20th century Music for Mandolin and GuitarGUIDO SANTÓRSOLA (1904-1984): Sonata No. 6, ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): Suite, Op. 242, THOMAS ALLEN LEVINES (b.1954): … after the quake: 5 Impressions from Murakami, STEPHEN FUNK PEARSON (b.1950): Mountain Moor, BARBARA MONK FELDMAN (b.1950): The Pale Blue Northern Sky.
Catalogue Number: 03W078
Description: Some of the best original music written for mandolin and guitar, showing both instruments as equal chamber music partners in works both challenging and beautiful. The Duo’s surprising range and variety of timbre can be heard from Funk Pearson’s highly atmospheric Mountain Moor, and the intercultural sketches by LeVines, to Santórsola’s lyrical Sonata. Krenek’s Suite is a late (1989) masterpiece that embraces virtuosity, intimacy and quirky wit, with a dramatic mini-opera as its finale, while Monk Feldman depicts an elusive ocean landscape in The Pale Blue Northern Sky. Mare Duo.