Domeniconi: Concerto Mediterraneo & Chaconne
Staatskapelle Halle; Kavanagh, Dale; Amadeus Guitar Duo; Piollet, Marc; Malát, Jirí; Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester
Carlo Domeniconi retains a close relationship with the culture of the Mediterranean whose traditions and customs permeate the ‘Concerto Mediterraneo, Op. 67’ in which the two guitars evoke North African and Middle Eastern plucked instruments such as the oud and the saz. Domeniconi’s prestige as an internationally esteemed guitarist informs ‘Oyun’, a vivacious and true hybrid of Turkish and Western influences, while Trilogy demands both unusual tuning and imaginative improvisation from the performer. Full of virtuosity, energy and pensive melancholy, ‘Toccata in blue’ embodies allusions to boogie-woogie and the blues. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as the Amadeus Guitar Duo and are today regarded as one of the pre-eminent international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from critics around the world. Having enjoyed great success, with more than 80 concerts annually, as an unaccompanied duo, Kavanagh and Kirchhoff decided to expand their repertoire to include that for guitar and orchestra.