This unusual recording debut of a 19-year-old pianist was made just before the last Chopin Competition.
A very interesting selection of pieces for guitar and a real panorama of the history of solo guitar music, from the old masters.
Featuring prominently in the prolificacy of Bach’s compositions are three suite cycles, each six in number – French Suites, English Suites and Partitas.
The soloist is Wladyslaw Klosiewicz, one of the most distinguished harpsichord-players today. His refined musicality, subtle and perfect technique and absolute artistic taste are a guarantee of success for his interpretations.
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.
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.
The most Polish Chopin works interpreted by the young Japanese Rika Miyatani, a finalist in the 1995 Chopin Competition.
Here we have a splendid creation by the harpsichordist Wladyslaw Klosiewicz. The album is exceptional in that the temperament of the performer matches perfectly the unique qualities of Froberger's music.