Gerard Cousins | A Gift - Guitar Music of Leo Brouwer, John Tavener, Takashi Yoshimatsu & Mark-Anthony Turnage

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A Gift - Guitar Music of Leo Brouwer, John Tavener, Takashi Yoshimatsu & Mark-Anthony Turnage

by Gerard Cousins

Beginning with an idea of stillness and movement or silence and music, the various themes in this collection move from evocations of nature (rhythm and power) to spiritual peace (space and calm)\".
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Wind Color Vector: I. Leeward
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2. Wind Color Vector: II. Calm
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3. Wind Color Vector: III. Windward
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4. Around the Round Ground: II. Canticle
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5. Elystan
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6. Viaje a La Semilla
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7. July 18
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8. A Gift
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9. Chant for Guitar
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10. Hika in Memorium Toru Takemitsu
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11. Tune for Toru
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gerard Cousins is enjoying a growing reputation as one of the Uk\'s most original talents of the classical guitar.
His expressive performances focus on sheer beauty of sound, balanced with deep musical insight.

An International prizewinner, Gerard has performed around the world from London\'s Purcell Room to televised appearances from Peru to Turkmenistan.

His debut recording \'Una Leyenda\', described as \'guitar magic\' on BBC Radio has also been featured on Classic FM.

Gerard\'s latest recording highlights his skills not only as a performer but also as a composer. The new CD includes first recordings of Robert Jacob\'s last work and Gerard\'s own arrangement of the piano meditation \'Tune for Toru\' by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

An evocative musical journey to Cuba, Japan and the UK, \'A Gift\' features major works by Leo Brouwer, Takashi Yoshimatsu and an ethereal performance of John Tavener\'s Chant.

from the sleevenotes:
\"This album is a response to my debut recording of spanish music \'Una Leyenda\', With \'A Gift\' I wanted to explore different aspects of myself and the guitar. Included are works by my favourite contemporary composers and those to which I have a strong personal attachment, like Robert Jacob\'s \'A Gift\' and my own pieces and arrangements.

Beginning with an idea of stillness and movement or silence and music, the various themes in this collection move from evocations of nature (rhythm and power) to spiritual peace (space and calm)\".


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Wilson S

Talent and taste
Love this album! Gerard is extremely talented, of course, but he also chooses and writes such tasteful compositions for the album.

It's on heavy rotation at my house. Hope to catch Gerard live in concert soon.

Jeff Rodrigues


great concept, great playing and above all a great dose of fresh, new and seldom heard repertoire on the guitar!!