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FARQUHAR, D.: Prospero Dreaming / Suite / LILBURN, D.: Pieces for Guitar / 4 Canzonas (New Zealand Guitar Music) (Herbig)

    

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FARQUHAR, D.: Prospero Dreaming / Suite / LILBURN, D.: Pieces for Guitar / 4 Canzonas (New Zealand Guitar Music) (Herbig)

This is the first comprehensive recorded survey of the guitar music of Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar, the two pre-eminent composers who enriched New Zealand’s musical culture in the modern era. Lilburn’s Seventeen Pieces explore the instrument’s wide-ranging potential, alluding to Spanish idioms, the music of Bach and other influences. The other pieces by Lilburn are taken from his unpublished music. Lilburn’s student, David Farquhar, dedicated his engaging Suite to Ronald Burt, the influential British painter and guitarist, who emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1950s and inspired a new generation of artists to write for and perform on the classical guitar. The title piece of this disc, Prospero Dreaming, evokes Shakespeare’s famous line from The Tempest: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on”.


Lilburn, Douglas

  17 Pieces for Guitar
1.   No. 1. — 00:01:30
2.   No. 2. Rather slow, with freedom 00:01:03
3.   No. 3. — 00:00:27
4.   No. 4. Canzona - The Flower of the Sea (arr. of Sings Harry: No. 5 for guitar) 00:02:39
5.   No. 5. Allegro 00:01:28
6.   No. 6. Moderato (with freedom) 00:01:49
7.   No. 7. — 00:00:57
8.   No. 8. Con moto 00:01:12
9.   No. 9. With freedom 00:01:35
10.   No. 10. — 00:01:32
11.   No. 11. Con moto 00:01:39
12.   No. 12. Allegro commodo 00:01:05
13.   No. 13. Canzona: Semplice, con moto 00:01:55
14.   No. 14. — 00:00:51
15.   No. 15. — 00:00:55
16.   No. 16. — 00:00:53
17.   No. 17. — 00:01:31
  Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 1
18.   Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 1 00:01:34
  Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 2
19.   Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 2 00:01:27

Lilburn, Douglas
Herbig, Gunter / Lilburn, Douglas, arranger(s)

  4 Canzonas
20.   No. 1. "Unpublished Piece No. 3" (arr. D. Lilburn) 00:02:31
21.   No. 2. — (arr. G. Herbig) 00:02:22
22.   No. 3. — (arr. G. Herbig) 00:01:17
23.   No. 4. — (arr. G. Herbig) 00:01:48

Farquhar, David

  Suite
24.   I. Prelude 00:01:45
25.   II. Capriccio 00:02:05
26.   III. Ostinato 00:02:21
27.   IV. Rondino 00:04:06
28.   V. Epilogue 00:02:40
  Prospero Dreaming
29.   Prospero Dreaming 00:07:40

Total Playing Time: 00:54:37






Composer(s):
Farquhar, David; Lilburn, Douglas

Arranger(s):
Herbig, Gunter; Lilburn, Douglas

Artist(s):
Herbig, Gunter

Label: Naxos

Series: Guitar Collection

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572185

Barcode: 747313218578

Physical Release: 05/2009

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