All of the arrangements on this album were made by LAGQ members. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite was arranged by Andrew York, who explains in the booklet notes that he first arranged part of the suite for two guitars, which worked musically but was hard to play. So, as he explains: "The ideal solution was to redo the work for guitar quartet, allowing a more complete translation of the complexities of the orchestral score, which could be balanced among four guitars. Two dances remain as duets -- the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," played here by Bill Kanengiser and Scott Tennant; and "Arabian Dance," in which John Dearman and I are the players."
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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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For many years I worked in a call FM radio 90.9 FM Stereo in Maracaibo, and I knew this album because I had to put classical music in the mornings. This was the first time I heard it and since then I started looking. Although I am not an expert musician, during my childhood study and learned to play the cello. And this allowed me to recognize the good performance of the music. This album of LA Guitar Quartet has a very good collection of classical artists and enforcement of the guitars are clean, have a lot of sweetness, a very clear and fingering the guitar sounds very well synchronized.
These guys are great, and are always a good listen. I saw them perform live years back, in Chico, CA, and had such a good time that I've been a fan ever since. I've never been disappointed in any of their recordings. this one was a lot of fun; it's a good cd for a long commute.
Great music done well I had heard excerpts of this on the radio.. hope they'll make more classical music in furture.
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