Gebeth: Romantic Music For Guitar

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Catalog: STR37112

Susani, Giacomo

Giacomo Susani writes of his new release: “Gebeth is a project born from a deep desire to express that which is genuinely personal and distinctive in the making of my music. The field of recording has indeed proved to be the most effective channel for expressing uncompromising ideas, an ideal context for an unadulterated presentation of my artistic personality regardless of any external influence. For this reason, the choice of the repertoire (although clearly based on the stylistic juxtaposition of the two major personalities of the Romantic guitar, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Giulio Regondi) was made through finding a strong emotional affinity which expresses an intimately artistic and personal link between myself and the works chosen, than following a mere philological approach in the rendering of the music of the past. While recognizing the immense value of the philological contribution which nineteenth-century guitar music has, these recordings attempt to free themselves from accademicism (although there is an aware and a grateful debt) and explore the relationship between the guitarist of the present and the sensitivity of then past, attempting to portray an identification of the performer with the music that he is to perform.”

Price: $20.99