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Guitar Recital: Smith, Johan - BACH, J.S. / BRITTEN, B. / MERTZ, J.K. / PONCE, M.M. / SCHWIZGEBEL, J.

    
      

 

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Guitar Recital: Smith, Johan - BACH, J.S. / BRITTEN, B. / MERTZ, J.K. / PONCE, M.M. / SCHWIZGEBEL, J.

Johan Smith, 2019 winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition, presents his dream programme in this recital. Bach’s Toccata for harpsichord ‘borders on the unplayable’ for the guitar, especially in its final double fugue, while Manuel Ponce’s Variations on La folía de España and Fugue is one of the most challenging peaks of the repertoire. Mertz’s celebrated virtuoso Concertino is followed by Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland, renowned for its blend of Elizabethan melancholy and contemporary strangeness. The recital concludes with a world premiere, the evocative Sables Stellaires by Josquin Schwizgebel, dedicated to Johan Smith.


Bach, Johann Sebastian
Grondona, Stefano, arranger(s)

  Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914 (arr. S. Grondona for guitar)
1.   Play with flash player 00:00:54
2.   Play with flash player Un poco allegro 00:01:56
3.   Play with flash player Adagio 00:02:15
4.   Play with flash player Fuga: Allegro 00:03:42

Ponce, Manuel María

  Diferencias sobre La Folía de España y Fuga (Variations on La Folía de España and Fugue)
5.   Play with flash player Diferencias sobre La Folía de España y Fuga (Variations on La Folía de España and Fugue) 00:22:45

Mertz, Johann Kaspar

  Guitar Concertino
6.   Play with flash player Guitar Concertino 00:08:00

Britten, Benjamin

  Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on Come, heavy sleep, Op. 70
7.   Play with flash player Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on Come, heavy sleep, Op. 70 00:16:30

Schwizgebel, Josquin

  Les Reflets de l'Obscurité (Reflections from the Darkness): III. Sables Stellaires (Stellar Sands)
8.   Play with flash player Les Reflets de l'Obscurité (Reflections from the Darkness): III. Sables Stellaires (Stellar Sands) 00:04:21

Total Playing Time: 01:00:23






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Britten, Benjamin; Mertz, Johann Kaspar; Ponce, Manuel María; Schwizgebel, Josquin

Arranger(s):
Grondona, Stefano

Artist(s):
Smith, Johan

Label: Naxos

Series: Laureate Series

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.574199

Barcode: 747313419975

Release Date: 06/2020

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