Hoppstock / Willcocks: Works For Guitar (CD)

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Artist:
Tilman Hoppstock (alias Allan Willcocks), Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

There is a lack of guitar music from the time of Impressionism. This was the reason for Tilman Hoppstock to compose a variety of works for guitar solo under the pseudonym of the fictitious figure of Allan Willcocks during the last few years: Over time, five work cycles have been formed and an entirely individual ‘Willcocks style’ has evolved which is periodically reminiscent of the musical language of Debussy and Ravel or the tonal colouring favoured by the English composers Scott and Ireland. Tilman Hoppstock with his splendid guitar technique and musicality leads us with his music into a wonderful world of impressionistic sounds and pictures.

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet commissioned an “Allan Willcocks” piece by Tilman Hoppstock, who wrote for them a five-movement “Suite Transcendent” in 2014/15, which is now recorded for the first time.

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Tracklisting:

Tilman Hoppstock:

1-12. 12 Impressionistic Sketches for Guitar
13-24. Tilman Hoppstock: 12 Miniature Preludes for Guitar
25. Variations on a Theme of Debussy
26-37. 12 Studies for Guitar
38-42. Suite Transcendent for Guitar Quartet