Havana, Rio, Moscow
Label: Simax Classics
Olsen; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Mikkelsen
Composed by: Villa-Lobos; Brouwer
For Stein-Erik Olsen’s first guitar concerto recording he teamed up with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, renowned for its outstanding sound – rooted in outstanding musicianship. Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Fantasia concertante (1951) is dedicated to Andrés Segovia. Leo Brouwer's Concerto Elegiaco was influenced by Javanese gamelan music as well as by the Afro-Cuban intricacies of Brouwer's native Cuba. Nikita Koshkin, born in Moscow, is a virtuoso guitarist whose international reputation has been secured through worldwide performances of his superb compositions.