Cipher wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:42 pm
DavisComposer85 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:27 am
For me, when playing guitar concertos, most guitarists couldn't escape from Concierto De Aranjuez.
Maybe it is out of this topic, but I honestly say I'm kind of tired to hear this piece plays by many guitarists.
I'm looking forward more great contemporary Classical guitar composers, hopefully not too much percussive technique which influenced by fingerstyle guitarists.
Sounds like you don't like the Aranjuez Concerto because it is overplayed and I agree it is, but no more and probably not nearly as overplayed as Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto which classical music audiences gladly sit through every season in city orchestras around the world. The Aranjuez is probably the guitar repertoire's most successful, accessible, and memorable work among other attributes that make it the most played concerto. Audiences love it even though guitar aficionados are probably tired of hearing it that doesn't take away from its intrinsic beauty. As somebody mentioned earlier in this thread the topic should be about famous pieces you don't like period, not those you've become tired of.
As for contemporary guitar concertos that fit your criteria I suggest you check out Stephen Goss' Guitar Concerto which has recently been expertly recorded by John Williams on his Concerto album. There's a few other nice pieces for guitar and orchestra on that album too which I'm sure you will enjoy. Let us know what you think of the Goss concerto, the middle movement is quite beautiful and is actually an orchestrated version of his lovely piece for solo guitar the Maryleborne Elegy.
Hi Clpher, I agree what you said here.
Thanks so much for the recommendation for contemporary guitar concertos! Definitely check Stephan Goss' guitar concerto!
Hopefully I can learn more in this forum.
Andrew York is my favourite guitar composer, but there are many great guitar composers out there that I don't know.