Viviana Guzman, flute
Jeremy Jouve, guitar
EUROPEAN MUSIC FOR FLUTE & GUITAR
An adventurous program of European masterworks for flute and guitar, from scintillating young artists VIVIANA GUZMÁN and JÉRÉMY JOUVE. Their outstanding performances have been captured brilliantly by Grammy®-winning recording engineer Keith O. Johnson. A winner for all audiophiles and music lovers! This album is a musical journey full of emotion, from the soothing and mellow music of Faure and Satie to the driving excitement of “Bolero” and “Carmen,” to the thrilling modern music of Dyens, Duplessy and Ourkouzounov!
“These attractive classical selections are quite varied…The two performers decided on specific selections here ranging from the soothing and mellow music of Faure and Satie to the more exciting “Bolero” and “Carmen ” and to the modern music of Dyens and Duplessy. … Many of the selections are mellow and relaxing as well as simply interesting. As usual Reference Recordings audio quality is simply outstanding…” —Positive Feedback Online
“The sound of the flute is silky. The guitar comes across as full, spacious and not too hard. The connection between the two musicians is excellent – a real dialogue. The recording quality is very good, setting a good balance between the two instruments and catching their voices clearly. The booklet tells the stories of the creation of the works. This is a disc for repetitive listening. Every track is a joy. I am sure I will return to it often.” —Oleg Ledeniov, MusicWeb International
“…this breathtaking CD features the pristine musical voices of Viviana Guzmán on flute and Jérémy Jouve on guitar. From the very first piece, Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Pavane, Op. 50,’ Guzmán and Jouve weave their instruments through and within each other — breeze to waterfall, sway to jangle. And all throughout their recording, the auditory caravan of Guzmán and Jouve, contues to take listeners along a sunlit journey through Maurice Ravel’s ‘Boléro’ and ‘Pièce en forme de Habenera’ and on through Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne No. 1’ and ‘Gymnopédie No. 1.’” — Jean Bartlett, Coastal Connections
“While the well-known tracks are very pleasing, I found the newer works for flute and guitar especially exciting. Perhaps today’s composers will be inspired to continue finding fresh ideas on how to write for this beloved pairing.” — Tess Miller, The Flutist Quarterly