New Music with Guitar, Volume 8
Lansky: Partita (18:25)
David Starobin, guitar; Mari Yoshinaga, percussion
David Starobin continues his award-winning ‘New Music with Guitar’ series after a six year hiatus. Volume 8 includes two solo works and two chamber pieces in their premiere recordings. Starobin’s own ‘Variations on a Theme by Carl Nielsen’ takes Nielsen’s Song Behind the Plow and subjects it to 12 variations. Paul Lansky’s Partita for guitar and percussion is in four beautiful and intricate movements. ‘Six Pages’ by the Danish composer Poul Ruders presents miniatures that range from light and comic to sustained and meditative. George Crumb’s Ghosts of the Alhambra is a song cycle based on poems of Lorca and features the distinguished American baritone Patrick Mason.