Poul Ruders: Occam's Razor (New Music with Guitar, Vol. 11)
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POUL RUDERS: OCCAM’S RAZOR features music composed for American guitarist David Starobin by the Danish composer Poul Ruders. During the past 30 years Ruders has written steadily for Starobin, including solo music, chamber music and two guitar concertos. Joining Starobin are a stellar array of musicians including the New York Philharmonic’s principal oboist, Liang Wang, New York Philharmonic percussionist, Daniel Druckman, Armenian violinist Movses Pogossian, New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall, and Chinese guitarists Xiaobo Pu, YunXiang Fan and Hao Yang. Also available from Bridge: POUL RUDERS: GUITAR CONCERTOS & SOLOS, David Starobin guitar, BRIDGE 9136.

David Starobin is an exceptional guitarist. Here he’s performing music he knows intimately created by his friend. So yes, if you enjoy contemporary music or classical guitar music, this is the disc to get.” - Charlottesville Classical


Throughout this disc Poul Ruders has paired instruments that you would think would not go together well, but he shows that the unexpected can be quite beautiful. He is helped here by David Starobin, the backbone of this recording, and a roster of highly talented musicians, all of whom perform to the best of their abilities and prove excellent partners to Starobin. An important addition to the growing catalogue of Poul Ruders music.” - MusicWeb International


Starobin’s guitar playing is, as always, world class, and the same can be said for oboist Liang Wang, who possesses exquisite sound, gorgeous phrasing, and velvety legato. Listening to these two players is an all-too-brief treat. Recorded sound and liner notes are first rate.” - Soundboard


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from Pages (2008)

guitar solo

from Three for Two (2016)

violin, guitar

Occam's Razor (2013)

oboe, guitar

Air with Changes (2018)

four guitars

Schrödinger's Cat (2012)

violin, guitar

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