Andrew Blanch / Ariel Nurha
Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi are "two stunning young guitarists" ( Sydney Arts Guide) who have been performing together since 2014, touring as a duo.
Alchemy, their debut recording, takes us on a journey through history and around the world, through beloved works by Debussy, Rameau, Piazzolla, Albeniz, Falla, and Granados. The album also features the acclaimed Three Duets by the late Australian guitarist and composer Phillip Houghton - including Alchemy, the first piece that Andrew and Ariel performed as a duo, and the piece after which this album is named. This is a gorgeous album, full of classic pieces beautifully performed, and announces major new stars in the already-glittering galaxy of Australia's classical guitar community.
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieeces de Clavecin (1724) (arr. Sergio and Eduardo Abreu) 1. Le Rappel des Oiseaux 2. Musette en Rondeau 3. Rigaudons 1 and 2 4. Allemande 5. Les Cyclopes Claude Debussy 6. Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque (arr. Ariel Nurhadi and Andrew Blanch) 7. Cakewalk from Children's Corner (arr. Julian Bream and John Williams) 8. Peter Madlem Monte Carlo 9. Isaac Albeniz (arr. Miguel Llobet) Evocacion from Iberia 10. Manuel de Falla (arr. Emilio Pujol) Danza from La Vida Breve 11. Enrique Granados (arr. Emilio Pujol) Intermezzo from Goyescas 12. Radames Gnattali: Suite Retratos 13. iii. Anacleto de Medeiros (Schottisch) 14. iv. Chiquinha Gonzaga (Corta Jaca) Phillip Houghton: Three Duets 15. The Mantis and the Moon 16. Lament 17. Alchemy Astor Piazzolla: Tango Suite 18. i. Deciso 19. ii. Andante 20. iii. Allegro Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi guitar