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OHANA, M.: Guitar Music (Devine, 10-string guitar) - Tiento / Si le jour parait… / Cadran lunaire

Composer(s):Ohana, Maurice
Artist(s) Devine, Graham Anthony, guitar
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570948
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The guitar music of North African composer Maurice Ohana, though indebted to Spanish culture, is far removed from any stereotypical Iberian aspects and, with the exception of Tiento, was written for the ten-string guitar as played by Narciso Yepes. Inspired by the possibilities of this newly developed instrument, Ohana’s imagination created a unique, complex and highly inventive musical language which makes immense demands on both player and listener. The enigmatic Si le jour paraît…is a seven-movement suite influenced by Debussy’s piano Préludes. Cadran lunaire (‘moon-dial’) juxtaposes ideas from classical antiquity, flamenco and traditional guitar music, conveyed through a rich variety of contrasts and

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Review By Joshua Meggitt,Cyclic Defrost,December 2009

This display of technique and instrumental potential is never an end in itself, taking place within a clearly defined structure, each element a clear and refined statement. British guitarist Graham Anthony Devine handles these details expertly, his performance of these fantastic works truly impressive.








 

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