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RSNO - Beaser: Guitar Concerto - Classical CD Choice

06 July 2017
Classical CD Choice
Barry Forshaw

The classical industry may be going through one of its periodic periods of crisis (although the number of issues – as noted above — remains prodigious), but it is notable that there are still recordings available of unusual repertoire, such as this subtly winning (if quotidian) guitar concerto by Robert Beaser, played with understated sensitivity by Eliot Fisk, sensitively accompanied by Serebrier and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
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