This release includes the world premiere of “Gee’s Bend” by Michael Daugherty.
It brings together an interesting combination of works for acoustic and electric guitar.
The versatile artist, Thorsten Drücker also performs concertos by film composers Elmer Bernstein and Malcolm Arnold.
Awards Issue 2012
“Daugherty has captured in his own four-movement 'musical quilt' woven from blues, rock, spiritual and contemporary classical music material...At first I couldn't see the connections between this work and [the Bernstein and Arnold]...Then I began to hear them: the energy of the dance; the drawing on popular and folk music idioms; the unashamed yet highly inventive use of traditional harmony. An unusual and impressive release.”
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