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THRUM

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Ghetto Strings (excerpt: Harlem)

David Evan Thomas

Thrum (excerpt: Simply, with feeling)

Van Stiefel

Cinema Castaneda (excerpt: Strange Days)

Gao Hong

Guangxi Impression

"The MGQ's playing is faultless. They are expressive, with a large dynamic and timbral range, perfect ensemble, and an inventive approach to these quite different pieces."

KEN KEATON, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

DANCES OF SPAIN AND ARGENTINA

Alberto Ginastera

Danza del viejo boyero

Danza de la moza donosa

Danza del gaucho matrero (excerpt)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata in D, BWV 912

Jeff Lambert

Minnesota Winter

Chicago Summer

Enrique Granados

Prelude

Añoranza

Ecos de la Parranda

Vascongada (excerpt)

Marcha Oriental

Zambra

Zapateado

Peter Maxwell Davies

Farewell to Stromness (excerpt)

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Astor Piazolla

Windy (excerpt)

Tango para una Ciudad, Part 1

Tango para una Ciudad, Part 2

Isaac Albeniz

Evocacion

El Puerto

El Albaicin (excerpt)

Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition
(excerpt: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks)

"Honestly, this is the best arrangement of these 16 movements (Mussorgsky) I have heard... While staying true to the original sense of the pieces, the Quartet brings fresh colors and lyricism...The works by Piazzolla are rendered with great sensitivity to his genius of taking traditional elements and melding them with the modern."

OVER LAND AND SEA

Sérgio Assad

Uarekena

Maria Kalaniemi

Two Finnish Pieces (excerpt: Hermannin Riili)

Igor Stravinsky

Five Easy Pieces (excerpt: Napolitana)

Federico Moreno Torroba

Estampas

David Crittenden

A Scottish Fantasy (excerpt)

Stephen Funk Pearson

Elassomorph

"With this CD, the MGQ demonstrates that it is one of the major guitar ensembles in the world...The playing on this CD is exemplary: by turns exuberant or delicate, the group always makes a strong statement."

JAMES REID, SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE

NEW WORKS FOR GUITAR QUARTET

David Kechley

Voices from the Garden (excerpt: Grooves)

Leo Brouwer

Cuban Landscape with Rumba (excerpt)

Leslie Bassett

Narratives (excerpt: Finale)

Naomi Sekiya

Tobila

Janika Vandervelde

Genesis V

Eleanor Hovda

Armonia

"A winning collection of new classical pieces commissioned by this superb nylon-string ensemble. Besides sounding great in their own right, the music by the six composers represented here shares common traits (virile rhythms, hyperactive antiphonal scoring and an ability to be tuneful without getting dippy) that bode well for the future of the increasingly popular four-guitar medium."

GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

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