David Starobin, guitar
1999 Grammy Nomination: Best Solo Performance
1999 AFIM 'Indie' Winner: Best Solo Album
David Starobin's Newdance is the American guitar virtuoso's first solo CD in more than 6 years- a disc much anticipated by guitar aficionados. Newdance consists of 18 new dance pieces by 18 leading composers, all composed for Starobin. Newdance presents an inspired and eclectic collection of new guitar music, ranging from rags, waltzes and tangos to chaconnes and courantes, to abstract visions of the dance, all performed brilliantly by the artist that Soundboard Magazine called: "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the 20th Century."
“Starobin’s playing is lively and fluent...The whole project simply stands as a delightful, harmonious (in both senses) and vivacious recording, presenting a fresh, but by no means trivial, perspective on modern guitar music.” - International Record Review
“Superlative, sensitive guitar playing by David Starobin; exemplary studio recording. I cannot think that there would be many CD collectors who will fail to be captivated by this individual and a very personal initiative.” - MusicWeb International
“A must for guitar fans and not only the classical; indispensable for those who want to broaden their mental and musical horizons and start thinking in terms of interdisciplinarity between the different art forms.” - NeuGuitars
Stephen Jaffe, Jorge Morel, Elliott Carter, Mario Lavista, William Bland, Bent Sørensen, John Anthony Lennon, Steve Mackey, Richard Wernick, Apostolos Paraskevas, John Duarte, Milton Babbitt, Michael Starobin, Jonathan Harvey, Per Nørgård, Poul Ruders, Paul Lansky, Bryan Johanson