FROM CLASSIC TO JAZZ, Transcriptions for Guitar Quartet (Nexus Guitar Quartet)



Composer(s): Bartok, Gershwin, Milhaud, Stravinsky

Artist(s): Nexus Guitar Quartet: Paolo Bontempi, Roberto Fabbri, Leonardo Gallucci, Luigi Sini

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No.: C00048

Barcode: 0793597061959

FROM ALBUM NOTES by Mario Bortolotto:

In this cd, two phenomena intersect in the musical reality of today. There is, above all, the discovery of the guitar. The instrument of Sor and Giuliani seemed to be destined almost exclusively to folk music or popular music and had very few illustrious exceptions in the XIX century. During the last decades many composers have written music for guitars challenging the difficulties of this attempt. One of them, Luciano Berio, faced this challenge in a spiritual way using absurd and enigmatic chords in his world-famous “Sequenza per chitarra sola”. In Italy, first-rate musicians such as Petrassi, Donatoni, Togni, Clementi and Pennisi, have been fascinated by the charm of this sonority, which is exotic and ancestral at the same time. Debussy thought of using it in a sonata but his decease prevented him froln writing it. The second phenomenon is the passion for phonetic metamorphosis. The music passes from one sonorous world to others which are totally different, and it becomes almost paradoxical. […]

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