Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) / Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
FEATURESartist: Raphaella Smits
title: AVE MARIA - Baroque Recital
composers: Johann Sebastian BACH, Silvius Leopold WEISS, Henry PURCELL, Georg Philipp TELEMANN.
instrument: John Gilbert guitar #46 (1980), (2018, maintenance and good care by Geert Vermeiren)
label: Soundset Recordings
CD number: SR1106
recorded: at Rockaway Studios, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, September 2018.
AVE MARIA - Baroque Recital
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"This is not your typical baroque guitar recording. For one thing, guitarist and arranger Raphaella Smits has selected a somewhat unusual program of compositions originally for keyboard or violin as well as the more common lute pieces: Bach’s Prelude BWV 846 (in an arrangement based on Charles Gounod’s adaptation) and second keyboard partita (BWV 1004), selections from a Purcell keyboard suite, a gorgeous arrangement of one of Telemann’s fantasias for solo violin, and a couple of lute pieces by Silvius Weiss. Smits plays an eight-string guitar, which gives her quite a bit of additional range and stops her having to make the kinds of register adjustments that might be required with a conventional six-string guitar. Her playing is marvelous–virtuosic without being showy, and emotionally expressive within the constraints of the baroque idiom. Highly recommended."
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