'FROM THE SUMMER SOLSTICE'

From the Summer Solstice

'From the Summer Solstice' is an exciting new album featuring premiere recordings of works by Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Charlton, Richard Lenz and Paul Svoboda. The liner notes for this all Australian concept (including the instruments used) have been written by the composers featured on this album with an introduction by William Yeoman.

Tracks: 1. Dhyana* (Contemplation after E.Satie) - R.Lenz. 2-5. Nightsongs (Four Collected Duets) - R.Charlton (Refractions* - Romanza - Nightsongs** - Spiral Ellipse). 6-10. From the Summer Solstice* - R.Lenz (Awakening - Eventide - Blessings - Serenity - Celebrations). 11-12. Two Guitar Duets - P.Sculthorpe (Darwin Calypso* - Sea Chant**). 13. Aurora* - P.Svoboda.

* premiere recording ** premiere recording of this version

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.........'nothing short of superb - exquisite stuff! .....this wonderful programme is a gem' - Classical Guitar Magazine UK.

.........'Subtle interpretations, crisp articulation and a focus on absolute beauty of tone production have burnished each track on the album to a high state of finish' - 'Limelight' (ABC Magazine).

MP3 Samples: MP3Dhyana - R.Lenz  MP3Refractions - R.Charlton  MP3Romanza - R.Charlton  MP3Celebrations - R.Lenz 

'ILLUSIE'

Illusie

'Illusie' features premiere recordings and new arrangements for two guitars. The album was recorded at Soundmine Studios with the financial support of ArtsWA.

Tracks: 1. Oriental - E.Granados Arr. Duo Lenz. 2. Lo Que Vendra - A.Piazzolla Arr. Aussel-Estrada. 3. Spiral Ellipse* - R.Charlton. 4. Milonga - J.Cardoso. 5-7. Tango,Milonga y Final - M.D.Pujol (Tango de Abril - Milonga de Junio - Final Feliz). 8. Illusie* - R.Lenz. 9. The First Puzzle* - G.Rogers. 10. Prayer - F.Hand. 11. Danza Brasilera - J.Morel. 12. Träumerei - R.Schumann Arr. R.Lenz. 13. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - G.F.Handel Arr. R.Lenz.

* premiere recording

.........'an essential album for the guitar afficionado' - Classical Fruit Salad (RTR FM magazine).

.........'Your rendition of 'Prayer' is very beautiful and I am most pleased.......... You're both very talented and make exquisite music together' - Frederic Hand.

MP3 Samples: MP3Oriental - E.Granados  MP3Spiral Ellipse - R.Charlton  MP3Illusie - R.Lenz  MP3The First Puzzle - G.Rogers 

'ILLUSIE' - NEW DIGITAL RE-RELEASE

Illusie - New Digital Release

This new re-release of ‘Illusie’ is available as a digital download only. The download is available from iTunes.

Tracks: 1. Oriental - E.Granados Arr. Duo Lenz. 2. Lo Que Vendra - A.Piazzolla Arr. Aussel-Estrada. 3. Spiral Ellipse* - R.Charlton. 4. Milonga - J.Cardoso. 5-7. Tango,Milonga y Final - M.D.Pujol (Tango de Abril - Milonga de Junio - Final Feliz). 8. Illusie* - R.Lenz. 9. The First Puzzle* - G.Rogers. 10. Prayer - F.Hand. 11. Danza Brasilera - J.Morel. 12. Träumerei - R.Schumann Arr. R.Lenz. 13. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - G.F.Handel Arr. R.Lenz.

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'MUSIC FOR THE OPEN ROAD' - ABC CLASSICS

Music For The Open Road - ABC Classics

Duo Lenz appears on ABC Classic FM 'Drive' compilation CD Music For The Open Road

The tracks on this CD (ABC Classics 476 4657) reflect the music mix on 'Classic Drive' - ABC Classic FM's weekday program. The Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe's 'Darwin Calypso', recorded by Duo Lenz, is included as Track 6 on this album.

For more information about this album please visit  The ABC Shop Online

'BLUE SAPPHIRES' - WA CGSO

Blue Sapphires - WA CGSO

Festive Fizz (written by Richard Lenz) recorded by the WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra.

Recorded late 2009 by the CGSWA Orchestra and conducted by Jane Darcey this album features original compositions and arrangements by Australian composers.

For more information about this album please visit
The Guitar Society of WA

'FESTIVE FIZZ' - WYGF

Festive Fizz - WYGF

Festive Fizz (written by Richard Lenz) recorded by Guitarstrophe!.

'Festive Fizz' has become the title track of a new album featuring Guitarstrophe!, the Eden-Stell duo and the National Youth Guitar Ensemble (NYGE). The CD was released in 2008 and was recorded at the University of Winchester, as part of the World Youth Guitar Festival.

For more information about this album please visit
www.guitarstrophe.com  or   www.wygf.org

.........'We all enjoyed hearing Guitarstrophe! play your music (Festive Fizz), so much so that we named the CD after it' - Mark Eden, Christopher Stell, WYGF