Justin Holland - Guitar Works and Arrangements | Naxos - American Classics 8559924

Justin Holland - Guitar Works and Arrangements


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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559924

Barcode: 0636943992425

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 10th February 2023



Justin Holland was an African American, born free in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the most influential and important American guitarist of the 19th century and wrote the first published and best-selling guitar method in the country. He was also a leading voice in the anti-slavery and civil rights movements. As a composer he synthesised European models and embraced popular, church and parlor songs generating a rich variety of works. A master of virtuosic variations, his arrangements are witty, elegant, and colorful, and culminate in Carnival of Venice, which shows the full range of his gifts, sweeping in breadth and dazzling in effect.

Guitarist Christopher Mallett has been featured in Classical Guitar magazine, the American Suzuki Journal, Acoustic Guitar magazine, and on the cover of Soundboard magazine.

He’s a member of Duo Noire, a group that has been called ‘truly pathbreaking’ by AllMusic, and their most recent album, Night Triptych (on New Focus Recordings) was named one of the best classical albums in 2018 by both AllMusic, and I Care If You Listen.

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