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Cuatro - Music for guitar quartet by Sor, Albéniz, Krouse & Rimsky-Korsakov / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Album Summary

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : La Vega, fantaisie espagnole for piano, B. 46 (for the incomplete suite, "Alhambra")
>Krouse, Ian : Folías
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The dynamic and innovative Aquarelle Guitar Quartet present a disc focusing on the music of Spain. It is their homage to the spiritual home of the classical guitar. This disc includes arrangements of works by Fernando Sor, Rimsky-Korsakov and Isaac Albeniz as well as Ian Krouse's Folias.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2014
As with the AGQ's previous three albums, not only are the playing and overall ensemble razor-sharp but every tone colour available to a guitarist is exploited to the full. The drama inherent in Sor's Grand Solo is rendered with a lightness redolent of the salon...Serious fun.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Ambitious transcriptions and compositions, realized with total virtuosity, a broad range of sound, and imaginative interpretations - this was a real pleasure. Sor's Grand Solo is, in fact a solo, arranged for quartet by David Roe. Also arranged by Roe is La Vega. This is perhaps Albeniz's greatest single composition. Capriccio Espagnol? Really? Well, yes, and it works. Ian Krouse's Folias, his fourth guitar quartet, was also written for, and recorded by, the LAGQ. It's as ambitious as the Rimsky-Korsakoff.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-).



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>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14
  • Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
  • Notes: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1810

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Capriccio espagnol (Kaprichchio na ispankskiye temï), for orchestra, Op. 34
  • Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
  • Notes: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : La Vega, fantaisie espagnole for piano, B. 46 (for the incomplete suite, "Alhambra")
  • Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
  • Notes: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Krouse, Ian : Folías
  • Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
  • Notes: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary