Contemporary Italian Music For Guitar Quartet
1. CARMELO NICOTRA: Absinthium; 2. MAURO SCHIAVONE: Quartetto No. 5; 3. NICOLA JAPPELLI: Katastroph Polka; 4-8. GIOVANNI SOLLIMA: Bestiario di Leonardo; 9. PAOLO ARCÀ: Valzer per quattro 10. BRUNO MADERNA: Serenata per un satellite
The Guitalian Quartet comprises four Italian guitar soloists who have joined forces to present new Italian compositions for guitar quartet. Most of this music has been composed for the Guitalians and presents a wide-ranging view of compositional style in present day Italy. A unifying theme through all the compositions is the use of the medium of guitar quartet as a vehicle for virtuoso display. The members of the Guitalian Quartet are: Guido Fichtner, Claudio Marcotulli, Maurizio Norrito and Stefano Palamidessi.