Adivinanza de la guitarra

Available on 23rd March 2018!
Adivinanza de la guitarra (KSR002) Front Cover


Catalogue No.: KSR002

Total Playing time: 60:45

Format: CD, Download/Streaming

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This collection of hidden gems, ranging from Renaissance vihuela works by Milán and Valderrábano, a classical work by Sor, and a guitar transcription of Grieg’s romantic piano piece to avant-garde works by Falla and Brindle and flamenco-style works by Ángel Barrios, symbolises Kazu Suwa’s personal interpretation of Federico García Lorca’s poem ‘Adivinanaza de la guitarra (Riddle of the Guitar)’ as a way to explore the essence of the Spanish guitar.

This extensive selection also traces the ever changing music styles and philosophies behind them throughout Renaissance to 20th century while exhibiting the everlasting quality of the Spanish guitar: its warm, vibrant and sensual sonority and lyricism that keeps capturing listeners’ imagination.

Note: This album includes a very valuable and informative liner notes written by Granada's leading biographer Mr Ismael Ramos for the works of the composer Ángel Barrios. Available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

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Track Listing:

Luis de Milán:

  • Fantasía X
  • Fantasía VIII

Enríquez de Valderrábano:

  • Soneto

Fernando Sor:

Introduction et variations sur l’Air: Que ne suis-je la fougère! Op. 26 Intro. : Andante

  • Thême
  • Var. 1
  • Var. 2
  • Var. 3 : Lento cantabile
  • Var. 4 : Andante Allegro

Edvard Grieg:

  • Ensom vandrer (Solitary traveler) from Lyric pieces Book 3, Op. 43, No. 2 Arranged by Kazu Suwa

Manuel de Falla:

  • Homenaje pour Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy

Reginald Smith Brindle:

El Polifemo de Oro, Quattro frammenti per chitarra

  • No 1 : Ben Adagio
  • No 2 : Allegretto
  • No 3 : Largo
  • No 4 : Ritmico e Vivo

Ángel Barrios:

  • Flor Granadina Cristinilla
  • Cristinilla
  • Eloísa
  • De Cádiz a La Habana
  • Viejo romance
  • Jardín granadino
  • Rosario de la aurora
  • Arroyos de la Alhambra: Evocación
  • Arroyos de la Alhambra: Tonadilla