Album: Guitar Vibes

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Izhar Elias, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Matangi Quartet, Florian Magnus Maier
Music for guitar and strings
April 2017
Brilliant Classics
€ 10,-

For this exciting new recording Dutch guitarist Izhar Elias selected 4 works for guitar and strings to show the versatility of his instrument. In these works by Brouwer, Pujol , Sierra and Maier influences can be traced from classical music, Avant-Garde, Caribbean music, Spanish folklore, Flamenco, Arabic music, tango, blues and even trip-hop and heavy metal: fascinating!
Izhar Elias secured the collaboration of world-class musicians (composer Florian Magnus Maier plays the Moog electric guitar), each bringing a different musical background and an open mind.
In the booklet text each composer comments on his own work, a better introduction is hardly possible.


Classical Guitar Magazine, USA: “plenty of variety here, from the sonorous to the abstract; eerie to sublime.”

Klassieke Zaken, Netherlands: “Izhar Elias is one of today’s most versatile guitarists”.

Nederlands Dagblad, Netherlands:  “remarkably lively playing and interesting program choice”

Stretto, Belgium: “This is a remarkably original and very very special CD, and an invitation to explore the other beautiful recordings which Izhar Elias made for Brilliant Classics.”

NRC, Netherlands: “Tríptico, incredibly played by Izhar Elias and the Matangi Quartet, is a treat of unusual colors and timbres.”

Opus Klassiek, Netherlands: “fascinating cross-overs and huge musical synergy