Duarte: Guitar Music

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Duarte: Guitar Music

Duarte, J W:

Suite piemontese, Op. 46

Toute en ronde, Op. 57

Musikones, Op. 107

English Suite, Op. 31

Variations on a Catalan Folk Song, Op. 25

Birds, Op. 66

Homage to Antonio Lauro (Three Waltzes)

Sonatinette, Op. 35

Antigoni Goni (guitar)



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John Duarte: Suite piemontese, Op. 46

I. Pastorale

II. Canzone

III. La Danza

John Duarte: Toute en ronde, Op. 57

I. Ritual Dance

II. Waltz

III. Spring Dance

John Duarte: Musikones, Op. 107

I. Terpsichore I

II. Erato

III. Terpsichore II

IV. Euterpe

V. Terpsichore III

John Duarte: English Suite, Op. 31

I. Prelude

II. Folk-song

III. Round Dance

John Duarte: Variations on a Catalonian Folksong, Op. 25, "Canco de Llabre"

Variations on a Catalan Folk Song, Op. 25

John Duarte: Birds, Op. 66

I. Swallows

II. The Swan

III. Sparrows

John Duarte: Homage to Antonio Lauro

I. Moderato, con grazia

II. Andante espressivo

III. Rondo

John Duarte: Sonatinette, Op. 35

I. Con anima

II. Con delicatezza

III. Vivo

Gramophone Magazine

August 2001

“John Duarte, now in his eighties, has found a rich vein to explore over the years with the guitar miniature. From his background as a player comes the unfailingly idiomatic character of the music - it sounds as though it's extremely grateful to perform - and from his experience of jazz comes the freely varied melodic lines and the chromatic chords that mildly spice a fairly conventional idiom. Of the eight works here, six are small-scale three-movement suites, with very few movements lasting longer than three minutes. "Some of the best music has been recorded before; the Greek-inspired Musikones, for instance, with its neat alternation of song and dance and interesting use of pentatonic and other modal formations, or the Variations on a Catalan Folksong, an effective showpiece written for John Williams, which accompanies the theme with a figure derived from Bach's Fourth Cello Suite and introduces a different tonality for each of the variations. "The waltzes in homage to Antonio Lauro are written in a straightforward, old-fashioned romantic style, whilst some of the other music is more neo-classical, especially the Sonatinette with its harmony based on fourths. Taken as a whole, the disc is more like easy listening than a vital, compelling musical experience, but there's no doubting the commitment or artistry of Antigoni Goni's performances. Her full, rich tone is well reproduced, too.”

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