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The Lute Is A Song
Genres: New Age, Pop, Classical
On his extraordinary debut album, the modern master of the lute explores all the colours of this most evocative and versatile of instruments - in music from the Renaissance to the modern day. The many voices of his lutes a... more »
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On his extraordinary debut album, the modern master of the lute explores all the colours of this most evocative and versatile of instruments - in music from the Renaissance to the modern day. The many voices of his lutes and guitars are joined by four of today's most remarkable singers - Renée Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting - in new interpretations of songs from the pop, folk and classical traditions.
Ambitious but a failure
Antonio Mustaros | Naucalpan, Estado de México Mexico | 10/21/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This effort by Edin Karamazov, an experienced lutenist that come to fame for the massive public thanks to his excellent job in the Sting's Dowland CD "Songs from the labyrint", is good but the results are not positive. The CD has a transcription for lute of Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor and another transcription of Koyunbaba, a well-known piece for guitar by contemporain italian composer Carlo Domeniconi. The selection of the works are very good but the performance is too capricious and dirty, there's no clarity in articulation and counterpoint. With a virtuosistic aim, Edin falls in a deplorable manierism that hides all the beauty of the pieces. Too much speed, little control and no soul in his interpretation. The adition of pieces with famous singers like Renee Fleming, Andreas Scholl or Sting didn't save this defective production. Edin must forget his false rockstar dream and return to academic music with humility and dedication. He's got talent but ego made him lost the right track (Sting's effect?)."