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DT Plays Takemitsu on YouTube

David Tanenbaum playing Takemitsu‘s In The Woods for the SF Guitar Society. Enjoy!

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07 – 08 Season Notes

David Tanenbaum’s upcoming season includes performances in Brazil, Korea, Mexico and throughout the U.S. Highlights include a performance of Henze‘s El Cimarron in Tijuana, Mexico; the world premiere of Jorge Liderman‘s new work for guitar and string quartet with Quarteto Latinamericano at Cal Berkeley, a Julian Bream tribute at the 92nd Street Y in New York and the world premiere of Terry Riley‘s new triple concerto for two guitars and violin. He will also premiere a new work by Ronald Bruce Smith for guitar with interactive electronics.

Review in the Darmstadter Echo

‘A highpoint (of the festival) was certainly the evening with the American guitarist David Tanenbaum, who is one of the most renowned international artists of that speciality. How cleanly Tanenbaum has mastered the sounds and at the same time playing with amazing acrobatics.’ Heinz Zietsch, Feb. 17, 2006, Darmstadter Echo

Review in the Eugene Register Guard

‘The performance [of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez] certainly justified Tanenbaum’s reputation. He is an outstanding perfromer and a master of his instrument. He moved from the highest to the lowest range of the guitar with aplomb. His rhythms were precise and lively, and his tone was always clear and singing. It’s difficult to imagine a more satisfactory performance of this concerto.’

Peter Bergquist, Eugene Register Guard

Another New Lou Harrison Guitar Piece

Some months after he died a guitar trio was found in Lou Harrison’s papers called Elegy for Harpo Marx, composed in 1964. The history of the piece is unclear but the version found was certainly written for guitar. Tanenbaum performed (premiered?) the work at the San Francisco Conservatory November 7, 2004 with Brian Dowdy and Rodrigo Placencia, and they recorded the work Nov. 25 for Mode Records.