CARLO DOMENICONI (b.1947): Concerto Mediterraneo for 2 Guitars and Large Orchestra, Op. 67 (Staatskapelle Halle; Marc Piollet), Oyun for 2 Guitars and String Orchestra (Amadeus Guitar Duo, Mannheim Kurpfälzische Chamber Orchestra; Jiří Malát), Guitar Solo: Trilogy, Toccata in blue, Chaconne (Dale Kavanagh [guitar]).
Catalogue Number: 12U059
Description: Domeniconi retains a close relationship with the culture of the Mediterranean whose traditions and customs permeate the Concerto Mediterraneo in which the two guitars evoke North African and Middle Eastern plucked instruments such as the oud and the saz. Oyun is a vivacious hybrid of Turkish and Western influences, while Trilogy demands both unusual tuning and imaginative improvisation from the performer. Full of virtuosity, energy and pensive melancholy, Toccata in blue embodies allusions to boogie-woogie and the blues.