“Large chunks of Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou’s sleeve note could pass for a technical manual, but what she has to say is lucidly expressed and relevant in a preface to her second disc of baroque keyboard transcriptions…
“The richness of tone is stunning, as it is on the two single-stringed guitars…A selection of Scarlatti’s tiny sonatas sparkle on the double-course instrument, and a Bach Preludio, Fuga e Allegro had me wondering just how Gregoriadou manages to keep so many contrapuntal lines spinning at once. Bach’s E Minor Toccata is astonishing, the fugue’s unravelling one of the most compelling things I’ve heard in ages. Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith variations burble away joyously. Delos’s spacious sound suits the generosity of the playing.” — Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk
Beginning, October 31st Smaro Gregoriadou will present Reinventing Guitar II at the all new “An Art Artistry” concert hall. Click here for more information.
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