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Andrew Blanch / Emily Granger

Suite mágica (CD)

Andrew Blanch and Emily Granger are a pioneering guitar and harp duo. Both celebrated soloists in their own right, Andrew and Emily combine forces in this beguiling instrumental combination with a synchronicity and charm “enough to win any audience over” (The Advertiser). The pairing of guitar and harp is at once both fresh and familiar, each instrument like an enchanted reflection of the other. Between them, their 53 strings offer a unique richness of resonance and an expanded range of expressive possibilities.

Andrew and Emily are in high demand, performing together in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, UKARIA, Melbourne Recital Centre, and as touring artists for Musica Viva Australia and Music in the Regions. Suite mágica, their debut recording, showcases the energy, versatility and beauty of this enchanting combination of instruments with impressionist masterpieces by Ravel and Granados, substantial multi-movement works by South American composers Máximo Diego Pujol and Marco Pereira, and a suite of brand-new works written especially for the duo by celebrated Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin, Sally Whitwell and Tristan Coelho, before finishing with a new arrangement of an exquisite Ross Edwards miniature.

MARCO PEREIRA b.1950 Fantasia Concertante 1. I. Moderato 2. II. Vivo 3. Ill. Lento e malincolico – Vivo TRISTAN COELHO b.1983 4. Forest Stories SALLY WHITWELL b.1974 Tiny Dances 5. I. Salvador’s Clock Shop 6. II. At the Bottom of the Garden 7. Ill. Capybara Boogie 8. IV. The Game 9. V. The Escape 10. VI. Practice Makes Permanent ELENA KATS-CHERNIN b.1957 11. Fleeting Encounters ENRIQUE GRANADOS 1867–1916 Danzas Españolas 12. II. Oriental 5’12 13. IV. Villanesca 5’14 Arr. Andrew Blanch and Emily Granger 14. VI. Rondalla aragonesa – Jota 5’12 Arr. Richard Charlton MAURICE RAVEL 1875–1937 15. Pavane pour une infante défunte Arr. Richard Charlton MÁXIMO DIEGO PUJOL b.1957 Suite mágica 16. I. Preludio 17. II. Vals 18. Ill. Tango 19. IV. Candombe ROSS EDWARDS b.1943 20. Emily’s Song Arr. Andrew Blanch and Emily Granger