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April 4, 2017 "Shaun Rigney, Duo Melis Interviews"
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Slava Grigoryan Duo Melis
photo by Ingrid Kaiser
Tracy Tracy

This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features 2010 interviews with Australian composer Shaun Rigney, and Duo Melis's Susana Prieto (Spain) and Alexis Muzurakis (Greece).

The program begins with the young Uruguayan guitarist Marco Sartor (winner of the 2008 JoAnn Falletta Guitar Concerto Competition) performing John Downland's "Sir John Smith's Almain."

In an interview recorded in March 2010, Duo Melis speak about Fernando Sor's "L'Encouragement" for two guitars was written to encourage a talented student to take the lead part.

Australian composer Shaun Rigney (b. 1960) discusses how the name of a rare deep-blue gemstone found primarily in Afghanistan came to become the title of his guitar concerto.

The program continues with the young Canadian guitarist Tracy Anne Smith performing Dusan Bogdanovich's "Mysterious Habitats"

French guitarist Benoit Albert's chamber music group, La Compagnie des Arts performs their arrangements of two tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

The program concludes with the Brasil Guitar Duo performing Heraldo do Monte's "Forrozim."

Program ID# 17-14
Title: Shaun Rigley, Duo Melis Interviews

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:57


Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)


Sir John Smith's Almain
Marco Sartor, guitar
Fleur de Son Classics 57998

Interview: Duo Melis: We played several pieces by Sor... ... I took some others.

Sor: L'Encouragement
Duo Melis
Azurra Music 1017

Interview: Shaun Rigney: The title Lapis Lazuli... ... a sort of fantasy on the history of the guitar, and that's how the guitar concerto came about.

Shaun Rigney: Guitar Concerto "Lapis Lazuli"
Slava Grigoryan, guitar
Orchestra Victoria
Brett Kelly, conductor
ABC Classics 476-277

Dusan Bogdanovich: Mysterious Habitats
Tracy Anne Smith, guitar
Tracy Anne Smith 84501-08003

Piazzolla: Two Tangos: Novitango, Amelitango
La Compagnie des Arts
Milan 301-710

Heraldo do Monte: Forrozim
Brasil Guitar Deo
Concert Artists Guild 820360130625


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