Guitar Concerto

The music on this CD looks forward to the twenty-first century and the possibility of a new aesthetic for classical music. It intentionally crosses the boundaries between classical and popular music.

It looks to recognisable forms as a model for new music. The three songs arranged for orchestra with guitar soloist are modelled on popular song forms. They are abstract pieces that are simply meant to be good tunes but they also recognise that all music begins with the song and with melody. In this respect, these songs aim to encapsulate the most essential elements of good music.

This CD is dedicated to the composer's wife, Trudyanne.

Artists

Andrew Blyth

Andrew's music intentionally crosses the boundaries between classical and popular music.

Owen Thomson

Guitarist Owen Thomson has received numerous awards, among them the G.E. Morris Music Prize and the Gwen Nisbet Memorial Award, and recently won the Adelaide Guitar Competition.


Press quote

“Owen Thomson plays the music with obvious affection on vritousity and is accompanied in the Concerto by a "Virtual Orchestra" which intriguinly manages to sound quite authentic, albeit perhaps too perfect.”

— John Barns, 3MBS FM Libretto

Track Listing

    Guitar Concerto Andrew Blyth

  1. Allegro 8:19
  2. Andante 10:20
  3. Allegro Vivo 7:50
  4. Three Songs Andrew Blyth

  5. A heart 3:47
  6. Autumn Walk 3:16
  7. Trudyanne's song 3:32

Performers

Where to buy

Guitar Concerto can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
37 minutes 4 seconds
Release date
2005
Copyright
© 2005 Andrew Blyth
Phonogram
℗ 2004 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 296
Alternate catalogue number
MCD296
Barcode
EAN 9314574029628