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GARCIA ABRIL, A.: Guitar Music (Bernier) - Fantasia Mediterranea / Evocaciones / Sonata del Portico / 3 Preludios Urbanos

Composer(s):Garcia Abril, Anton
Artist(s) Bernier, Francisco, guitar
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572389
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


The music for solo guitar of the prolific and influential Spanish composer Antón García Abril includes an impressionistic panorama of diverse Mediterranean moods, lively dance rhythms, introspective episodes and nocturnal harmonies, as well as his homage to the legendary guitarist Andrés Segovia. The Sonata del Pórtico pays musical tribute to Compostela cathedral’s famous sculptured ‘Porch of Glory’, while the Three Urban Preludes celebrate the great cities of Paris, Athens and Madrid with characteristic élan, rhapsody and vibrancy. First prize winner of Italy’s prestigious International Competition Michele Pittaluga and recipient of more than twenty international prizes, Francisco Bernier enjoys an



A Welcome Addition
Review By DM96074,March 2011

Francisco Bernier – “Anton Garcia Abril, Guitar Music” – NAXOS

This welcome addition to the repertoire for solo guitar by the influential contemporary Spanish composer Anton Garcia Abril includes a homage to Andres Segovia (each movement of which was inspired by a quotation by a leading Spanish writer), “Sonata del Portico”, which was commissioned for a university music program, and “Tres Preludios Urbanos”, dedicated to the cities of Paris, Athens and Madrid and to individual guitarists associated with those cities.

The music, despite the occasional ‘modernisms’ like tempo shifts, abrupt melodic twists and unorthodox harmonic voicings, retains a distinctly Spanish flavor (unsurprisingly most evident in the Segovia homage) perhaps due to the fact that these more....


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