Watch video clips of the performance at the Purcell Room on Machaca’s YouTube channel.

The recording boasts an impressive line-up of artists including Ruth Rogers on violin, Gemma Rosefield on cello, Spanish pianist Jose Menor, soprano Laura Mitchell, percussion from the O-Duo, Vietnamese accordion player Phuong Nguyen, Venezuelan singer Luzmira Zerpa and the famous Sacconi String Quartet.

Highlights include the world premiere recording of Alec Roth’s ‘Quintet for Guitar and Strings’, written especially for the Sacconi Quartet and Morgan Szymanski as well as the first recording of Simone Iannarelli’s ‘Valzer Brillante’ for guitar and strings.

Other featured composers include Manuel M. Ponce, Astor Piazzolla, Leo Brouwer, Paulo Bellinati and Antonio Lauro.

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Tracklisting:

1. Prelude for Harpsichord and Guitar – Manuel M. Ponce
Guest: Jose Menor (Harpsichord)

2. Bordel 1900 – Astor Piazzolla
Guest: Ruth Rogers (Violin)

3. Café 1930 – Astor Piazzolla
Guest: Phuong Nguyen (Accordion)

4. Nightclub 1960 – Astor Piazzolla
Guest: Ruth Rogers – Violin

5. Vals Criollo (Natalia) – Antonio Lauro

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Guests: O Duo (Percussion) / Luzmira Zerpa (Voice and Cuatro)

6. Valzer Brillante – Simone Iannarelli (World Premiere Recording)
Guests: Sacconi Quartet

7. Danza Caracteristica – Leo Brouwer

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Guest: Oliver Cox – Percussion

8. Cancion de Cuna – Leo Brouwer

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Guest: Laura Mitchell – Soprano/Oliver Cox- Percussion

9. Estrellita – Manuel M. Ponce
Guest: Gemma Rosefield – Cello

10. Jongo – Paulo Bellinati

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Guests: ODuo – Percussion

11. Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 – Heitor Villa-Lobos
Guest: Laura Mitchell

12. Quintet for Guitar and Strings – Alec Roth (World Premiere Recording)
Guests: Sacconi Quartet

13. Prelude (In memoriam Lobgott Piepsam)
Danza (Papa H Dances)
Cancion (A Fine Lady)
Finale (All Around the World)

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