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."
NR (Not Rated)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.