Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar

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Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar



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29th Oct 2012




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Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar


Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 for solo guitar

Duo Concertato for violin and guitar

Parlare del più e del meno for solo guitar

Canto e Danza, Op. 191

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7 Folk Ballads arranged by the composer for recorder and guitar

World Première Recording

Intermezzi (5) for guitar, Op. 149

Jesper Sivebæk (guitar), Johannes Søe Hansen (violin) & Bolette Roed (recorder)



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Danish composer Vagn Holmboe was so captivated by the guitar he wrote two beautiful sonatas and a number of solo pieces as well as duets for guitar and other instruments, combining his love of simple, transparent structures and organic musical development with the folklore of foreign cultures and his own Nordic roots. His solo and chamber works for guitar are heard on this CD, Canto e Danze and Folk Ballads in world première recordings.

Vagn Holmboe: Guitar Sonata No. 1, Op. 141

I. Preludio: Allegro rubato

II. Adagio

III. Fugato: Allegro giocoso

IV. Intermezzo: Tempo giusto

V. Rondo: Allegro moderato

Vagn Holmboe: Guitar Sonata No. 2, Op. 142

I. Moderato

II. Allegro giocoso

III. Andante

IV. Allegro rubato

V. Poco adagio

VI. Allegro

Vagn Holmboe: 5 Intermezzi, Op. 149

I. Rubato

II. Allegro

III. Andante

IV. Allegro piacevole

V. Andante - Allegro - Andante

Vagn Holmboe: Duo Concertato, Op. 167

I. Liberamente: Animato

II. Liberamente: Andante con moto

III. Liberamente: Allegro con brio

Vagn Holmboe: Parlare del piu e del meno (To Talk About This and That), Op. 176

I. Andantino

II. Moderato

III. Brioso

IV. Poco adagio

V. Lento - Allegro - Lento - Allegro

Vagn Holmboe: Cancion y danza, Op. 191a

Cancion de siega: Tranquillo - con moto

Cancion de siega: Allegro leggiero

Cancion de siega: Adagio - tempo primo

Danza: Allegro piacevole - meno mosso - tempo primo

Vagn Holmboe: 7 Folk Ballads

No. 1. The Three Ravens (England)

No. 2. Allegro (Israel)

No. 3. L'etait une goelette (It was a schooner) (France)

No. 4. Dans les prisons de Nantes (In the prisons of Nantes) (France)

No. 5. Andante (Ukraine)

No. 6. J'ai descendu dans mon jardin (I went down into my Garden) (France)

No. 7. Mi fa'r han ga mae femten far (My father, he gave me fifteen sheep) (Denmark)

Encore: Moi j'ai cinq sous (I got me five sous) (France)

Gramophone Magazine

May 2013

“If you are searching - in terms of music and its presentation - for exemplary craftsmanship, subtlety of nuance and a profoundly satisfying experience, you need hear no further.”

MusicWeb International

17th June 2013

“the composer is not at his most compelling when writing for guitar, the idioms usually sounding slightly contrived in Scandinavian (and for that matter eastern European) hands, yet Jesper Siveboek's recital, with friends, is still a very pleasant way to spend a reflective hour or so.”

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