Kiss The Guitar Player. Dialugues for guitar & string quartet

  • Код: CC72333
  • Производитель: Challenge Classics
  • Код производителя: 0608917233322
  • Цена: 57.99 zł
  • Порекомендовать продукт


Współczesna kameralistyka
premiera polska:
kontynent: Europa
opakowanie: plastikowe etui

Editor's info:
The Gustav Klimt String Quartet (Klimt!) is well-known among Dutch jazz musicians, pop singers and cabaret artists, and has contributed to countless cd productions. A primary goal of the quartet is to stimulate new music, and almost all the compo-sitions on the present album were written exclusively for this project.
The common cd formula of ensemble- with-soloist seemed too predictable. Instead, Klimt! asked no fewer than seven prominent guitar players working in the Netherlands to write a quintet, in order to portray a kaleidoscopic view of the Dutch guitar scene.
The rules were as follows: the new composition would be entirely in the idiom of the soloist. The only condition was that the strings not be used as background music; there must be a true dialogue between guitar and quartet.

Klimt!, otherwise known as the Gustav Klimt String Quartet, says in the booklet notes (in Dutch and English) that its aim with Kiss the Guitar Player was "to portray a kaleidoscopic view of the Dutch guitar scene." This the group does, but, as often happens when something is done well, it also accomplishes something beyond the original goal. The music is light, and the album title whimsical, but this album does nothing less than reflect on the relationship between the guitar and the bowed strings, in the past as well as the present. When you first hear the quartet playing funky music in the opening Gustav on the Rocks, by guitarist Peter Tiehuis, you may think this is another of the many attempts at Kronos Quartet cloning that appeared in CD catalogs, but the program quickly becomes more diverse. The key is that most of the music was newly comissioned, from performing guitarists, and it set only a single condition: the composer was not to use a concerto-like texture, with the strings backing up the guitar, but rather was charged with creating the titular "dialogues." Put that together with the variety of styles these guitarist-composers play and you've got a couple of intersecting axes that result in music falling all over the range. Bert Meulendijk's Into Ecstasy (track 2) sets rock electric guitar against high string duets. There is classic pop, jazz, more or less formal concert music, and flamenco influences at several points. The frame is perfectly set in place with the inclusion of a couple of movements of the conventional starting point of music for guitar and string quartet, the Quintet in D major for guitar and strings, G. 448, of Luigi Boccherini. Let's just say these are heavily tweaked. A delightful release combining experiment and entertainment in a way at which the Dutch seem to excel.
by James Manheim

Arlia de Ruiter: violin
Lorre Lynn Trytten: violin
Mieke Honingh: viola
Bastiaan van der Werf: violoncello
Silvia Mancuso: declamation
Jim Schultz: double bass
Eddy Koopman: percussion
Udo Demandt: percussion
Leonardo Amuedo: guitar
Axel Hagen: guitar
Maarten van der Grinten: guitar
Bert Meulendijk: guitar
Arturo Ramón: guitar
Olaf Tarenskeen: guitar
Peter Tiehuis: guitar

1. Peter Tiehuis: Gustav on the rocks
2. Bert Meulendijk, Piet Souer: Into ecstasy
3. Boccherini: Fandango from Guitar quintet in D Major, G. 448
4. Leonardo Amuedo, Steve Gray: Beyond reminiscence-universal
5. Arturo Ramón: Rumba de tuti
6. Duke, V: What is there to say
7. Olaf Tarenskeen: Toccata
8. Veli-Matti Halkosalmi: Trinity for string quartet - Adagio
9. Veli-Matti Halkosalmi: Trinity for string quartet - Allegro feroce
10. Veli-Matti Halkosalmi: Trinity for string quartet - Largo
11. Lorre Lynn Trytten: Sunday night shuffle
12. Lee Konitz: Thingin'
13. Lorre Lynn Trytten: Catch the groove
14. Maarten van der Grinten: Kiss the guitar player
15. Boccherini: "Dance of the seven veils", from Guitar qiuntet in D Major, G 448

total time - 78:16
wydano: 2009-05
more info: www.challenge.nl

Obrazek 1

Obrazek 1

Obrazek 1

Obrazek 1

partner wydawnictwa: