Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Migration

CD

Migration / Slava Grigoryan and the Australian String Quartet.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2017 [4815428] — 1 CD (59 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $22.72 (Usually ships in 2-5 business days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 2849 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

$22.72

Add to Cart

Usually ships in 2-5 business days

Shipping Info

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Black dogs (2008) for guitar and string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker, South Australia, on Dec 16.
Iain Grandage Australian String Quartet, Slava Grigoryan 16 mins, 9 sec.

Also includes: Migration / Ralph Towner -- Flexible sky / Wolfgang Muthspiel.

Product details

Guitarist Slava Grigoryan joins the Australian String Quartet in three world-premiere recordings, bringing dazzling contemporary voices to the guitar quintet genre first forged in the baroque period. Two of the quintets hail from Grigoryan's well-established and genre-hopping guitar trio collaboration with Ralph Towner and Wolfgang Muthspiel; the other is penned by Australian Iain Grandage, one of the most original composers of the new generation.

Ralph Towner is a celebrated jazz guitarist and his quintet, Migration, inspired by the wild nature of America's Pacific Northwest, blends the melodic and harmonic language of jazz with a classical sense of development.

Wolfgang Muthspiel also fuses two different musical genres, drawing on both "the subtleties of classical chamber music and the beauty of groove". Described as an "interactive web of equal voices", the work allows each instrument to shine in its own right.
Australian composer, Iain Grandage, also traverses classical, jazz and popular styles in his work. His theatrical flair comes to the fore in this guitar quintet, contemplating the mind's mystery and complexity in music of kaleidoscopic colour.

Slava Grigoryan has developed an international reputation as a guitarist of rare virtuosity and versatility, performing on stages worldwide and cultivating collaborations with classical orchestras, jazz musicians and world artists, and most notably with his guitarist brother Leonard.

The Australian String Quartet has for over 30 years dedicated itself to musical excellence with an Australian 'accent', reaching out from its home at the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music to audiences globally. The Quartet performs on a matched set of 18th-century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of Ulrike Klein and UKARIA.

Duration: 59 min.

Contents note:

The work has prelude, 3 movements, postlude.

Liner notes include program notes.


User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login