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SMARO GREGORIADOU: Reinventing Guitar! (DE3398)

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A “must-have” for guitar enthusiasts, Reinventing Guitar brings a rich array of novelties from young Greek guitar virtuoso and composer Smaro Gregoriadou. She plays music from the Baroque to the present on three guitars differing in type, number and material of strings, timbre and tunings, all built by Yorgos Kertsopoulos of Kertsopoulos Æsthetics. Kertsopoulos’ instruments blend exhaustive historical and aesthetic research with practical acoustic applications for current audiences. 

 

Liner notes available here

Critical praise for this CD here  

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...a guitar edition that changes the flow of the history of the instrument...

...excellence in performance, an almost “pagan” delight of hearing...

...the recording master work of the decade...

...the essence of the word “reinventing”...

...many virtues, that exhibit the sound qualities and possibilities of the guitar at their very best...

...a glimpse into the future acoustic possibilities of the guitar...

...heartily recommended by Fanfare magazine for this exciting approach to Bach, Scarlatti and modern balkan music...

...a fascinating cd for any classical music enthousiasts and a definite must-have for any serious classical guitar fans... 

...an excellent grasp of the work's elusive architecture... 

...a festival for the ears... 

...it will definitely fascinate the listener...

...an authentic phantasmagoria of timbre; an uninterrupted musical flow, dense, smooth and vital...

Original works & transcriptions for guitar interpreted on:

  • Triple-double-single course alto guitar in first world presentation
  • Classical guitar in ordinary & low tunings
  • Soprano guitar with scalloped fingerboard in high tuning,

featuring KERTSOPOULOS ÆSTHETICS

Released by DELOS PRODUCTIONS http://www.delosmus.com/

Distributed worldwide by NAXOS OF AMERICA INC

Month of release: July 2009