Aquarelle Guitar Quartet!
This guitar Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK. Members include:
• Michal Baker
• James Jervis
• Vasilis Bessas
• Rory Russell
The music which the Quartet has chosen for this album represents an internationally diverse and chronologically varied spectrum of music. Classics such as Boccherini’s Introduction and Fandango sit alongside original arrangements of the music of Piazzolla and Biréli Lagrène and most notably a new commission from the British composer and saxophonist Andy Scott. Scott’s work, Seven Dances and ‘No Looking Back’, is a collection of inspired movements that show off the guitar’s many attributes in imaginative and dynamic ways, drawing on traits of a variety of contemporary musical styles and genres.
Click here for a sample of the quartet’s sound and more information.
This new CD will be available July 27, 2010
There are 34 tracks on this new CD; Examples of the diversity are:
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (arr. for guitar quartet)
Dancas Nativas: I. Twisted Samba
Introduction and Fandango
Hasta Alicia Baila
Seven Dances and ‘No Looking Back’
La Muerte del Ángel
Here is a sample from the Group’s recording “Spirit of Brazil”: