Released: 05 November 2021

Reference: AP263

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Recorded in November 2018 at Studio 7 Friendship, Kiedrich, Germany
Artistic direction, sound engineering, editing, mixing, mastering: Philip Siney
Producer: Andrew Cornall
Recorded in 24 bit/96kHz
Arrangements [8-16]: Edin Karamazov

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Released: 05 November 2021

Reference: AP263

Bach, Brouwer: Canciones

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The curiosity of the countertenor Andreas Scholl, one of the most recompensed opera singers, is well known, with his taste for rare and precious musical items. We find him here with the lute and guitar player Edin Karamazov as the embodiment of an encounter between Havana and Leipzig, between contemporary Cuba and baroque Germany. Navigating from the one to the other, the two musicians weave the fabric of a musical reverie in which Johann Sebastian Bach walks alongside the Cuban master Leo Brouwer, whose crossover works draw at once from folklore, creole roots, dance, the scholarly European tradition, works that echo in marvellous manner the chorales, the Cello Suite, indeed the English Folk Songs, arranged here by Brouwer himself and dedicated to the duet. The poetic, intimate instrumentation, with Edin Karamazov’s utterly limpid lute and the velvet tone-colour of Andreas Scholl, becomes the delicate setting for this hushed musical expression.

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LEO BROUWER
English Folk Songs
1. I am a poor wayfaring stranger
2. Down by the Salley Gardens
3. O Waly Waly
4. An Idea. Passacaglia for Eli

Canciones Amatorias
5. Yo he de enseñarte el camino
6. El Cantar de los Cantares
7. Balada de un día de Julio

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Cello suite no.1 in G major BWV 1007
8. Prelude
9. Allemande
10. Courante
11. Sarabande
12. Minuet I/II
13. Gigue

GOTTFRIED HEINRICH STÖLZEL
14. Bist du bei mir (Diomedes oder die triumphierende Unschuld)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
15. Brunnquell aller Güter BWV 445
16. Jesus bleibet meine Freude BWV 147

LEO BROUWER
17. Nuevos Estudios Sencillos: IX. Omaggio a Szymanowski


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