Character interludes / Timothy Kain and Virginia Taylor
Featured Australian works
|From the dreaming (1997) for flute and guitar duo
Recorded/performed at: ANU School of Music, Canberra, ACT, on Jun 09.
|Phillip Houghton||Virginia Taylor, Tim Kain||14 mins, 12 sec.|
||Character interludes (2000) for flute and guitar
Recorded/performed at: ANU School of Music, Canberra, on Jun 09.
|Elena Kats-Chernin||Virginia Taylor, Tim Kain||12 mins, 36 sec.|
Also includes: Suite Buenos Aires / Maximo Diego Pujol -- Retratos / Jaime Zenamon -- Tres temas Argentinas / Coco Nelegatti.
This is a fascinating and diverse program of works from the Southern hemisphere, born of the musical interests of both performers and the very nature of the flute and guitar medium. In the same way that folk songs and dances cross easily into salon and concert music in the repertoire for flute and guitar, these influences intersect comfortable with character pieces and poetic miniatures.
Both flute and guitar have retained strong identities in the realms of folk and popular music of various kinds - and this naturally filters through to concert repertoire. In particular, the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese folk traditions and their transplanted descendants in Latin America offer a rich field of materials and inspiration for composers writing for guitar. We find, then that the flue and guitar duo repertoire has a strong tendency to invoke songs and dances, and for the flute to be often asked to reflect the expressive qualities of the human voice.
Duration: 61 min.
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