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Gerard Drozd
Composer and guitarist
Composer and guitarist
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Pierwszy koncert festiwalu odbędzie się już się 4 listopada.
Świetni Artyści i ciekawe programy wszystkich koncertów.
The first concert of the festival will take place on November 4.
Great Artists and interesting programs of all concerts.
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New recording of my Polish Suite op.67 (Zagreb, Croatia)
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From a concert in Mexico
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Music for two guitars
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NEW CD
Ghosting
Brasil Guitar Duo

This superb CD opens with a pair of wonderful Baroque keyboard pieces by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764), arranged for two guitars by BGD member João Luiz. The duo’s timing is absolutely impeccable; everything is as clean and confidently rendered as can be. From there, the rest of the album is by modern, living composers (with the exception of Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose rather dark “Prelude” for Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4. appears). Gerard Drozd, who has written for the duo in the past, contributes a new piece for them, the seven-part Suite Op. 142, which is, the composer says, “a kind of music that can describe different moods, places, human characters, etc. There is no need to describe each movement separately. I leave it to listeners of the CD and believe in their inner or innate sensitivity and imagination.” Suffice it to say that the suite travels a multitude of expressive musical byways to create an impressive whole I can easily imagine other duos trying out for themselves.

Some of the Rameau/Baroque vibe returns in BGD member Douglas Lora’s Valsa; that’s followed quickly by Luiz’s Djavan’s Portrait, based on a theme by contemporary Brazilian songwriter/guitarist Djavan Caetano Viana, whom Luiz cites as an early influence: “I wanted to create a kind of lounge samba, with influences of rock, jazz, and Bartok.” Mission accomplished! The title track by David Leisner (again, written for the duo, in 2014) is another fascinating piece that goes many rewarding places, from its slow, minimalist beginning of harmonic pings, to more accelerated passages, and a quiet ending that drops off in a return to harmonics. Then, Marco Pereira’s Bate-Coxa is a perfect uptempo Brazilian romp to bring the disc to its conclusion.

Blair Jackson

Pièces de Clavecin: Les Cyclopes, Gavette avec 6 Doubles (Rameau, arr. Luiz); Suite Op. 142 (Drozd); Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, “Preludio” (Villa-Lobos, arr. Luiz); Posludio (Lora); Valsa (Lora); Djavan’s Portrait (Luiz); 7 Anéis (Gismonti, arr. Luiz); Ghosting (Leisner); Bate-Coxa (Pereira)

The album can be previewed and purchased through CDBaby and iTunes, and streamed on Spotify and Apple Music

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Variations for four guitars
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Five Poetical Sketches op. 163
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Sonata op. 159
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Variaciones sobre un tema de Chopin op. 49
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Po raz pierwszy w Polsce fantastyczny oraz wyjątkowy Quatuor Eclisses.
Zbliżamy się do finału festiwalu.
Już w niedzielę, 26 listopada.

For the first time in Poland the fantastic and unique Quatuor Eclisses.
We are approaching the finale of the festival.
Already on Sunday, November 26
//http://kultura.gliwice.eu/aktualnosci/kultura/
Na cztery gitary | Kultura
Na cztery gitary | Kultura
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