Masterpieces of modern guitarmusic...

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Post by robert e » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:28 pm

Kjetil Heggelund wrote:There are at least 3 recordings on spotify of Davidovsky, one with famous guy David Starobin :-)
Lovemyguitar wrote:No, Bream never recorded this piece.
Yes, of course it was Starobin, not Bream! Sorry. I don't know why I so often confuse those two guys.

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Post by eno » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:59 pm

Kjetil, how come Brouwer is not on the list????

IMHO Leo Brouwer is a genius of 20th century music. I especially love El Decameron Negro, Preludios Epigramaticos, Sonata N2, some of etudes simples. Playing those is a sheer delight.

My second favourite is Takashi Yoshimatsu. My favourite pieces are Antique Tree Song, Portrait of Mr. G, Wind Color Vector, Water Color Scalar, I would not hesitate to call them masterpieces. Shin-ichi Fukuda recorded a fascinating CD "Tender Toys" with Yoshimatsu guitar music, also Gerard Cousins plays Wind Color Vector on his CD "A Gift".
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Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:30 pm

Hey Eno! I like Brouwer. I intended that this discussion was about non-guitarist composers (but failed to say so in my original post...) I started another topic for guitarist-composers. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100670
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Post by eno » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:24 am

Oh, OK, fair enough, although Brouwer wrote plenty of non-guitar music and Yoshimatsu is predominantly a non-guitar composer.
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Post by randalljazz » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:40 am

sonata #1 for solo guitar, by nejc kuhar might be added to our list. the third movement is on youtube. a young (1987) composer from slovenia, he seems to be getting some serious recognition.
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Post by William Gregg » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:02 pm

Nikita Koshkin's "Usher Waltz"

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Post by doralikesmath » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:33 pm

Every pieces by Marek Pasieczny, seriously.
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Post by Carey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:28 pm

I haven't read the whole thread here, but I'll mention a favorite of mine: Bayan Northcott's Fantasia for Guitar.

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Re: Masterpieces of modern guitarmusic...

Post by PaulHardy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:14 am

Apologies if this one is included & I missed it; Jarmil Burghauser left a sonata and some other pieces. He wa also a major musicologist and he is the 'B' in Dvorak's catalogue numbers .

Georges Migot - Pour un hommage a Debbusy and a sonata
Miklos Rozsa -- Hungarian-American film and concert composer. Has a sonata on Cristiano Porqueddu's 'Novecento Guitar Sonatas' disc.

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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:49 am

PaulHardy wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:14 am
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Miklos Rozsa -- Hungarian-American film and concert composer. Has a sonata on Cristiano Porqueddu's 'Novecento Guitar Sonatas' disc.
Also on this truly astonishing recording, Gilbert Biberian's first four sonatas. IV in particular would qualify for the thread topic in my view. Sadly I've never heard the subsequent sonatas.
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Post by MaritimeGuitarist » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:25 pm

Maybe I'm missing the point of this thread, but if we are looking for modern (20th century +) composers who were not primarily guitarists or composers for the guitar and who wrote using modern harmonic language, then shouldn't Villa Lobos be on the list? Though he played guitar, I wouldn't really describe him as a guitarist-composer like Brouwer or Barrios.

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Post by PaulHardy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:49 am

MaritimeGuitarist that's a very good point. Hiding in plain sight!

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Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:26 am

Kjetil Heggelund wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Coeck sounds great in the hands of Dinnigan! I'm glad many of you feel the same as me. My point in this thread was to point out all the music that is not so much performed but is worthy of being regarded as a masterpiece. I'm sure we forgot some...maybe Biberian Preludes? Koshkin Preludes & fugues when they arrive :-) When I say "modern guitarmusic" I go for tonal, extended tonality and atonality, written in 20th century. So José's sonata should be there too and Castelnuovo Tedesco!
I should add 21st century too :-) I haven't updated the list that's in here somewhere. After time went on this thread I might have forgotten the point of it. Of course Villa-Lobos belongs here, seems at least I was focused on the last half of the 20th century.

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