terça-feira, janeiro 09, 2007

David Russell - Baroque Guitar [Bach, Haendel, Scarlatti]


David Russell é, sem sombra de dúvida, um dos maiores violonistas que ainda se apresentam pelo globo. O que ratifica essa minha opinião é o simples fato de que ele ganhou inúmeros prêmios, nos mais variados concursos de violão erudito. Com efeito, Russell é uma grande virtuose. Além disso: ele é um músico exponencial, dono de um toque macio, sutil, presico e maravilhoso.
Neste álbum ele interpreta três grandes gênios da música barroca: George Frideric Handel, Domenico Scarlatti e o grande Johann Sebastian Bach. Somente pelos compositores que o álbum conserva, já valeria a pena ouvi-lo. Mas garanto-lhes: vale ainda mais pela mirífica e esplêndida interpretação de Russell.
Eis o dislist:
David Russell Bach Haendel Scarlatti
GHA CD 126.006, 1989
Georg Friedrich Händel
Suite No. 7 HWV 4320
1. Ouverture
02. Andante
03. Allegro
04. Sarabande
05. Gigue
06. Passacaille
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite BWV 1034
07. Adagio
08. Allegro
09. Andante
10. Allegro
Domenico Scarlatti
11. Sonata K 177
12. Sonata K 178
13. Sonata K 232
14. Sonata K 202
Arrangements by David Russell
Esse álbum foi disponibilizado pelo nobre e emérito Ambrose Bierce. Agradeço-o deveras pelas seguidas e interessantes contribuições para com nosso blog. Eis uma resenha que ele também nos ofertou. THANKS AMBROSE.
While all of this recording is genius, there are two movements that show Mr. Russell's genius in a special light. 1. The Passacaglia from the Handel suite. Anyone who has heard Russell play this in concert needs at least 5 minutes to get her or his breath back. Perhaps the single most brilliant transcription in the world of solo guitar. (Though, in a field of many transciptions, there are many contentors for this honor.) 2. The Andante from the Bach suite.Without any irony, this is "a heartbreaking work of staggering genius." If you want clean playing, soulful performances, great musicality...David Russell is it, on guitar. - Mike Shanahan
GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music.Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997.In May 2003 he was bestowed the great honor of being made "adopted son" of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Recently the town named a street after him, "Avinguda David Russell", in recognition for his musical career.In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics.After winning the grammy award, the town of Nigrán in Spain where he resides, gave him the silver medal of the town in an emotional ceremony.During his studies at the Royal Academy, Mr. Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition .David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of Mr. Russell's musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure.This year he received a homage from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name "Auditorio David Russell".Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with whom he has recorded eleven CDs up to now, among them Aire Latino, which received a grammy this year.The New York Times wrote about his performance: "... Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension".Upon hearing play in London, Andrés Segovia wrote: "My congratulations on your musicality and guitaristic technique".