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Guitar Duo Recital: ChromaDuo - GOSS, S. / PIERCE, C.W. / DYENS, R. (Hidden Waters)

Composer(s):Dyens, RolandGoss, StephenPierce, Christopher William
Artist(s) ChromaDuo, Ensemble
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572757
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Described by Classical Guitar Review as “nothing short of inspirational”, this début recording by Tracy Anne Smith and Rob MacDonald unveils a refreshing and innovative programme of works by some of the most exciting living composers of our time. Stephen Goss’s contrasting miniatures in The Raw and the Cooked reference musical greats from Django Reinhardt to Astor Piazzolla, and Still the Sea is a homage to Toru Takemitsu. Christopher William Pierce’s mellifluous sound world explores the sensual, the ornate and the spectacular. Following his innovative and rhythmic Niterói, Roland Dyens brings us home with the succulently melodic Comme des Grands.


Review By Michael Vrzal,Fidelity (Germany),March 2013

Das kanadische Gitarrenduo ChromaDuo (Tracy Smith und Rob MacDonald) hat zwei Stücke von Roland Dyens ans Ende seiner Debüt-CD Hidden Waters (Naxos 8.572757) gestellt. Eine gute Wahl, denn das fürs ChromaDuo geschriebene Niterói und das dreisätzige Comme des grands sind Kompositionen von starker Präsenz, mal fetzig mit Percussion-Effekten (Niterói), mal eher nostalgisch, musikalisch fast sepiagetönt (Comme des grands). Davor stellt das Duo neue, teils auch wieder selbst in Auftrag gegebene Werke von Stephen Goss und Christopher William Pierce. Auch deren Musik lässt aufhorchen, diesmal durch geschmackvoll verarbeitetete Einflüsse, die von Johann Sebastian Bachs Fugenkunst über


Review By Michael Vrzal,Fidelity (Germany),March 2013

The playing of ChromaDuo is extremely subtle and sophisticated, the communication nothing less than perfect. Sound lovers will also appreciate the well-balanced reverberation of the recording location, a church in Ontario, and the sound of the duo’s guitars, which come from the workshops of two of the currently most renowned luthiers—Matthias Dammann and Boguslaw Teryks. © Fidelity (Germany)


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