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Nicola Jappelli (b.1975): Guitar Music / Andrea Dieci, guitar

Audio Samples

>Jappelli, Nicola : Light Frameworks, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sectional Drawings, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sharp Outlines, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Luglio '95 (Interlude), for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Orizzonte ad Est, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Fly Far Away, for 2 guitars
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sei Intonazioni, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Overshadow (Nocturne), for guitar

Album Summary

>Jappelli, Nicola : Light Frameworks, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sectional Drawings, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sharp Outlines, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Luglio '95 (Interlude), for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Orizzonte ad Est, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Fly Far Away, for 2 guitars
>Jappelli, Nicola : Sei Intonazioni, for guitar
>Jappelli, Nicola : Overshadow (Nocturne), for guitar
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Several of the works on this new recording were composed expressly for Dieci, including Overshadow (Notturno), Light Frameworks, Sectional Drawings and Sharp Outlines, forming a compositional series that centers on the integral role of rhythm and the way it contributes to composition. Nicola Jappelli is one of the most interesting composers of the young generation in 21st-century Italy

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
This is the first appearance of Jappelli's music in these pages. This is clearly music written by a guitarist on the guitar. Jappelli has a fondness for irregular meters; fives and sevens abound, along with the occasional irregular groupings that Bartok called Bulgarian rhythms. Memorable melodies are rare; Jappelli concentrates on rhythmic figurations and slowly evolving harmonies instead. And he is particularly fond of ABA structures. Mind you, this music is quite attractive. It reminds me of a European Andrew York, or a non-Hispanic Brouwer in his simpler moods. And it's beautifully played. The composer joins Dieci for the lone duo, 'Fly Far Away' - and they are played with affection and engagement. Dieci has a lovely tone, with lots of range of timbre and dynamic and a rock-solid rhythm. He is an excellent advocate for Jappelli's music. It is enjoyable. I'm sure many guitarists will respond well to his music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Villa Montevecchio in Samarate, Italy (10/2011/09/2012).



Reviews

Sort of Modern
Andrea Dieci “Jappelli Guitar Music” Brilliant Classics

This is a decidedly mixed bag of modernistic music for classical guitar composed by Nicola Jappelli and skillfully performed by the award-winning guitarist, Andrea Dieci.

Though the music is never less than interesting, there is something a little too deliberate about its attempt at provocation; from the abrupt and often jarring tempo changes to the occasional odd re-tuning of the guitar’s bass strings (one string only, either a half step sharp or flat), the effort at randomness and modernity feels premeditated.

According to his self-penned liner notes, one of Mr. Jappelli’s goals is “… a form of lyricism with continually changing tempi that create instability, disparity and irregularity…” which is really too bad because his music is, at times, genuinely beautiful and this makes his desire for the “deconstruction” of his melodies that much harder to understand or sympathize with.

Recommended only to those listeners with an already developed taste for music from the outer edges of avant-garde guitar composition.

Neutral 7 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano

Submitted on 10/21/13 by Oscar O. Veterano 
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Works Details

>Jappelli, Nicola : Light Frameworks, for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Jappelli, Nicola : Sectional Drawings, for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Jappelli, Nicola : Sharp Outlines, for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Jappelli, Nicola : Luglio '95 (Interlude), for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Jappelli, Nicola : Orizzonte ad Est, for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Jappelli, Nicola : Fly Far Away, for 2 guitars
  • Performers: Nicola Jappelli (Guitar); Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Jappelli, Nicola : Sei Intonazioni, for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Jappelli, Nicola : Overshadow (Nocturne), for guitar
  • Performer: Andrea Dieci (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011