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A highly original selection of guitar works in which the night is the inspiration: darkness, suspense and fright for the unknown, but also the mystery, the sense of the supernatural and the immaterial. Composers include Giorgio Mirto himself, and composers writing for Mirto: Manco,Torresan, Di Salvo, Albini, and more familiar composers such as Pujol and Miklos Rozsa whos Valse Crépusculaire was made famous in the film Providence.
Giorgio Mirto is the ideal interpreter for this repertoire: imaginative, speaking the language of love and life itself. A new recording, with personal liner notes by the composer and artist. With its romantic and mystical connotations, ‘night’ has long been the inspiration behind many works of art. This release presents an alternative reading of its beguiling message, detailing a selection of little-known and contemporary compositions that have all been written for guitar. The compilation contains expert performances by Giorgio Mirto and begins with his 3 Nocturnes – the first of several Italian works featured on this disc. As well as revisiting the music of Máximo Diego Pujol, whose complete guitar duets are detailed in a former Brilliant Classics’ release and whose exotic Nocturno brilliantly captures the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires, the collection also includes Valse crépusculaire – written by Hungarian-born Miklós Rózsa for the award-winning film Providence. Andrew York’s spirited Into dark completes the survey, a work that perfectly encapsulates the American’s predilection for mixing classical music with folk and rock elements. Brimming with colour and expression, these miniature and highly varied evocations form a gem of a recording that is not to be passed up. The compilation is a worthy addition to the guitar enthusiast’s library, with the instrument’s subtle nuances perfectly capturing night’s enigmatic nature.
“The performance is inspired. Mirto applies light rubato very naturally, and his dynamic gradations are well calculated. His touch is soft yet strong, and his manner of sound-producing is truly singing. The guitar’s voice is sonorous, without the wooden dryness.”