Friday, September 9, 2016

Rupert Boyd, Fantasias

Rupert Boyd is a classical guitarist who, yes, gets all the notes right. But he also brings to each piece a mastery of phrasing and a rhythmic jolt at times that puts him in the coterie of artists of excellence.

All this you hear to fine advantage on his album Fantasias (Little Mystery 103). On it is a cornucopia of works from virtually all ages and places--a Piazzolla tango, an arrangement of four old Celtic songs by D. Russell, a couple of short works by DeFalla, a Villa-Lobos etude, John Dowland and on from there.

The exceptional clarity and expressiveness that is the Boyd way is rare and a great thing to hear. Check out this terrific album!

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