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1. Song for David

Performer: David Russell

Composers:Benjamin Verdery (Composer), Francis Kleynjans (Composer), Philip Rosheger (Composer), Stephen Goss (Composer), Sérgio Assad (Composer), et al.

David Russell Review:Whilst at the Royal Academy, Russell twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition. Since 1995 he has recorded exclusively for Telarc International, with over a dozen CDs released to date on the label.

'For David', Russell's new recording, contains some of the finest contemporary works written for, and dedicated to, this brilliant instrumentalist. The composers featured represent a range of cultures and styles. Sergio Assad (Brazil), Francis Kleynjans (France), Benjamin Verdery (United States), Steve Goss (UK) and Philip Rosheger (United States) each contribute compositions that showcase Russell's stunning virtuosity. A definite Must have

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2. Australian Music for Guitar

Performer: Aleksandr Tsiboulski

Composers: Brett Dean, Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Graeme Koehne and Phillip Houghton

Australian Guitar Music from NaxosReview: This March 2010 release from Naxos, juxtaposes some very familiar works by eminent Australian composer alongside some less familiar offerings, and to great effect. Many of you will already by acquainted with the works of Peter Sculthopre and Phillip Houghton, which sit alongside some fantastic more recent compositions. Highlights of these include the opening two pieces "Blackwattle Caprices " by Ross Ewards. Aleksandr Tsiboulski is a first-prize winner in numerous competitions including the 2006 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. As a debut recording this is highly impressive and technically flawless throughout.

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3. Love the Magician

Performers: The Vida Guitar Quartet

Composers: Bizet, De Falla, Turina

Review: Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry: Mark Ashford, Helen Sanderson, Mark Eden and Chris Stell. The chemistry of Eden & Stell, one of the foremost classical guitar duos lends itself well to the increasingly popular guitar quartet format. No wonder then that the quartet are rapidly gaining a reputation as the most dynamic ensemble in the UK. Love the magician is their debut CD, feature works from Classical and Romantic era. Great musicianship for serious and easy listening guitar fraternity. Not to be missed...

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