℗ 2013 Chandos


Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

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Gran Solo, Op.14 (arr. S. Assad for guitar quartet)  
Andante – Allegro – [ ] – Tempo I [Allegro]
Fernando Sor; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 (arr. by W. Kanengiser)  
I. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso –
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
II. Variazioni. Andante con moto – Poco meno mosso – Tempo I
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
III. Alborada. Vivo e strepitoso –
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
IV. Scena e canto gitano. Allegretto –
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
V. Fandango asturiano – Coda. Vivace assai – Presto
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
La Vega, "Fantaisie espagnole" for piano (arr. D. Roe for guitar quartet)  
Allegretto – Andante
Isaac Albéniz; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Folias, Op. 33a (Guitar Quartet No. 4)
Ian Krouse; Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:23
"... as with the AGQ’s previous albums, not only are the playing and overall ensemble razor sharp but every tone colour available to a guitarist is exploited to the full. Serious fun."
- Gramophone

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is a dynamic and innovative ensemble known for its expansive repertoire and groundbreaking work in developing the guitar quartet medium. This album, focusing on the music of Spain, includes the Grand Solo by virtuoso guitarist and composer Fernando Sor, skillfully arranged here by Sergio Assad. Based on Spanish folk tunes, Capriccio espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov is a colourful and flamboyant work that suggests a strong Mediterranean character. The piano works of Isaac Albéniz are particularly suited to arrangement for guitar as shown by the late impressionistic work La Vega.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue 80 HERTZ Studios, Manchester; 12 and 13 April & 9 and 10 May 2013
Executive producer: Ralph Couzens
Recording producer: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Sound engineer: Mark White
Assistant engineer: George Atkins
Editor: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Mastering Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Photograph of the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet © Ben Wright
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Publishers: Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan, Saint-Romuald, Québec (Capriccio espagnol), Peermusic Classical, New York (FolÍas)

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