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Guitar Recital: Moller, Johannes - BARRIOS MANGORE, A. / CRAEYVAGNER, K.A. / REGONDI, G. / VILLA-LOBOS, H. / GOUGEON, D. / BROUWER, L.

Artist(s) Moller, Johannes, guitar
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporaryRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572715
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The musical selection on this disc is a fascinating compound of romanticism, modernism and the expressive sensibilities of contemporary composers, including Swedish guitarist Johannes Möller himself. He has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances, achieving ‘miracles with his lucid, spacious playing’ (London Evening Standard). His ability to communicate a musical message to listeners of any cultural background, age or level of musical experience has brought him an international career and numerous prestigious prizes.


Great Debut!
Review By kerryalt,May 2011

On what I hope is the first of a series, Johannes Moller has delivered a stellar rendering of Romantic and Modern music for the guitar. The Barrios reading (performed tuned 1/2 step down as did Barrios) is wonderfully expressive and unique. Following are superb versions of Villa-Lobos etudes and Cadenza, all delivered in a highly expressive style consistent with the period. The previously unknown to me Craeyvanger's 'Introduction and Variations on a theme from Der Freischutz' is a beautifully constructed early Romantic work, interpreted in the style but with great clarity of line.

Like a pendulum, the music goes back and forth between the Romantic and Contemporary idioms. The premiere of the very interesting and haunting Lamento-Scherzo by Denis Gougeon (Canada) is more....


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