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Three Guitar Concertos. Leo Brouwer: Concerto Elegiaco; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Fantasia Concertante; Nikita Koshkin: Guitar Concerto / Stein-Erik Olsen, guitar

Album Summary

>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Guitar Concerto no 3 ("Concierto elegiaco")
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Guitar Concerto, A. 501
>Koshkin, Nikita : Bergen Concerto, for guitar & orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers
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Notes & Reviews:

Phenomenal new recording of the Villa-Lobos guitar concerto. Stein-Erik Olsen has released many highly acclaimed albums throughout his career. For his first guitar concerto recording he teams up with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, renowned for its outstanding sound – rooted in outstanding musicianship.These three works cover much of the expressive range of the 20th century Guitar Concerto in the hands of three masters of both writing for the guitar and contemporary composition. Each represents a quite different musical sensibility and cultural background. Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote this Fantasia concertante in 1951 and dedicated it to Andrés Segovia. Leo Brouwer's Concerto Elegiaco is influenced by Javanese gamelan music as well as by the Afro-Cuban intricacies of Brouwer's native Cuba. Nikita Koshkin, born in Moscow, Russia, is a virtuoso guitarist but his international reputation has been established by his superb compositions performed world-wide.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Norwegian guitarist Stein-Erik Olsen has had a long, distinguished career. His career began in 1974, and we reviewed a recording of his in November/December 1992. He is a fine player, with excellent technique and a mature musicality, and we can be grateful for this recording of three great concertos from the 20th and 21st Centuries. All three of these works are magnificent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios (06/25/2013-06/27/2013).



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>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Guitar Concerto no 3 ("Concierto elegiaco")
  • Performer: Stein-Erik Olsen (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Notes: Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios (06/25/2013-06/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1984

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Guitar Concerto, A. 501
  • Performer: Stein-Erik Olsen (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen
  • Notes: Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios (06/25/2013-06/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1951

>Koshkin, Nikita : Bergen Concerto, for guitar & orchestra
  • Performer: Stein-Erik Olsen (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen
  • Notes: Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios (06/25/2013-06/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2007