Elogio de la Guitarra / Krzysztof Meisinger

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Krzysztof Meisinger writes of his new release: “When I was asked to write an introduction to my début album for Chandos, I wondered for a...

Krzysztof Meisinger writes of his new release: “When I was asked to write an introduction to my début album for Chandos, I wondered for a long time what it should be about. My artistic path? The key to the program selection for the album? Or maybe my subjective description of the pieces I have recorded? I decided to explain in a few words my relationship with the guitar – a difficult relationship, full of passion, but also of doubts. It all started with delight. The guitar has always been a magical instrument to me. While playing, the musician is in direct contact with the string and the sound. The players, these ‘magicians’, whose recordings fascinated me at the beginning of my musical education were Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream. Thanks to them, I understood that the guitar is the instrument of my life, and that it is to its kind that I want to devote my artistic energies.

"A little time later, I started to notice some imperfections, which made me ask different questions. Why is the guitar repertoire so small, when you compare it to that of other concert instruments? Why is the guitar not able to convey all those emotions which I want to express? It took me some time looking before I came upon the answer. And the answer was this: to turn all those ‘disadvantages’ into virtues. After all, a guitar cannot be pretentious. It is what it is, a guitar –an intimate, sublime, beautiful instrument... It is the most honest mirror of the musician. It reaches the deepest corners of the soul, and allows both the performer and the listener to touch heaven in a nasty world.”

REVIEW:

Someone will eventually write a book about how and why so many excellent guitarists emerged from Eastern Europe, a region in whose music the guitar played only a minor role. This album, the Chandos debut of Krzysztof Meisinger, is one of the best so far.

The title, Elogio de la Guitarra (or "Praise of the Guitar"), makes it sound like a spiritual essay, but in fact, this is a piece of virtuoso display. None of Meisinger's selections is even close to being a chestnut, and fans will welcome these commanding performances... Chandos backs Meisinger with excellent sound, picking up the physicality of the guitarist's performances but not loading them down with extra-musical noise. An exciting, impressive debut.

-- AllMusic.com (James Manheim)



Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 01, 2021


  • UPC: 095115222522


  • Catalog Number: CHAN 20225


  • Label: Chandos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla, Miguel Llobet-Soles, Joaquin Rodrigo


  • Performer: Krzyzstof Meisinger



Works:


  1. Invocacion y danza: Invocación y danza

    Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)


  2. Elogio da la Guitarra

    Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)


  3. Variaciones sobre un Tema de Sor, Op. 15

    Composer: Miguel Llobet

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)


  4. Capriccio diabolico, Op. 85

    Composer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)


  5. Piezas (5)

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Krzysztof Meisinger (Guitar)