TORONTO: London-based guitarist Graham Devine recorded a
programme of 20th Century British masterpieces for solo guitar in
Toronto in July. The programme included all of Lennox Berkeley's
solo guitar music, as well as the magnificent Bagatelles by William
Walton, and works by Richard Rodney Bennett and Peter Maxwell
The CD was produced by Bonnie and
Norbert Kraft, the recording team responsible for the Naxos
Guitar Collection, an ambitious survey of major guitar repertoire
spanning the entire history of the instrument.
Graham Anthony Devine recently
performed on another Naxos recording, Volume 3 of Leo Brouwer's
complete guitar works (8.554195). An American Record Guide review
of the disc proclaimed that Devine's "musicianship is unimpeachable,
his fleet technique is world-class."
Above: Graham Devine
records solo guitar works by the British masters of music.