Anisa Angarola & Valarie King: Pastorale

Valarie King: Pastorale
Title: Pastorale
Label: CD Baby

ANISA ANGAROLA and Valarie King developed one of the finest classical guitar-flute duos in the country. Working together while studying music at the University of Southern California, they have performed and recorded together for over a decade. Pastorale is a selection of their favorites. It contains the premiere recording of Air by leading composer Ian Krouse as well as the premiere of his large work, Da Chara, commissioned by the duo. Da Chara has now become an important piece in the flute - guitar repertoire and a popular concert piece. ANISA ANGAROLA is one of the twelve guitar soloists selected nationwide to perform in the historic 1980 master class given by Andres Segovia. She is also the founder of the renowned Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, recording and touring with the group for ten years to international acclaim. She is not only a three time recipient of the California Arts Council Grant, but also a prizewinner with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in the 35th Concert Artists Guild International Competition, New York. She has concertized throughout North America, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Orient, including appearances at Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall NY, Teatro Nacional in Madrid, Zurich Toenhalle, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Mozart Festival, over a hundred concerts in Mexico, including the International Cervantino Festival at the invitation of the government of Mexico. She has been heard on national and international radio-television broadcasts including ZDF Mainz, Germany. Anisa has also concertized with maestro Angel Romero and with the Romeros Quartet. In 1991, she founded the Angarola Guitar Quartet combining a group of international guitarists to commission new repertoire for guitar ensemble. This group has been critically acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times and hailed for it's precision and it's exciting performances by the European press. Angarola has long been a fan of Ireland and it's musical tradition. Her Irish Airs and Dances was on the ballot of the 1992 Grammy awards. With ten-times All-Ireland Champion, fiddler Seamus Connolly, Angarola recorded in Dublin for the Radio Telefis Eireann, now part of the RTE archives. Angarola has applied her talents as producer, arranger, and performer on over a dozen recordings. Valarie King is one of the most sought after flutists in the United States. A graduate of University of Southern California with a B.A. in Music, Valarie is equally at home in recording studios or live stage performances. Her ability to adapt to various musical styles is in great demand. Live Performances with: Hubert Laws, Jean Pierre Rampal, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Michael Crawford, Tony Bennett, Robert Goulet... TV and Motion Picture Performances: John Williams, James Horner, David Foster, Jerry Goldmsith, Maurice Jarre, Patrice Rushen, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Mandel, Stanley Clarke... Symphony Orchestra Performances: San Francisco Ballet,Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, American Jazz Orchestra...

1.1 Petite Suite Medievale (E. Djemil)-Sicilienne
1.2 Petite Suite Medievale-Sonnerie
1.3 Petite Suite Medievale-Apres Une Page de Ronsard
1.4 Petite Suite Medievale-Ronde
1.5 Parson's Farewell/Goddesses-Trad. Angarola-King
1.6 Air - Ian Krouse
1.7 Carolan's Concerto-Carolan Arr. Angarola
1.8 Sheebeg Sheemore-Carolan Arr. Angarola
1.9 Gymnopedie 1-E. Satie
1.10 Pastorale Joyeuse-E. Desportes
1.11 Pastorale Melancolique - E. Desportes
1.12 Zambra-Angarola/King
1.13 Da Chara - Krouse
1.14 Gymnopedie III - Satie

Anisa Angarola & Valarie King: Pastorale

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