Performance of Luciano Berio's Sequenza for Solo Guitar. Ramshorn Theatre 98 Ingram Street Glasgow G1 1ES 7th Jun 2011 in Glasgow: Tuesday 7 June - Guitar Fusion Peter Argondizza performs Berio's Sequenza XI and a selection of jazz standards on the classical guitar, together with the Scottish premieres of Fusion Tune, Cairn, and San Francisco Shuffle - three electric guitar works by American composer Steve Mackay.

Peter Argondizza (Performer)

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    Scottish Premiere of Luciano Berio's Sequenza for Guitar performed by Peter Argondizza.
    "Berio's Sequenza XI for Guitar is considered the most difficult and virtuosic avant-garde work for the instrument. Berio combines several pitch classes to pit the idiomatic harmony of the guitar-perfect fourths-in conflict with the tension of the tritone in a structure that resembles Bach’s Ciaconna from the second violin partita in d minor. The performance presents a variety of guitar techniques including rasqueado (from flamenco), tremolo, glissando, harmonics and tambour (percussive effects). The dramatic work reaches a calm resolution through the final reiteration of the tritone."
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2011
    EventPeter Argondizza University Music Society Lunchtime Concert - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Jun 20117 Jun 2011


    • avante-garde
    • guitar
    • atonal
    • modern
    • berio
    • premiere

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