New Music with Guitar, Vol. 7
Grammy-nominated guitarist David Starobin's latest CD includes five recent works composed by close colleagues of the guitarist, including music for guitar and percussion, written for the guitarist and his daughter to play. The music on this disc ranges broadly from the eclectic modernism of Poul Ruders to Paul Lansky's tuneful and popsy Semi-Suite. Starobin is joined by New York Philharmonic percussionist Daniel Druckman.
David Starobin proudly shows off the pages of his Family Album , allowing us an intimate look at the wide variety of aural snapshots he’s gathered over the years. He’s a congenial and generous host, presenting his numerous selections in the most natural and unaffected way. I enjoyed my hour as his guest and suggest that you will, too. Sound is musical, close but not “inside” the guitar, and the many percussion timbres are vividly delineated. – Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare