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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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