We are pleased to announce a new FRESH From Reference Recordings release: Tempo do Brasil
Solo & Chamber Works for Guitar
Tacy Edwards, flute
Marco Sartor, guitar
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano
Natalia Khoma, cello
Showcasing the Versatility and Beauty of the Guitar!
Grammy® nominated classical guitarist Marc Regnier has won the attention and respect of critics, producers, and musicians for over three decades as a performer, recording artist and educator. This unique artist has been described as that of “a master of his instrument” and “a musician of intelligence, lyricism and subtlety.” Since his concert debut at the age of fifteen, Regnier has performed and given master classes in major series and festivals in Canada, South America and throughout America from San Francisco to several solo performances at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. Mr. Regnier has had the privilege of working with Grammy winning and nominated engineers and producers in his numerous recordings. This is his first release with Reference Recordings
Regnier is joined on this album by world-class musicians and dear friends Marco Sartor, guitar, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano, Natalia Khoma, cello and Tacy Edwards, flute. Tempo Do Brasil is produced by six-time Grammy® nominees Marina and Victor Ledin, and engineered by multiple Grammy® award-winning Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound.
In Marc Regnier’s own words: “ My goal was to include repertoire that demonstrated the various styles and moods of Brazilian music. It was also important to showcase the versatility and beauty of the guitar as a solo and ensemble instrument. Naturally when selecting classical repertoire of Brazil, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music is usually at the forefront. He is described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th century Brazilian art music”. The challenge here was to present music that is not over recorded, which is impossible when speaking of Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Villa-Lobos’ most famous piece and a must to include in this CD. Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Paulo Bellinati, Radames Gnattali and Baden Powell are all prominent Brazilian composers and performers, with Assad and Bellinati very active on the international stage today.”
Marc Regnier is currently Professor of Guitar at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, and lives with his wife, Jane, and their many cats.