Saffire : the Australian Guitar Quartet.
Featured Australian works
||Stoneworks (2002) guitar quartet no. 7||Richard Charlton||17 mins, 17 sec.|
||Opals (1994) for guitar quartet||Phillip Houghton||9 mins, 38 sec.|
The individual members of Saffire are four of the most successful and talented guitarists Australia has produced - Slava Grigoryan (2002 Classical ARIA winner), Karin Schaupp, Gareth Koch and Antony Field. In coming together, Saffire has discovered a dynamic that goes well beyond the music. Saffire brings a moving and unique listening experience for music lovers and fans of the guitar.
For their debut CD, Saffire ignites the musical senses with passionate, expressive music from Spain, Argentina and Australia.
The track list includes works by Granados, Houghton, Charlton and a stunning four guitar arrangement of Stanley Myers' Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.
Duration: 65 min.
Contents note: Rumba flamenca / Gareth Koch -- Farewell to Stromness / Peter Maxwell Davies, arr. Jan-Olof Eriksson -- Grises y soles / Maximo Diego Pujol -- Nos. 11, 4 & 6 from 12 dancas EspaÃ±olas / Enrique Granados, arr. Jan-Olof Eriksson -- Opals / Phillip Houghton -- Cavatina, from The deer hunter / Stanley Myers, arr. Antony Field -- Stoneworks / Richard Charlton.
This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.
Performers: Saffire guitar quartet ; Antony Field ; Slava Grigoryan ; Karin Schaupp ; Gareth Koch.
Liner notes include program notes and notes on the performers.
Capture session: Recorded 26 January - 6 February 2003 at Ghostgum Audio, Brisbane.
- CD booklet notes: Saffire [ABC Classics: 4767012]
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