Classical guitarist Harold Gretton presents a varied program of guitar pieces composed over the last 300 years. From the 18th century Sylvius Leopold Weiß to Harold Gretton's own collection of Australian bird-inspired pieces in the 21st century.
From the 18th Century Sylvius Leopold Weiß to Gretton's own collection of Australian bird-inspired pieces of the 21st century, classical guitarist Harold Gretton brings a diverse mix of masterpieces to life. His interpretive approach is founded as much on passion and imagination as on meticulous research, and is captured to perfection by engineer John Taylor in the unique acoustic of the Gothic church in Weston.
The album contains not only a varied palette of compositions, from classical and Latin favourites to world- premiere recordings, but also incredible watercolours by Penny Deacon, along with thorough historical and personal notations.
Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. He has won numerous national and international competitions, and been awarded many prizes, performing widely across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
- Introduction, Theme and Variations on “O cara armonia” from the Magic Flute, op.9 Fernando Sor
- Fantaisie Hongroise op.65 Johann Kaspar Mertz
- i. The mischievous prince
- II. The mechanical monkey
- III The doll with the blinking eyes
- IV. Tin soldiers
- V. The prince’s coach
- I. Currawong
- II. Magpie
- III. Blue Wren
- IV. Galah
- V. Rainbow Lorikeet
- Danza Brasilera Jorge Morel
- La Negra Antonio Lauro
- Estrellita Manuel Ponce
- La Muerte del Angel Ástor Piazzolla
- Inarticulate Music Harold Gretton
The Prince’s Toys Nikita Koshkin
Three works in D Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Flock Harold Gretton
- Harold Gretton · guitar
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- December 202
- © 2022 Harold Gretton
- ℗ 2022 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 627
- EAN 9314574062724