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Solo Guitar Night at the Traditional Guitar Winter 2012
The performance of the two guitarists, entitled A Day in November, which reminds of the eponymous composition by Leo Brouwer, brought various sonorities to the foreground - melancholy and contemplative ones in Johann Kaspar Martz's Elegy, samba rhythms combined with jazz harmonies in Radames Gnatalli's Brazilian Dances or passionate sounds - in the variations on Francisco Tarrega's Aragonese Jota. All of these were played by Tudor Niculescu-Mizil. Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu, in his turn, offered a programme which combined scores by Spanish, Cuban and British composers - with the music taking stunning shapes which alluded to either elegance and nostalgia - in John Dowland's Lachrimae, Manuel de Falla's Homage to Claude Debussy or Leo Brouwer's A Day in November, or virtuosity - in studies by Heitor Villa-Lobos or Isaac Albeniz's Asturias, and strong contrasts - in Grand Overture op.61 by Mauro Giuliani.
The musical stories within the Traditional Guitar Winter show will continue next Saturday, 24th November, with a recital of guitar duets, chosen from Renaissance and Baroque music.
Translated by Irina Borțoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University