JOZEF VAN LOOY (1927-2001): Guitar Concerto, PETER CABUS (1923-2000): Concerto classico for Guitar and Strings, PIET SWERTS (b.1960): Fantasia para un Marqués for Guitar and Strings.
Catalogue Number: 06L102
Description: Two Flemish guitar concertos from 1980 and 1999 (Cabus) which have a serious, sometimes dark quality, the latter a bit melancholy and possibly valedictory (or is it just that Cabus died less than a year later?), but both traditionally tonal and with sections which remind us of the Spanish origins of much guitar music. Swerts' piece is Spanish, being a memorial to Rodrigo and using the same theme from the 17th century composer Gaspar Sanz which Rodrigo used in his Fantasia para un gentilhombre as the basis for a first movement theme-and-variations which is followed by a Buleria finale. Wim Brioen (guitar), Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina; Tom van den Eynde, Ivo Venkov (van Looy). (In Flanders Fields Vol. 57.)