The Maltese Touch: Guitar Quintets | Gramola 99124

The Maltese Touch: Guitar Quintets

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Label: Gramola

Cat No: 99124

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th January 2017

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On this CD by the title The Maltese Touch guitarist Simon Schembri and the Parisii Quartet present three works which, alongside virtuosity of execution, also display a wide range of emotions and contrasts. The Guitar Concerto op.30 by Mauro Giuliani was arranged for guitar and string quartet by the composer himself. Luigi Boccherini, who was for many years in the service of the Bourbon court and other nobility in Madrid, dedicated his composing to the specific native soundscapes that his adopted country Spain offered. Thus he arranged a number of his earlier string quintets for guitar and string quartet like the Quintet in D major, G.448 “Fandango”. The piece Nazca by the French guitarist and composer Erik Marchelie was written in 1988 and refers to the enigmatic drawings on the desert floor of the Peruvian desert.

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