Guitaristic Scenes

(part two)


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Guitarist_1Guitaristic Scenes part two. Het vervolg op Guitaristic Scenes part one met hierin 10 composities. Ook deze Guitaristic Scenes zijn overwegend tonaal geschreven en hebben ook allemaal een licht modern karakter. Prijs: €10,95 | B- C fase Al deze stukken zijn opgenomen door Eugène den Hoed op Iduna CD ‘Music for Guitar’ volume 9  GTSC 1415.

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LA GUITARRA OSTINATA  Eugene Den Hoed Muziekuitgeverij Iduna 0115, 10 pp. Philip Glass inspired this work of interesting patterns and shifting complexities This man’s music is never boring, but instead is always inventive, with plenty of wonderful musical ideas, and as he is so prolific, it is surprising that more people haven’t taken his pieces into the concert hall. This latest one-movement work has a dedication to Philip Glass, and it is immediately apparent that Hoed has styled the work on some of Glass’ musical ideas. The piece has two entirely different sections, the first being a group of six eighth notes that you repeat three more times, before a new six-note pattern, which is played four times, and so on. The patterns themselves are almost hypnotic in nature, and usually bob around in an almost random fashion, with lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs in the middle to make this a harder piece to play than it at first appears (especially at the required speed of 152 quarter notes per minute). To give you an idea, there are 24 patterns of six notes in the opening section, all slightly different from one another. Then, a sudden pause and a long-breathed chordal larghetto enters, with much use being made of slightly exotic and unexpected chords. After this temporary respite, the six-note repeating figures continue for another 24 different patterns before a final return to the larghetto, this time slightly embellished from the previous version. After a final 8 bars of six-note arpeggios, the piece is over. This piece is certainly not easy but moderately advanced players will be able to cope with its ever shifting complexities. I found it entertaining and great for getting my fingers moving! -Chris Dumigan, Classical Guitar Magazine

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    Eugene Den Hoed

    Muziekuitgeverij Iduna 0115 28 pp.

    First-rate music that is exceedingly playable, always entertaining

    Over the years I have seen a substantial amount of this wonderful composer’s
    guitar music. Unlike many of his peers, he is completely successful writing very easy material (which is actually surprisingly difficult), intermediate pieces, and very difficult ones. Remarkably, I never feel that he sacrifices his musical ethics writing easy material, and he always retains an individual style that is complet-ly recognizable from the outset.

    This latest book consists of ten moderately difficult pieces subtitled “Impressions for Guitar in Different Styles.” It’s difficult to describe his way of writing. It often uses almost modal harmonies, with a penchant for open strings mixed in very naturally with fretted notes in a way that makes it slightly unusual, but perfectly acceptable and pleasant harmonically speaking. You never really know exactly where the harmonies are going to land, and the surprise factor is often quite high. So, “Rondo” is marked con moto in a natural mix of three and four beats in a bar, with plenty of hammer-0ns in an almost folk-like way. Then there is “Another Point of View,” in 8/8—grouped usually, but not always in a 3 +2 + 3 way—marked animato, which really keeps you guessing. There’s a brooding andante titled “Maquiaria” and the perhaps jazz-influenced “In a Mellow Taste,” plus many more.

    This man’s music is unfailingly first-rate, exceedingly playable, always entertaining, and gets your musical muscles working on high alert throughout. If you’re not familiar with him, take my word for it and give him a try—you won’t be disappointed!

    -Chris Dumigan, Classical Guitar Magazine

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