[ Chandos / CD ]
Release Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
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With this new album, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet draws a portrait of different aspects of the music they love and perform.
From the baroque to the contemporary, from bluegrass to jazz, from romantic to Latin, the album includes original works for four guitars, arrangements that have been made by members of the group, and even a new work written especially for this project. Aspects is both retrospective and prospective, including favourites which the Quartet has been performing for many years and also pieces which it has learnt specifically for this recording and which will form the basis of new concert programmes in the future.
"All is performed with that same customary blend of high octane virtuosity, relaxed lyricism, tonal richness and perfection of ensemble which has made the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet not merely one of the world's leading guitar ensembles but, for sheer imagination and musicality, equal to the finest string quartet going." Gramophone Magazine, Editor's Choice, January 2017
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