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12 Jan 2023

WORLD PREMIERE - Leo Brouwer's "Blue Mountains" Premiered By The Grigoryan Brothers at GSI!

We're very proud to announce that recently, we've witnessed quite a historical event in our showroom. The Grigoryan Brothers - the guitar duo comprised of Slava and Leonard Grigoryan - have premiered the newest composition by maestro Leo Brouwer in our showroom and you can watch it for free on the GSI YouTube channel.

"Blue Mountains" was composed for the Grigoryan Brothers after Leo Brouwer listened to the most recent album of the duo. The title, "Blue Mountains", refers to a region located in Australia, west of Sydney in New South Wales. The region is known for its beautiful landscape full of cliffs, eucalypt forests, waterfalls, and breathtaking views. Leo Brouwer visited this region in the late 1990s.

The first movement, "Lentamente", is incredibly atmospheric, almost describing the feeling of being in the forests of that mountain range. Slava and Leonard recorded this movement on two Kenny Hill guitars - a 2022 Kenny Hill "Signature SP/CD" SP/IN and a 2022 Kenny Hill “Signature Legacy 640 CD/SP” CD/IN.

The second movement, "Toccata Vivace", has a fast and motoric character with absolutely gorgeous harmonies. The middle section is slow and very contemplative, providing a perfect contrast to the beginning and the end of this movement. The duo recorded it on two guitars built by Mario Aracama - a 2022 Mario Aracama SP/AR and a 2021 Mario Aracama SP/MG.

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