ANGELO GILARDINO (b.1941): Guitar Concertos - Concertino di Hykkara for Guitar and Wind Orchestra (Angelo Marchese [guitar], Winds of the Orchestra da Camera Siciliana, GliArchiEnsemble; Giuseppe Crapisi), Concertino del falco (Alberto Mesirca [guitar], Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico; Giampaolo Maria Bisanti), Concerto di Oliena (Cristiano Porqueddu [guitar], Synfonica-Orchestre de Chambre de la Vallée d'Aoste; Luciano Condina).
Catalogue Number: 05P083
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Dating from 2012, 2011 and 2007, these concertos were all inspired by geography, two by Sicilian towns and one by the north Prussian plain (and the writings of an anti-Nazi German author). Although the blinding brilliance of the sun and the greens of the olives and vines and the blue of the skies are the same as in Spain, home of guitar concertos, Gilardino's are concerned with more metaphysical matters. Tonal but not virtuosic, these are three mood-scapes with more introspection and severity than local color and should appeal to even moderatly adventurous collectors of the genre.