As the title promises, the record presents various colours of the guitar: the Argentinian milonga and tango (so typical of Astor Piazzola), subtle references to Chopin in the compositions of Alexander Tansman, Spanish climate in Joaquin Rodrigo's music, blues pastiche by Nikita Koshkin, and lastly, the most modern effects in Roland Dyens's "Libra Sonatine" with the use of the whole-tone scale.
Is it possible to listen for a whole hour to percussion music without feeling fatigued? Well, the answer is yes. The Spaces of Rhythm – the latest release of the Krakow Percussion Group – proves that it may be a fascinating and surprising experience.
Another value of the record is the top-quality performance by Andrzej Budejko, a prizewinner at the bassoon competition in Vercelli and an experienced instrumentalist. The Amadeus Orchestra under Agnieszka Duczmal proves once again its position of a leading Polish chamber ensemble.
he sonatas on this album have been selected, arranged and performed by Wladyslaw Klosiewicz, one of the most oustanding harpsichordists now and an expert on old music interpretation. His interpretation is certainly superb, humorous and colourful.
On the evidence of the four selected works featured in this recording, it may be said that in the person of Yuri Laniuk, we are dealing with one of the most dynamic creative talents in Ukrainian music.
Another interpretation of Chopin's concertos; well timed for the Chopin Year.
Slavonic string quartets interpreted by the famous Philharmonia Quartet Berlin.
The whole set consists of rather humourous songs based on folk rhytms, melancholic dumkas and lyrical or even dramatic romances.