Guitarist Christoph Denoth returns to disc on Signum with a new disc of works inspired by South America, centred on the iconic tango.
The continent of South America, with its diverse countries and various lines of historical development, has stimulated the creation of many musical traditions. But throughout the heterogeneous patterns of culture, the guitar has a central part to play as a national instrument in all South American countries. This selection (titled tanguero, describing one who sings or dances the tango) brings together many of the styles and genres of that vast continent in a colourful blend of melodies, rhythms, and harmonies.
★★★★ The imagination and intensity of the original music shines – Planet Hugill
What makes Denoth’s offering a must-have is a musical sensitivity exemplified as much by his curation as by his playing – Gramophone
Denoth brings lyricism and fire to his performances – BBC Music Magazine