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Stephen Aron (Guitar)

One Fell Swoop

by Stephen Aron

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The impetus for this project came from the desire to create an entire concert program of original music that has the same variety a conventional program typically has.
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One Fell Swoop by Stephen Aron

Aron states that "The impetus for this project came from the desire to create an entire concert program of original music that has the same variety a conventional program typically has." To that end he has written an hour-long program of solo guitar works that pays homage to several musical traditions. Included are pieces that embrace the Impressionism of Ravel, the Baroque suites of J. S. Bach, and the …
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Tropicale

by Aron Berkner Duo

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Tropicale - Flute and Guitar Music of Italy and Latin America - Jane Berkner, flute and Stephen Aron, guitar.
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A collection of irresistible dances and sultry ballads from the warmer climes of Italy, Cuba and South America, Tropicale will quickly fire up your imagination. Explosive choro, samba and salsa rhythms, perfectly complimented by exquisitely beautiful, soulful melodies, are compellingly set for flute and classical guitar.

Stephen Aron Plays Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words and Schumann's Scenes from Childhood

by Stephen Aron

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I have always been drawn to mid-19th century music for its unabashed romanticism, even its sentimentality--qualities often absent in more recent works. The guitar, is uniquely suited for expression of this type.
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I have always been drawn to mid-19th century music for its unabashed romanticism, even its sentimentality--qualities often absent in more recent works. The guitar, it seems to me, is uniquely suited for expression of this type. The guitar's intimate quality-inherent in the manner of sound production used, that of actual fingertips stroking the strings (as opposed to, say, the hammer of the piano or the bow of the violin)-contributes to this association. The …
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Brazilian Masterworks for Guitar

by Stephen Aron

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This recording features the world premiere of the complete guitar works of Brazilian composer Walter Burle Marx.
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This recording features the world premiere of the complete guitar works of Brazilian composer Walter Burle Marx. A celebrated pianist and conductor, Burle Marx (1902-90), composed for chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, choir and various solo instruments. He wrote his guitar works in the 1970’s after beginning a freindship with the renowned guitarist Andres Segovia. The pieces were never played or published, however, and appear here, in their entirety, for the first time ever. The works …
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My Favorite Chopin Mazurkas

by Stephen Aron

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Chopin’s music is among the most frequently chosen source material by the guitarist-arranger. This is certainly the first such exhaustive exploration of the genre for solo guitar.
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My Favorite Chopin Mazurkas by Stephen Aron

While at first, the very notion of playing an entire CD of this music on the solo guitar seems unlikely, close scrutiny reveals in these works an astonishingly rich resource for the guitarist. Mine is not, of course, the first effort to arrange these pieces. Many guitarists over the years, including Chopin’s contemporary and compatriot, Jan N. de Brobrowicz, and the legendary Spanish master, Francisco Tarrega, have …
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