New Music with Guitar, Vol 12
BRIDGE 9520


$ 14.99

American guitarist David Starobin's newest recording includes five works dedicated to the Grammy-nominated virtuoso.  Included on the recording are two song cycles with Starobin's duo partner, baritone Patrick Mason, a sonata for guitar and piano, and a new work for violin and guitar.  The recording also includes a never before released solo recording that Starobin made in 1975.  The New Music with Guitar series was begun in 1981 with Bridge Records releasing three LPs that combined solo and chamber works for guitar.  The award-winning series has centered around new compositions dedicated to Starobin by composers including Elliott Carter, Gunther Schuller, Stephen Sondheim, George Crumb, and Poul Ruders.

 

Fred Lerdahl: Three Bagatelles (2017)

Movses Pogossian, violin; David Starobin, guitar

John Musto: The Brief Light (2010) on poems of James Laughlin

Patrick Mason, baritone; David Starobin, guitar

William Bland: Sonata No. 4 (2016)

David Starobin, guitar; Yun Hao, piano

Edward Green: Genesis: Variations for Solo Guitar (1974)

David Starobin, guitar

David Leisner: Three James Tate Songs (2007)

Patrick Mason, baritone; David Starobin, guitar

 

Reviews:

"A laudable, thought-provoking assemblage of works.” - American Record Guide

Starobin and partners are all in top form in a highly entertaining program.” - theWholeNote

All in all, a fascinating album of diverse pieces, well played and sung.” - The Art Music Lounge

"Every Starobin CD that I have had the pleasure of listening to over the years has been like a sumptuous lunch in a starred restaurant, curated by a great chef. The composers who have dedicated new music to the famous American interpreter are many, but Starobin seems to have distilled the best from their production, to then immortalize it in the New Music with Guitar series on Bridge Records now in its twelfth volume...and what a volume! A truly succulent menu." - Il Fronimo, Italy

 

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