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Guitar Recital: Nirse Gonzalez

Artist(s) Gonzalez, Nirse, guitar
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)ContemporaryRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570446
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Nirse González, First Prize Winner in the 2006 International Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition, has studied at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid under José Luis Rodrigo Bravo, and is at present studying at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf with Joaquín Clerch. In this recital he presents a varied selection from some of the finest composers for guitar, as well as transcriptions from the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,August 2007

Born in Caracas in 1981, Nirse Gonzalez must have spent much of his young life taking part in the competitions that has created a long portfolio of successes, the most recent coming as winner of the 2006 Tarrega International Guitar Competition. That result brought about this recording in Naxos's 'Laureate Series'. Two composers in his programme need a few words, particularly so in the case of Antonio Jose whose career was cut short in 1936 when at at the age of 34 he became a victim of the Spanish Civil War. A recent Naxos recording of his orchestral work, Sinfonica castellana, has done much to reinstate his position as one of the most eminent Spanish composers of his time. a fact reinforced by the Guitar Sonata dating from 1933 but not rediscovered until the late 1980's. His



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