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BASIL RAMSEY hears a record
from Christopher Parkening


Angel    7243 5 56859 2 6

Christopher Parkening - Elmer Bernstein Concerto for Guitar (p) 2000 Angel Records

 

This CD from the guitarist Christopher Parkening gives pride of place to a guitar concerto by Elmer Bernstein, has an arrangement of Albeniz' La Vega for guitar and orchestra, and incorporates a vintage recording of Jack Marshall's three-movement Essay for guitar and orchestra from 1967.

All in all, this CD gives a duration of 48 minutes to pleasant music unsullied by challenging interventions [listen -- track 3, 0:00-0:47]. Fair enough for those who prefer their listening supplied smooth and creamy. Christopher Parkening's playing fits the scenario perfectly.

 

Copyright © 5 September 2001 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK

 

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