Antonio Rugolo Performs Studi 18 by Gilardino

Antonio Rugolo performs Studi n.18 – Rosario (Omaggio a Manuel de Falla) from Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza by Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his YouTube channel. I love Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the compositional style is very pattern oriented and guitaristic, the etudes are filled with a huge wealth of musical ideas, textures, and techniques. Each one has a dedication and resembles the style of the dedicatee in some way. Amazing playing by Rugolo with intense virtuosity and special attention to the motivic details. I love the slower inner section with the long bass run over the repetitive upper figure. I find the contrasts between sections in these studies make the introverted sections all the more beautiful and expressive while the extroverted sections take on a determined and athletic precision.

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