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.
Praise for Christoph Denoth’s previous recordings with Signum:
“His playing is beautiful…” American Record Guide (SIGCD404)
“… beautiful playing” BBC Radio 3 CD Review (SIGCD382)
“ [the Nocturnes de Andalucía] with its lush, amenco-hued evocations of shifting passions beneath the stars, thus balances rather than overwhelms Rodrigo’s chamber-like atmosphere – a genuine conversation, especially in the hands of the superb Swiss-born guitarist Christoph Denoth and the LSO under Jesús López-Cobos.” Gramophone (SIGCD444)