Bernhard Hofstötter - Campion: Music for Baroque Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:50 min | 259 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017
A distinguished addition to the extensive Brilliant Classics catalogue of guitar music brings yet another new name to the catalogue, that of François Campion. Born in Rouen around 1685, Campion published an influential teaching method for the guitar but his own music is far more than merely academic. Here are Gavottes, fugues, preludes and ‘tombeaux’ (written in memory of contemporaries) that exploit and stretch his instrument’s potential for polyphonic complexity to a degree unprecedented for his time. The album closes with a wonderfully elaborate passacaglia with 36 variations.