Smaro interpreting the beautiful 4 Préludes for guitar by Fernande Peyrot using the "Kertsopoulos guitar support-amplifier".
Smaro Gregoriadou interprets Préludes pour guitare by Fernande Peyrot (1888-1978).
(00:00) Prélude I – Larghetto
(01:18) Prélude II – Moderato / Poco più lento (tempo rubato)
(03:25) Prélude III – Scherzando vivace
(04:47) Prélude IV – Vivo con fuoco - Più lento cantando - Tempo Io
During her lifetime, French-Swiss Fernande Peyrot (1888-1978) was considered one of the most important female composers of the 20th century. She belonged to the composers of Frank Martin's generation. Peyrot’s skills and unique music personality brought her to the attention of legendary musicians of her time, including guitarist Andrés Segovia and conductor Ernest Ansermet. Her well-crafted compositional output is quite extensive, including orchestral works, chamber music, choral works and songs. Until fairly recently she belonged to the mostly forgotten composers of her generation. Her four Préludes pour guitare, most probably composed in the early 1930s, show her at her very best. These are four delicate miniatures, contrasted in mood and harmonic and rhythmic development.
Instrument, tuning schemes, string configurations: KERTSOPOULOS AESTHETICS http://www.kertsopoulosaesthetics.blogspot.com
Smaro is a recording artist of DELOS http://www.delosmus.com
and this composition is included in her cd "El Aleph" (DE 3490).
Video/audio production: AN-ART ARTISTRY http://www.an-art.com
. Smaro Gregoriadou: Reinventing guitar! http://www.smarogregoriadou.com