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    INSPIRACIÓN
    JOHANNES TONIO KREUSCH
  1. Inspiracion (Preludio)

  2. AGUSTIN BARRIOS- MANGORE
  3. Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
  4. Vals No.3
  5. Las Abejas

  6. La Catedral
  7. Preludio (Saudade)
  8. Andante religioso
  9. Allegro solemne

  10. FRANCISCO TARREGA
  11. Capricho Arabe
  12. Maria

  13. ISAAC ALBENIZ
  14. Asturias

  15. JOAQUIN RODRIGO
  16. Invocacion y Danza

  17. LEO BROUWER
  18. Danza Caracteristica

  19. Elogio de la Danza
  20. Lento
  21. Obstinato
  22. Paisaje Cubano con Campagnas
  23. Danza del Altiplano

  24. JOHANNES TONIO KREUSCH
  25. Inspiracion (Conclusio)

  26. Johannes Tonio Kreusch (guitar)
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On this disc, guitarist Johannes Tonio Kreusch's programme is for the most part well- trodden ground. Kreusch's own compositions are unfamiliar; similarly Brouwer's "Paisaje Cubano con Campagnas" and "Danza del Altiplano". These two titles have not been recorded to the extent of many of Brouwer's works.

Not surprisingly Kreusch's playing of his own music (presumably as the composer intended) is the saving grace of this recording. However even these outstay their welcome, as do the "guitaristic effects" employed too irritating excess. As for the rest, Kreusch's tempi favour caution and less than dynamic performances. The proceedings are not helped by a tone that I would describe as more heavy than full, making the whole affair rather ponderous. With a playing time of nearly 78 minutes I found it something of a frustrating experience.

In a market were young guitarists such as Jason Vieaux and Ricardo Gallén are producing recordings of vibrant playing and adventurous programming this disc is disappointing.

Andy Daly

 


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