Six String Brilliance

Over the past several years, Musical Concepts has released several titles that showcase the brilliance of the guitar. In the hands of an expert, this humble instrument can shine with all the energy and passion of an entire orchestra.

We are proud to present eight offerings of classical guitar music performed by masters of the instrument. Carlos Bonell is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists, and we present two titles of covers by him that showcase his sensitivity as an arranger as well as an expert performer. Magical Mystery Guitar Tour contains 15 arrangements of Beatles favorites and was recently on the top of the UK charts after he appeared on BBC One. He previously released Queen Guitar Rhapsodies to great acclaim. Bonell demonstrates his classical ability with flautist Jennifer Stinton and the English Chamber Orchestra on an album of concertos by the legendary Joaquin Rodrigo, including the masterpiece Concierto De Aranjuez. Marcelo Kayath, in his short professional career, was considered one of the bright new stars of classical guitar, a master of Spanish and South American idioms. He explores the works of the greatest composers of the “Spanish guitar” on these two enchanting albums.

The name Andres Segovia is synonymous with the classical guitar. One of the greatest and most renown classical guitarists of the twentieth century, he helped to usher the genre into the recorded age. Segovia was one of the instrument’s most influential innovators. The two albums that we present demonstrate his mastery with compositions and arrangements spanning five centuries. Grammy winner Julian Bream acknowledges Segovia as highly influential in his own development as a guitarist; he is here presented in his youthful prime performing works by Malcolm Arnold, Mauro Giuliani, and others.

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