Jorge Liderman: Waking Dances
The pieces on this recording came about because of the close relationship between the Argentinian-American composer Jorge Liderman and the American guitarist David Tanenbaum. "Waking Dances", the first piece Liderman wrote for guitar, shows the influences of both flamenco and Argentine dance music, and is performed brilliantly by Tanenbaum. "Swirling Streams", the most recent composition on this CD, is a mini-chamber concerto for bass-clarinet, guitar and an ensemble consisting of violin, viola and cello. "Open Strings" is performed by an excellent young German guitar orchestra (twenty-three players along with an electric bass!). Both here, and in the other compositions on this disc, Liderman's idiomatic guitar writing and highly charged rhythmic language make for exciting listening.
David Tanenbaum, guitar