MANUEL CASTILLO (1932-2005): Guitar Quintet (w/Castillo String Quartet), Guitar Sonata, 3 Preludes, Kasidas del Alcázar, Canción du cuna, Vientecillo de Primavera.
Catalogue Number: 04Q074
Description: Collectors of Spanish guitar music should find Castillo's style pretty inviting as he eschews atonality, respects the Iberian guitar tradition, especially in the very atmospheric two-guitar set of Kasidas (1984) which evoke the sounds and scents of the Alcázar gardens. The energy and rhythmic profile of the 1975 quintet are equally compelling. Marcello Fantoni (guitar).