Sunday, December 15, 2019

classical guitar Naxos releases for December--Ourkouzounov, Cycling Modes by Kostas Tosidis and Koshkin, 24 Preludes and Fugues volume 1 by Asya Selyutina (update-playlists on YT)

Herein is the most unabashed advertisement for recordings of musicians whose work I admire I have yet written.

Go buy these albums!

Ourkouzounov, Guitar Sonatas, performed by Kostas Tosidis
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574117
Koshkin, 24 Preludes and Fugues, volume 1, performed by Asya Selyutina
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.579058

Go buy these albums now!  If physical media isn't your thing you can find them on iTunes and as digital download albums and there's always direct from Naxos.

Congratulations to Koshkin and Selyutina and also congratulations to Atanas and to Tosidis for these releases coming out!

I most assuredly plan to write about these CDs and the music on them in 2020 but only after I've soaked up the music and had several weeks to do some serious score study because, of course, I've got the scores for these musical works. :)

Unless something really unusual happens the plan is that this be the last post for 2019.  Enjoy the holidays and unless something really unusual comes up Wenatchee The Hatchet is going to take a break from blogging to do more reading and music study for 2020 stuff. 

UPDATE 12-21-2019

Somebody set up a playlist for the recordings. 

Here's Guitar Sonata 1-5 by Ourkouzounov
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_m-tInGRewMHdr31kslslhpPJA5qOTdzZQ

Here's Koshkin's Preludes and Fugues for solo guitar, volume 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_ljZkUNqMA&list=OLAK5uy_lcdpmpzliQMXH2iFp-hD7_YIDNmO6Jc8o