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Kromos - 21st-Century Guitar Music

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Catalogue numberBIS-2395 SACD
Release date2020-04-03
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time60:42

For his new recital disc, the acclaimed Finnish guitarist Ismo Eskelinen had the aim of creating a programme that works like a story: ‘a modern guitar disc that lends itself to continuous listening from beginning to end’. The pieces that he has selected are united by the fact that, with the exception of Tan Dun, Eskelinen has collaborated closely with all the composers. In the liner notes to the disc he expresses his admiration for how intuitively they all understood the essence of the guitar, even though none of them is a guitarist. ‘Everyone has found a unique way to bring his own musical style to the guitar, and each of the composers is clearly recognizable.’

Opening the disc are Kromos by Sebastian Fagerlund and Solo XI by Kalevi Aho, two pieces that in technical terms come close to the limits of what is possible on the guitar, but with a completely convincing musical logic. Olli Mustonen’s Sonata No. 2 contains drama but also lyricism, qualities which are emphasized in Tan Dun’s multi-movement collage Seven Desires with inspiration from the different traditions and characteristics of Spain’s flamenco guitar and China’s pipa (lute). Jukka Tiensuu is among the pioneers of modern Finnish guitar music and wrote his first work for the instrument as early as 1974. His Daydreams from 2016 is composed for guitar and electronics, but the sound world is strongly guitaristic, as the electronic part is modified from fragments played by Eskelinen on the guitar. Sometimes the use of electronics produces echo effects alongside the live guitar, and sometimes the sound image expands into that of a guitar trio. The very brief closing number is an arrangement, by Eskelinen himself, of Timo Alakotila’s calm and soothing Psalm.
 
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  Composer: Fagerlund, Sebastian
  Kromos for solo guitar
01 Moderato espressivo - Meno mosso misterioso - Presto 09:04 $ 2.18 USD
 
 
  Composer: Aho, Kalevi
  Solo XI for guitar 11:01
02 c. 92 (molto rubato) 05:29 $ 1.32 USD
03 c. 100, dolce 05:32 $ 1.33 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mustonen, Olli
  Sonata No. 2 for guitar 10:51
04 I. Drammatico, con rubato 03:21 $ 0.80 USD
05 II. Misterioso, con rubato 04:25 $ 1.06 USD
06 III. Con fuoco 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
 
 
  Composer: Dun, Tan
  Seven Desires for guitar 12:31
07 1. Senza misura - Dolce molto 01:47 $ 0.43 USD
08 2. Andante 00:54 $ 0.22 USD
09 3. Adagio - Senza misura 02:43 $ 0.65 USD
10 4. Rubato 01:38 $ 0.39 USD
11 5. Poco rubato 01:34 $ 0.38 USD
12 6. Dolce rubato 01:34 $ 0.38 USD
13 7. Allegro vivace - Dolce molto 02:21 $ 0.56 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tiensuu, Jukka
  Daydreams for guitar and electronics 14:45
14 Passionately - 01:37 $ 0.39 USD
15 Nostalgically - 03:10 $ 0.76 USD
16 Longing - 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
17 Whimsically - 01:06 $ 0.26 USD
18 Gallantly - 00:35 $ 0.14 USD
19 Excitedly - 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
20 Subito poco al poco rallentando - Enigmatically - 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
21 Kindly 01:37 $ 0.39 USD
 
 
  Composer: Alakotila, Timo
22 Psalm 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
 
  Album total 60:42
ComposerAho, Kalevi
Alakotila, Timo
Dun, Tan
Fagerlund, Sebastian
Mustonen, Olli
Tiensuu, Jukka
GuitarEskelinen, Ismo
ArrangerEskelinen, Ismo

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