Classical guitarist Alison Smith presents a collection of expressive, lyrical, soulful and evocative music that has been inspired by a poem, title, story or emotion. Many of the works are world premiere recordings, with 9 of them composed or arranged by William Lovelady, whose works for guitar have been performed worldwide, as well as being broadcast on radio and television.
William Lovelady: The Edie Suite; Curlew; The White Stone; Dreams of a Russian SummerFrédéric Chopin, transcr. Francisco Tárrega: Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9 No.2Johannes Möller: Future HopeAugustin Barrios Mangoré: Chôro da Saudade; Un Sueño en la FlorestaGeorge Shearing, transcr. William Lovelady: Lullaby of BirdlandRichard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart: My RomanceMilan Tesař: Four Ballad Stories
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Recorded in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, UK on 28th-30th July 2018.
Guitar by Christopher Dean
Photography: Lorna Yabsley
Design: Willowhayne Records
Recording Engineering: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Release Date: March 2019
Total Duration: 77:08