I haven't posted any guitar music in a long time (actually I haven't posted enough guitar music on here period) so here is a very fine disc on New Albion with one of my favorite guitarists, David Tanenbaum. I thought to post this recording because I have been listening to a lot of Roberto Sierra lately, chamber music and a few wonderful concertos in particular, and I just found this in my piles. Sierra's "Triptico", which I barely remember, is scored for Guitar and String Quartet, and I am really warming up to it, the second of the three movements "Ritmico" is especially electric and this might just become my favorite work here.
I have always been fond of Tippett's "The Blue Guitar", and here Tanenbaum plays it rather straightforwardly, and crisply; this is not a bad thing, Tanenbaum strums with great precision, his take is just a tad more serious in atmosphere. My favorite version is on an older Nimbus disc entitled "The Blue Guitar", definitely a disc I'd want to share with all of you when I can find it. Takemitsu's "All In Twilight" is a gentle, contemplative work-the four movements a state of musical nirvana (as one would expect!). Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint", which otherwise I could take or leave-is here presented in its guitar arrangement (what a bloomin' surprise ay??) and I do enjoy it-as in it's Reich that I would actually give repeat listenings. The least interesting piece for me personally is the Sonata by Peter Maxwell Davies. It's not bad at all, it's just these ears. I have never been a huge fan of Maxwell Davies for whatever reason.
Enjoy ye guitar-heads and explorers alike!