answers are different but all lead to a single common thread and that is the…

#Review of “Only Sky” by David Torn, ECM, 2015 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “Only Sky” by David Torn, ECM, 2015 http://www.ecmrecords.com/releases/only-sky1/ http://www.davidtorn.net/ David Torn’s records are precious gifts that this guitarist with a monumental career releases from time to time. Last work published by the ECM, the excellent Prezens, dated back to 2007, so we had to wait eight years rewarded with this excellent solo record “Only sky”, performed with…

Five Guitar records from Brilliant Classic: Cinzia Milani, Marco Salcito, Andrea Dieci, Nicola Jappelli, Hans Werner Henze, Radames Gnattali, Ida Presti on #neuguitars #blog

With boxes of the complete Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, Brilliant became the first destination for music lovers who wanted an affordable, authoritative guide to the voice of these masters of music. Now you can enjoy comprehensive surveys of many more composers, gathering new and classic recordings in one convenient place: CPE Bach, Borodin, Brahms, Fauré,…

Trio Chitarristico Italiano 1977 – 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Trio Chitarristico Italiano 1977 – 2017 http://www.triochitarristicoitaliano.it/index.html The Trio Chitarristico Italiano (Alfonso Borghese, Roberto Frosali and Vincenzo Saldarelli) was the first group of three classical guitars to be established for a stable activity, debuting in 1970. Combining their personal experiences, these three musicians (all students of Alvaro Company) created an entirely new artistic proposal, with the…

#Review of Pinpoints by Gantriis-Zimmerman Guitar Duo, Albany Records, 2017 su #neuguitars #blog

Review of Pinpoints by Gantriis-Zimmerman Guitar Duo, Albany Records, 2017 http://www.albanyrecords.com/ http://volkmarzimmermann.com/enter/ Kristian Gantriis and Volkmar Zimmermann are members of the excellent and the internationally acclaimed Corona Guitar Kvartet (Copenhagen, Denmark) from many years, in this record these two classical guitar players have decide to collaborate togheter creating a duo. This record, Pinpoints, is the…