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Master classical guitarist Tanenbaum tackles some very intense music written during the 1980s by composers Sir Michael Tippett, Steve Reich, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Roberto Sierra, and Taru Takemitsu. The 70-plus minutes of music demonstrate the broad sound spectrum the guitar is capable of expressing. The pieces range in style from the post-Romantic "The Blue Guitar" by Tippett to the minimalist pulsations of "Electric Counterpoint" by Reich in which the soloist pre-records as many as twelve guitars and two electric bass parts and then plays the final 13th guitar part live against the tape. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats, Rovi


Born: 10 September 1956 in New York, NY

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '90s, '00s

In addition to his remarkable concert career, American David Tanenbaum has become one of the most tireless promoters and supporters of the classical guitar and its repertoire. As a performer, teacher, and editor, he continues to contribute to the status of his instrument. David Tanenbaum was born into an exceptionally musical family; his mother, a private piano teacher, gave him his first lessons at the age of five. His father, Elias Tanenbaum, was a composer and head of the electronic music program...
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