Aquarelle Guitar Music
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Review - Classical Guitar Magazine (September 2002)
Aquarelle, sub-titled 'Guitar music from South America', features a programme of works from guitarist/composers with the exception of Guido Santorsola.
There is little about Carsten Pedersen in the sleeve notes except to mention that he has had lessons with, amongst others, Barrueco, Russell, Kappel, Cotsiolis, Dyens and four of the composers represented on this recording - Assad, Bellinati, Zea and Morel. With a CV such as this one would expect great things - and great things are certainly in abundance on this fabulous recording.
Throughout the entire disc, Pedersen plays with a self-assurance in the full knowledge that he has all the technical resources required for this very demanding music at his fingertips (witness the astonding virtuosity he displays in Barrio's Estudio No. 3 where he knocks it off in just 1'39"). This ability coupled with his creative musicianship makes this one of the finest solo recordings to come my way in a long time.
Highly recommeded. - Steve Marsh
The folk music of Latin America has often been the source of inspiration for its classical composers. The folk music is of exceptional quality, blending complex rhythm with lyrical melody. It has often been said that this music represents the mixture of three different cultures: the indigenous Indian music, European music and African music. This mixture may account for the incredible richness of the Latin American Folk heritage. In South America there has been a long tradition of guitarists who are also fine composers for their instrument. All the composers represented on this recording are guitar players with the exception of Guido Santorsola.
AUGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORE:
1. Jha che Valle (Danza Paraguaya #2)
2. Cancion de la hilandera
3. Estudio de concierto A-Major
4. Estudio #3 E-Minor
5. Vals Tropical
6. Las abejas
7. Preludio (from "Suite Antigua")
9. Seis por derecho
10-12. Aquarelle (Divertimento - Valseana - Preludio e toccatina)
13. Um amor de valsa
15-17. Sonatina (Allegretto - Andante espressivo - Allegro)
18. Pajarillo (joropo al estilo del arpa llanera venezolano)
About the artist: Carsten Pedersen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus where his teachers were Leif Christensen and Erling Moldrup. He has also studied with Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis, Roland Dyens and Hubert Kappel and with four of the guitarist/composers represented on this CD: Sergio Assad, Paolo Bellinati, Luis Zea and Jorge Morel.
Carsten Pedersen plays an Eric Sahlin guitar.