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The Guitarist is the Number 1 album from one of the world's finest classical guitarists, Craig Ogden.
Australian-born surfing guitarist Craig Ogden's debut solo album on Classic FM entitled, 'The Guitarist' went straight to Number 1. The album comprises 20 tracks, including several new guitar versions of popular classical pieces as well as a number of brand new compositions.
They range from the haunting, shimmering Memories of the Alhambra, composed for guitar by Francisco Tárrega, to arrangements of romantic piano classics, such as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Debussy’s Clair de Lune; from traditional songs such as Scarborough Fair and Waltzing Matilda to Leonard Cohen’s pop anthem Hallelujah and the throbbing theme from the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
Craig Ogden has worked closely with his mentor John Williams and has been seen by most observers as Williams’ successor while his already substantial recorded catalogue has been widely praised, including from no less a figure than the great Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo who expressed his admiration for the Australian’s recording of the unforgettable Concierto de Aranjuez. As Rodrigo’s daughter wrote to the guitarist: “'My father enjoyed your interpretation immensely … this recording has confirmed your position among the greatest guitarists".
'The Guitarist' by Craig Ogden is out now. Order your copy now from any of the retailers below:
Listen to excerpts from The Guitarist below...
9. Le Onde
11. Romance No. 1
12. Simple Seranade
13. Lough Caragh
17. Romance No. 2
19. Rondo Rodeo
20. Waltzing Matilda