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Soliloquy
Tom Hawkins, Agustin Barrios-Mangore, Isaac Albeniz
Soliloquy
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Sadly, many guitar recordings suffer from dull programming. I hope that you will find this effort to be different. These pieces have been chosen to flaunt the range of sounds and textures which the guitar fluently creates....  more »

     
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All Artists: Tom Hawkins, Agustin Barrios-Mangore, Isaac Albeniz, Vince Guaraldi, Joao Teixeira (Pernambuco) Guimaraes, Nikita Koshkin, Miguel Llobet, Dilermando Reis, William Walton, Yuquijiro Yocoh
Title: Soliloquy
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Mayo Audio
Original Release Date: 12/18/2000
Re-Release Date: 1/1/2001
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Suites, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 659057198026

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Album Description
Sadly, many guitar recordings suffer from dull programming. I hope that you will find this effort to be different. These pieces have been chosen to flaunt the range of sounds and textures which the guitar fluently creates. There is no other unifying theme. Walton's Five Bagatelles, a work often buried in pedantic collections of highly intellectual music, is brought together with the tropical and sensual Brazilian melodies of Pernambuco's Sons de Carilhoes and Reis' Se Ela Perguntar; Koskin's avant guard Usher Valse finds respite in Yocoh's peaceful Sakura. Many of these works came from the periphery of the standard guitar repertoire and others, such as Albeniz's Torre Bermeja and Barrios' Pais d'Abanico, are less familiar efforts of well known composers. Some of the pieces are immediately enjoyable; others may grow more sweet with time. Listen with an open ear and enjoy.
 

CD Reviews

A waste of time
12/30/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Hawkins fails to convey the passion in these compositions. His playing is mechanical and soulless."
Slouching towards mediocrity
01/07/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was given this CD as a gift; I do not wish to offend the well-meaning gift-giver, so I have chosen to remain anonymous. As a musician, I suppose I listened to this collection more critically than did the other reviewers on this page, but I cannot claim that it is anything more than a posturing, pseudo-pluralistic attempt at appealing to a middlebrow audience. If you have a healthy imagination and an appreciation for melodic nuance, then this CD is not for you."
Dazzling!
02/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this CD! This gifted new artist has put together an exciting collection of pieces that he plays brilliantly and seductively, leading us through a breathtaking gamut of emotions. I am always on the lookout for new and innovative CDs in the classical guitar repertoire. "Soliloquy" did not disappoint me. A real gem."