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OURKOUZOUNOV, A.: Guitar Sonatas Nos. 1–5 (Cycling Modes) (Tosidis)



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OURKOUZOUNOV, A.: Guitar Sonatas Nos. 1–5 (Cycling Modes) (Tosidis)

Award-winning Atanas Ourkouzounov is one of Bulgaria’s foremost composers and has written prolifically for the guitar. These five sonatas reveal elements of Bulgarian national music—sometimes through a textured soundscape that includes percussive elements—cast in forms that are often rhythmically asymmetric. Teeming with complex harmonies, contrapuntal effects and poignant depth, the sonatas are a vivid contribution to the contemporary guitar repertoire.

Ourkouzounov, Atanas

  Guitar Sonata No. 1
1.   I. Allegro assai 00:03:53
2.   II. Adagio quasi canzone 00:02:14
3.   III. Vivo 00:03:05
  Guitar Sonata No. 2, "Hommage à Bartók"
4.   I. Allegro 00:03:12
5.   II. Scherzo 00:02:02
6.   III. Interlude 00:01:41
7.   IV. Toccata 00:02:05
  Guitar Sonata No. 3, "Cycling Modes"
8.   I. Vivo 00:04:13
9.   II. Poco rubato 00:04:38
10.   III. Presto nervoso 00:03:06
  Guitar Sonata No. 4
11.   I. Allegro con spirito 00:05:02
12.   II. Lamentoso 00:03:58
13.   III. Allegro inquieto 00:04:00
  Guitar Sonata No. 5
14.   I. Movimento fluido 00:05:14
15.   II. Scherzo diabolico 00:03:53
16.   III. Partite variate 00:05:39

Total Playing Time: 00:57:55

Ourkouzounov, Atanas

Tosidis, Kostas

Label: Naxos

Series: Guitar Collection

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.574117

Barcode: 747313411771

Release Date: 12/2019

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