Karin Schaupp – Mosaic: Australian Guitar Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:15:10 minutes | 683 MB | Genre: Classical
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This marks the first album ever recorded of Australian guitar concertos, starring internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp with two different orchestras. Schaupp turns her attention to these modern pieces, all composed between 1989 and 1995, by Ross Edwards, Philip Bračanin and Peter Sculthorpe, representing their major works for the instrument. A fourth piece, the inspiration for the album title, is Mosaic for Adrian Walter by Richard Charlton, himself a guitarist.
Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, acclaimed not only for her breathtaking technical mastery, but also for the passion and intensity of her playing. With this album she celebrates the rich and vibrant Australian guitar repertoire, presenting four concertos that create a uniquely Australian musical landscape.
These fine performances, in which [Schaupp – is ably accompanied by a variety of Australian orchestras and conductors, like the composers themselves demonstrate an ability not just to describe a landscape in music but to tell its story.
01 – Mosaic
02 – Concerto for Guitar and Strings, ‘Arafura Dances’: I. First Maninya
03 – Concerto for Guitar and Strings, ‘Arafura Dances’: II. Arafura Arioso
04 – Concerto for Guitar and Strings, ‘Arafura Dances’: III. Second Maninya
05 – Guitar Concerto: I. Allegro assai
06 – Guitar Concerto: II. Doloroso
07 – Guitar Concerto: III. Allegro vivace
08 – Nourlangie
Karin Schaupp – guitar
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – Conducted by Benjamin Northey (1) / Conducted by Richard Mills (2-4,8)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Conducted by Ronald Spigelman