The new CD “Songs & Dances” by the Brew Guitar Duo is now available.
Bradley Kunda and Matthew Withers are based in Canberra where they have been studying guitar for many years with Tim Kain. They gave a stellar performance in Cooma on Sunday 15 November. This concert was part of their “Songs & Dances Tour”. What a great concert! These guys put the fun back into classical music. The audience loved the rapport between these awesomely gifted young players. It was a varied and entertaining programme with music from Cuba, diabetes and pregnancy Venezuela, Spain and France, as well as contemporary Australian composers, Phillip Houghton and Richard Charlton. There was even a great jazz standard ” Mr Sandman”, as well as some great arrangements of the Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London” and the Beatles’ song “The Fool on the Hill”.
Bradley and Matthew played together with wonderful precision and phrasing. There are many delightful melodies, flashes of technical brilliance, as well as subtle, delicate and beautiful musical gems. You also feel that these guitarists are having a lot of fun playing together.
Samples of the new CD may be heard on their website as well as information about their tour dates:
- Dance from “La Vida Breve” – M. de Falla, arr E. Pujol
- Streets of London – R. McTell, arr. J. Williams
- Cuban Dance – J. Guimaraes (arr. Brew Guitar Duo)
- The Fool on the Hill – J. Lennon & P. McCartney, arr. L. Brouwer
- Spanish Romance – Traditional (arr. Brew Guitar Duo)
- Mr Sandman – P. Ballard (arr. Brew Guitar Duo)
- Que no te quiera mas – V. Sojo, arr. I. Kircher & A. Montes
- Venezuelan Waltz No. 3 – A Lauro (arr. Brew Guitar Duo)
- Spanish Dance No. 6 – E. Granados, arr. J. Williams
- Recuerdos de la Alhambra – F. Tarrega, arr. J. Sagreras
- Something Sweet (From “Two guitars dine out: a musical degustation”) – R. Charlton (commissioned by the Brew Guitar Duo)
- Tournedos Rossini (From “Two guitars dine out: a musical degustation”) – R. Charlton (commissioned by the Brew Guitar Duo)
- Sons de carrilhoes – J. Pernambuco, arr. H. Villa-Lobos
- El Valsecito – V. Sojo, arr. I. Kircher & A. Montes
- Gnossienne No. 1 – E. Satie