A tale of change, innovation, triumphs and challenges, and above all: music! Attractive, colourful and varied compositions from Germany, The Netherlands and Estonia, also featuring the music of the recently rediscovered Viennese composer Ferdinand Rebay. In the turbulent years around the Second World War, Rebay - with no fewer than 600 beautiful works in late-Romantic style for guitar - had completely disappeared. Forgotten, but fortunately not lost: piece by piece the manuscripts see the light of day and it becomes clear that he is one of the most important romantic composers for the instrument!
Serenade: Lieder ohne Worte
No instrument sings of love as convincingly as the guitar, its characteristic sound makes many a musical heart beat faster. Featuring music by Scarlatti, Mertz, Rebay.
Peter and Marion introduce the audience to the rich sound of the unique guitar-family instruments ranging from octave to bass guitar, built especially for the duo by Graham Caldersmith, Jeroen Hilhorst and Paul Sheridan.
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!"
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 possible. Most of the works can be viewed on the video page.