Adam Cicchillitti – Impressions Intimes pour 2 Guitares (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Adam Cicchillitti – Impressions Intimes pour 2 Guitares (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:17 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
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This recording is composed of music originally written for piano, harp, or two guitars by leading 20th century composers who spent the bulk of their careers working in Paris. The arrangements, the majority of which are by the Cicchillitti/Cowan duo, eloquently illustrate that the tone colours, intimacy, and pure lyricism of the composers’ styles are ideally suited to the guitar, and that the harmonic language translates beautifully to a guitar duo.

The recording also bears witness to the striking contrasts incompositional styles of the period and of the individual composers. So-called impressionist, neoclassical, neoromantic, or surreal tendencies all had their adherents, as this recording reveals. Compare the sensorial lyricism of Claude Debussy to the very personal neoclassical style of Maurice Ravel or the improvisatory and intimate miniatures of Federico Mompou to the biting wit and deliciously spicy character of Germaine Tailleferre’s music. It is also a wonderful opportun- ity to savour the dissonance and polytonality of André Jolivet’s Sérénade, the only original work for two guitars included in this highly attractive recording. – Richard Turp


1. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonatine: I. Modéré (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
2. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonatine: II. Mouvement de menuet (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
3. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonatine: III. Animé (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
4. Adam Cicchillitti – Música Callada: I. Angelico (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
5. Adam Cicchillitti – Música Callada: V. Legato metallico (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
6. Adam Cicchillitti – Música Callada: XI. Allegretto (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
7. Adam Cicchillitti – Música Callada: XVI. Calme (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
8. Adam Cicchillitti – Impresiones intimas: VIII. Secreto (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
9. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonate pour harpe: I. Allegretto (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
10. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonate pour harpe: II. Lento (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
11. Adam Cicchillitti – Sonate pour harpe: III. Perpetuum Mobile (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
12. Adam Cicchillitti – Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123: V. Bruyères (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
13. Adam Cicchillitti – 2 Arabesques, L. 66: No. 1 (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
14. Adam Cicchillitti – Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117: VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. pour 2 Guitares)
15. Adam Cicchillitti – Sérénade pour deux guitares: I. Praeludio e Canzone
16. Adam Cicchillitti – Sérénade pour deux guitares: II. Allegro Trepidante
17. Adam Cicchillitti – Sérénade pour deux guitares: III. Andante Malinconico
18. Adam Cicchillitti – Sérénade pour deux guitares: IV. Con Allegria
19. Steve Cowan – Pavane pour une infante défunte (arr. pour Guitare)
20. Adam Cicchillitti – Le tombeau de Couperin: I. Prélude (arr. pour 2 Guitares)