DAVID HÄRENSTAM - Classical Guitar
All in Twilight
Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) All in Twilight
Erland von Koch (1910-2009) Utanmyra variationer
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Histoire du Tango
Peter Knudsen (1980) Depaysement
Roland Dyens (1955-2016) Fuoco
David Härenstam, guitar
Peter Knudsen, piano
Reviews: 'An intimate and fruitful meeting across the genre boundaries.
David Härenstam belongs to our country's top classical guitarists, and Peter Knudsen is a highly rated jazz pianist and teacher at Örebros Music Collage. The two have put together a cross-border concert program - a mix of classical, jazz, tango and folk music. The duo played selected movements from the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsus suite All in Twilight, and Astor Piazzola's fiery Histoire du Tango. In addition, Erland von Koch's 'Utanmyra variations' were interpreted, based on the folk melody now associated with Jan Johansson, as well as a Hector Villa Lobo's guitar concert. As an encore, one of Piazzola's most beautiful melodies, Oblivion, was invited. The compositions were chosen with care: beautiful, virtuoso and rarely heard.'
'The improvised elements did not feel clogged, but worked very well in the context. Sometimes it was even difficult to know what was written and what was improvised. This was a concert night, which once again showed that a meeting between jazz and other musical genres is not only possible, but at best - like here - fruitful.'