Guitarist Elise Neumann was born in Rostock, Germany where she started playing cello at an early age and later moved to guitar. In 2008, she won the 1st prize “Premio Accademia Santoro” at the Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra – Omaggio and Joaquín Rodrigo in Italy. In 2011, she became the 1st prize winner at the International Agustin Barrios Guitar Competition in Nuoro, Italy. Her debut CD was released in 2012 on the label Brilliant Classics. She has now released her second album on Carpe Diem Records titled, Bach & Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Music. For her second solo album Neumann chose works by two very different composers, JS Bach and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Both composers wrote music in the form of the suite, which Neumann plays with her much admired warm and profound tone on an instrument made by the famous Parisian guitar maker Daniel Friederich from 1969. Bach & Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Music has the perfect balance of player, instrument and space (Schloss Borbeck in Essen) that converge to form a perfect unity and deliver a natural, effortless and profoundly musical interpretation of these beautiful works. That’s the short of it!
Bach & Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Music
J.S. Bach: Suite in C Minor BWV 997 Prelude
.J.S. Bach: Suite in C Minor BWV 997 Fuga
J.S. Bach: Suite in C Minor BWV 997 Sarabande
.J.S. Bach: Suite in C Minor BWV 997 Gigue & Double
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - Gallarda
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - El canario
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - El villano
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - Pesame dello
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - El Rey Don Alonso
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Escarraman - La guarda cuydadosa
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico op. 85
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Carpe Diem Records
Neumann’s approach to the guitar is one of beauty, where clean technique and articulate attention to shaping a phrase makes each composition come alive.