Artist: Laurel Zucker & Mark Delpriora
Title: Romanza Andaluza for Flute & Guitar
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The flute and acoustic guitar are very compatible. In the realm of classical music, it can be a beautiful marriage between two delicate instruments. Laurel Zucker (flute) and Mark Delpriora (guitar) meld their musical minds for a beautiful recording of classical compositions. The musicians take a page out the books of many influential composers such as Joaquin Rodrigo and Enrique Granados. Because the heritage of the composers is Spanish, the recording carries with it a very strong flavoring of classical Spanish influence throughout.
Romanza Andaluza for Flute & Guitar is supports the Spanish composer's work very well. Each composer is different and the succinct Spanish atmosphere and culture comes through nicely through the two musicians own interpretations. Each present their vision clearly, Delpriora’s through his excellent guitar playing and Zucker via her airy and alluring tones from her flute. The two combined are like listening to a slice of heaven.
Although Laurel Zucker and Mark Delpriora have been working together since the 1970’s, this is their first CD. They will be performing for audiences in California and New York City this year and next year. After their touring is complete, the duo will go back into the recording studio and record two more albums.
This album will be appreciated not only by classical music lovers, but enjoyed by fans of Andres Segovia’s music as well.
© Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
October 23, 2006
01. Pablo de Sarasate- Romanza Andalouza, Opus 21, No.1
02. Emile Pessard - Andalouse, Opus 20
03. Maximo Pujol- Suite Buenos Aires- I. Pompeya
04. Maximo Pujol - Suite Buenos Aires- II. Palermo
05. Maximo Pujol - Suite Buenos Aires - III. San Telmo
06. Maximo Pujol - Suite Buenos Aires - IV. Microcentro
07. Joaquin Rodrigo - Aria Antiqua
08. Francisco Gonzalez - Danza de Los Amantes Efimeros
09. Maximo Pujol - Dos Aires Candomberos - I. Nubes de Buenos Aires
10. Maximo Pujol - Dos Aires Candomberos - II. Candombe de los Bueno
11. Joaquin Rodrigo- Serenata al Alba del Dia - Andante moderato
12. Joaquin Rodrigo-Serenata al Alba del Dia - Allegro
13. Enrique Granados - Villanesca
14. Enrique Granados-Danza Triste
15. Enrique Granados - Zambria