Slava Grigoryan & Sharon Grigoryan – Our Place (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 55:25 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ABC Classic
Australia’s favourite musical couple, Slava and Sharon Grigoryan, invite you to their place and to hear them play their favourite pieces of music for you.
In their very first album together as a duo, Slava and Sharon play the music that means the most to them – from the first serious piece that Sharon ever played as a student and pieces composed by Slava’s guitar heroes, to pieces written specifically for them by friends and family.
“We have now been playing together for five years,” Slava and Sharon write, “And have always known that we wanted to record together. So by the time we scheduled the recording sessions for this album, we had already been talking about it for a few years, and every piece here has been thought about, and tried and played, put on the shelf and come back to.
“Every piece on this album holds a special place in our hearts for different reasons: Ravel’s Habanera was one of the first pieces that Sharon played as a student that opened up her musical imagination; composers Bill Lovelady and Wolfgang Muthspiel are dear friends and long-term collaborators of Slava’s, Astor Piazzolla’s Caf’e 1930 is the first piece we played together as a duo, and Edward Grigoryan’s Ngeringa was composed as a birthday present for Sharon. That’s why this album is so special to us.”
Regarded as a ‘wizard’ of the guitar, Slava Grigoryan has forged a prolific reputation as a classical guitar virtuoso. Born in Kazakhstan, he immigrated with his family to Australia in 1981 and began studying the guitar with his violinist father Edward at the age of 6. By the time he was 17 he was signed to the Sony Classical Label. His relationship with Sony Classical, ABC Classic in Australia, ECM in Germany and his own label Which Way Music has led to the release of over 30 solo and collaborative albums – four of which have won ARIA Awards – spanning a vast range of musical genres.
1. Julie-O (04:43)
2. Jobiniana No. 4 (07:01)
3. Tanto Espaco (03:56)
4. Dark Silk (04:35)
5. Pi`ece en forme de Habanera, M. 8 (02:58)
6. Ngeringa (05:27)
7. Histoire du tango: 2. Caf’e 1930 (07:19)
8. The Brightest Stars Shine Half as Long (03:07)
9. Reflex~oes No. 6: I. Fluido (02:58)
10. Reflex~oes No. 6: II. Doloroso (04:48)
11. Reflex~oes No. 6: III. Vivissimo (02:51)
12. Ave Maria (05:42)