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MAURICE RAVEL / MANUEL DE FALLA / ERIK SATIE / FRANCIS POULENC
Camino
Sean Shibe (guitar)

[ Pentatone / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 20 August 2021

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Camino is guitarist Sean Shibe's first Pentatone album, an introspective programme exploring French-Spanish musical borders, a pilgrimage leading from Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante défunte, Satie's Gymnopédie No.1 and Gnossiennes 1 and 3, Poulenc's Sarabande, De Falla's Miller's Dance and Homaje, pour le Tombeau de Debussy and José's Pavana triste all the way to Mompou's Cançons i dansas 6 and 10, as well as his Suite compostelana. Shibe has deliberately granted Mompou a central role on this album, as his music demonstrates that melancholy, aimlessness and a whole host of other feelings are not things to be avoided or fixed or solved, but experiences to be felt deeply: not with sad nostalgia, but with genuine wonder and excitement at what this means for the future. In that respect, Camino also documents Shibe's personal quest to overcome the challenges of a time dominated by Covid-19, and to ultimately see the world anew.

Multi-award-winning guitarist Sean Shibe brings a fresh and innovative approach to the traditional classical guitar, while also exploring contemporary music and repertoire for electric guitar. Camino is the first fruit of an exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE.

"His exquisite sense of space and unfolding invites comparison with late conductor Sergiu Celibidache's Zen-influenced performance practice." Gramophone Editor's Choice September 2021

"Vivid, beguiling and intensely intimate, [Mompou's] Suite compostelana offers both blueprint and guide for the musical-emotional pilgrimage signalled by the album title...In Shibe's hands it exudes a powerfully restorative combination of wisdom and childlike wonder that extends throughout the album in waves of colour, through singing lines and crisp, evocative rhythms." BBC Music Recording of the Month Oct 2021

"What's really striking is the way in which Shibe sustains a world of intensity and introspection through playing that buzzes with vitality. The attention to detail in his playing is breathtaking; nothing interrupts the flow of the music, and nothing is done purely for effect." The Guardian Five Stars

"Though its programme is centred on Spanish repertoire, with sidesteps to nearby France, the mood is much less picturesque and more introspective than most Spanish excursions suggest…All this perfectly suits Shibe's great gift for painting notes in what seems a thousand colours, with multiple dynamic shadings en route." The Times Five Stars

Tracks:

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
1) Danza del molinero (arr. Tilman Hoppstock)
3.13

Antonio José (1902-1936)
2) Pavana triste (third movement of Sonata for Guitar)
4.50

Frederic (Federico) Mompou (1893-1987): Canço i dansa 10 (arr. Mompou)
3) Canço
1.44
4) Dansa
1.34

Erik Satie (1866-1925)
5) Gymnopédie No. 1
3.02
6) Gnossienne No. 1
3.17
7) Gnossienne No. 3
2.48

Frederic Mompou: Canço i dansa 6 (arr. Alirio Díaz)
8) Canço
1.54
9) Dansa
2.40

Maurice Ravel (1875-1938)
10) Pavane pour une Infante défunte (arr. Sean Shibe)
6.30

Manuel de Falla
11) Homenaje, pour Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
3.59

Frederic Mompou: Suite compostelana
12) I. Preludio
3.08
13) II. Coral
2.42
14) III. Cuna
3.01
15) IV. Recitativo
3.18
16) V. Canción
2.32
17) VI. Muñeira
3.19

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
18) Sarabande, FP179
2.38