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Michael Calvert: Rhapsody on a Riff / Matthew Marshall, guitar

Album Summary

>Calvert, Michael : Rhapsody on a Riff, for guitar
>Calvert, Michael : Gaston Amoureux, for guitar
>Calvert, Michael : Lascivious Pleasing, for guitar
>Calvert, Michael : Studies (8), for guitar
>Calvert, Michael : Fantasia in August, for guitar
>Calvert, Michael : Suma, for guitar
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performer Ensemble
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Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On their debut Ravello Records release, New Zealand composer Michael Calvert and guitarist Matthew Marshall present original works for solo guitar that display a musical language influenced by serialism, New Zealand culture, and several guitar traditions, from classical and folk to rock, jazz, and pop. The title track treats a well-known passage from the rock group Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water, while Lascivious Pleasing elaborates on phrases from John Dowland's Flow my Tears and the Beatles' Norwegian Wood. Written for the 2008 film Flesh in Ecstacy, Gaston Amoureux is based on the opening of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Fantasia in August references works from Britten and Kubizek.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
Marshall is a well-established New Zealand guitarist (both he and Calvert studied with John Mills, who furnished the excellent notes), with over 2000 concerts world-wide in his career. He is a special advocate of new music by New Zealand composers, and has an excellent identification with Calvert's sound world. And any new composer for guitar is welcome, of course, so serious guitarists with an ear for the "modern" should explore this. The album package pictures two people. As nearly as I can tell, Calvert is the one with cranial and facial hair.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia.



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Works Details

>Calvert, Michael : Rhapsody on a Riff, for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Calvert, Michael : Gaston Amoureux, for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Calvert, Michael : Lascivious Pleasing, for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Calvert, Michael : Studies (8), for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Calvert, Michael : Fantasia in August, for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Calvert, Michael : Suma, for guitar
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Performer: Matthew Marshall (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio A, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia (01/29/2014-01/30/2014)
  • Period Time: Modern