...referencing the famous melody by Brazilian master Egberto Gismonti, Z.o.o. guitar duo presents their special anniversary programme, celebrating 25 years of performance, innovation, renewal, transformation and above all a love and passion for making music together. Music by Scarlatti, Bach, Granados, Tõnu Kõrvits and Lauro.
Bach in the Dark
Peter and Marion shine fresh light on the music of one of the greatest composers: Johann Sebastian Bach. At the heart of this programme are the 2-part inventions played on requinto and baritone guitars, a unique experience giving the audience insight into the world of this master composer. Classical Guitar Magazine reviewed their recent CD recording of this intricate and precious music:
"The rich sound that emanates from this unusual combination is a joy to hear, with the bright treble sound of the requinto and the resonant basses on the baritone really creating some fabulous sonic moments. As for the music itself, well, there is not a single ordinary of boring moment to be found. Heartily recommended!"
Size Matters!!! Introduces the audience to the rich colour of the unique guitar-family instruments ranging from octave to bass guitar, built especially for the duo by Australian luthier Graham Caldersmith. Music by Scarlatti, Bach, Mertz, Vivaldi and Lauro.
Guitar & choir Z.o.o. guitar duo regularly enjoys performing with various choirs. Repertoire includes: Zwölf Lieder und Romanzen by Johannes Brahms (arranged for guitar duo and choir). Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco/Frederico Garcia Lorca (solo guitar and choir). Lorca Songs arranged by Marien Abspoel (solo guitar and choir).
There is an art to programming, and Peter and Marion have made it their speciality over the years, turning a concert into an experience.
Their impeccable ensemble playing, passionate music-making and on-stage repartee connects with their audience and has made them one of the most popular guitar ensembles on the Dutch chamber music circuit.
Below are some sample programmes, combinations are naturally possible. Most of the works can be viewed on the video page.