Craig Ogden: Love’s Philosophy - Music by Brian Knowles
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Cat No: RCD1002
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 24th February 2017
WorksA Fond Farewell for guitar and orchestra
Guitar Concerto 'Visiones de Andalucia'
Poco Rondo for solo guitar
Songs (8) for tenor and guitar
ArtistsCraig Ogden (guitar)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Orchestra of Opera North
Belfast-born composer Brian Knowles’s Concerto written for his guitarist son is infused with Spanish traditional music and atmosphere, and is beautifully written for guitar. Fans of Rodrigo’s famous concerto will immediately be attracted to this new concerto, which also contains a slow movement that has an ability to stay in the listener’s head long after the music has stopped! Poco Rondo was written for Craig, and is a virtuosic solo work that displays his artistry superbly. The Eight Songs for tenor and guitar are settings of Shakespeare, Shelley, Burns, de la Mare and Byron and are sung by James Gilchrist.
Brian Knowles studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1970 he formed the group ‘Saffron’. Brian subsequently became Musical Director of concerts worldwide for Roger Whittaker, many of his songs being performed and recorded by both Saffron and Whittaker. In 2002 Brian’s anthem Jubilee Tribute was composed and performed especially for HRH The Queen at the Service of Remembrance and was broadcast worldwide from the Royal Albert Hall.
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