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Julian Bream - Baroque Guitar Recital: J.S. Bach, G. Sanz, F. Sor, S.L. Weiss, R. De Visee (2003)

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Julian Bream - Baroque Guitar Recital: J.S. Bach, G. Sanz, F. Sor, S.L. Weiss, R. De Visee (2003)

Julian Bream - Baroque Guitar Recital: J.S. Bach, G. Sanz, F. Sor, S.L. Weiss, R. De Visée (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: BMG/RCA | # 09026 64001 2 | Time: 01:05:34

The fluidity of his playing on this album is amazing. Each note falls in place at exactly the right moment. Besides the well-known J.S. Bach, he also introduces us to several other less-known Baroque composers: Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, S.L. Weiss, & Robert de Visee. Too often, Baroque music is presented as just an exercise in counterpoint. In this album, the rhythm is matched to human emotions in such a way that it's not just an academic exercise. The music is both exhilarating and soothing.

Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

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Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

Julian Bream - Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998;
Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 55123 2 1 | Time: 01:09:56

Julian Bream is, without a doubt, one of the premiere classical guitarists of the modern recording era. Comparisons between great guitarists is often unfair and misleading as they each have their own styles - and each musician and his/her style tends to be particularly well suited to certain types of music. For example, Andres Segovia's style, cultivated by self-teaching throughout his now ended life, concentrated on flowing legatto smoothness and flowing melodies. Bream's, on the other hand, while equally masterful, is better characterized as emphasizing the precision and crispness of each and every individual note. What better composer to focus on to show this particular proclivity that J. S. Bach, whose work, having been written largely for the keyboards (harpsichord) but also for the lute and triple harp, tends to emphasize the kinds of music Bream excels at. Stacatto phrasings, each written to be played with crystalline exactness, are the types of pieces wherein Bream's magnificence is conspicuous and best showcased. Thus, the special relevance of this particular compilation of some of his best Bach work on this CD.

Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry, Gordon Ross - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)

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Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry, Gordon Ross - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)

Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)
Neil Campbell (classical & bass guitar), Carlo Bowry (electric guitar)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Minimalism, Classical Guitar | Label: CD Baby | # CBR001 | Time: 00:42:48

Neil Campbell teams up with Carlo Bowry (Muffin Men/Wizards of Twiddly) and composer/producer Gordon Ross for a release featuring Philip Glass's composition Metamorphosis (beautifully re-arranged as a classical and electric guitar duet), and Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint performed with multiple classical guitars and basses.

Mats Bergstrom - Francisco Tarrega: Guitar Music (2009)

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Mats Bergstrom - Francisco Tarrega: Guitar Music (2009)

Mats Bergström - Francisco Tárrega: Guitar Music (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Guitar | Label: Naxos | # 8.572365 | Time: 01:01:43

Francisco Tárrega, the most influential Spanish virtuoso performer of the nineteenth century, was a charismatic romantic who, with a cigarette in his mouth, mesmerized his audiences for hours with his performances. On this disc, Swedish Royal Academy member Mats Bergström expresses the ‘light and shade’ of Tárrega’s music (sans cigarette!) on a modern instrument based on an 1888 model owned by the composer himself. The Preludes, composed between 1889 and 1909, are particularly well regarded pieces, while the other works include original compositions and imaginative transcriptions.

Patrik Kleemola - Through Green Glass: Mikko Heinio, Juha T. Koskinen, Harri Suilamo, Pertti Jalava, Kai Nieminen (2015)

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Patrik Kleemola - Through Green Glass: Mikko Heinio, Juha T. Koskinen, Harri Suilamo, Pertti Jalava, Kai Nieminen (2015)

Patrik Kleemola - Through Green Glass: Finnish Guitar Music (2015)
Mikko Heiniö, Juha T. Koskinen, Harri Suilamo, Pertti Jalava, Kai Nieminen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical Guitar | Label: Pilfink | # JJVCD-150 | Time: 00:56:24

Patrik Kleemola (b.1981) is one of the most prominent Finnish guitarists to emerge in recent years. After winning the II Guitaristival “Takemitsu” International Guitar Competition in Finland 2004 and gaining prizes in other competitions such as Gargnano's International Guitar Competition, his concert career has taken him to London, Buenos Aires, Rome, Milan, Athens, Turin, Florence, Tallinn, Helsinki and other cities in South America and Europe.