Composer: Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Carl Friedrich Abel
Performer: Evgeni Finkelstein – guitar
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Acoustic Music Records
Size: 1.01 GB
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Evgeni Finkelstein (Евгений Финкельштейн) / Le Baroque (2016)
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
01. La Reveuse
02. L Arabesque
Antoine Forqueray (1699-1782)
03. Allemande, La Laborde
04. La Forqueray
05. La Cottin
06. La Bellmont
07. La Portugaise
08. La Couperin
Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640-1700)
09. Tombeau Les Regrets
11. Les Pleurs
12. Joye des Elisees
13. Les Pleurs 2
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Recorded January 10-14, 2015 at Acoustic Music Studio in Osnabrück, Germany
Produced by Peter Finger
With his album “Le Baroque,” the Russian master guitarist took on an ambitious and musically innovative project and carried it out with impressive virtuosity and top-notch musicality.
Finkelstein uses his guitar to perform baroque music that was originally written for the viola da gamba, probably the favorite instrument at the royal courts in the 17th century. He was inspired by the realization that the viola da gamba resembled the guitar in many aspects, so he studied the works of four major composers from the time of Louis XIV and gave them a beautiful musical expression by transcribing them for the guitar.
was born in Moscow in 1972. He was eleven years old when he began his first lessons with famous Russian guitarist Alexander Frauchi.
In 1987 Evgeni entered the Russian Musical College. His teacher there was the famous composer and guitarist Nikita Koshkin. In 1991 he passed the exams and enrolled in the Russian Gnesins Academy of music, where Evgeni attended professor Frauchis classes. He attracted the attention of Koshkin and Frauchi who were prominent in supporting his development. From 1996 till 1997 Evgeni took lessons from the outstanding teacher – Kamill Arturovich Frauchi.
1995 – prizewinner of the first Moscow international classical guitar competition 1995 – prizewinner of the 4-th classical guitar competition «Guitar in Russia» (in Woronezh) 1996 – the prizewinner of the international classical guitar competition «Printemps de la Guitar» in Belgium
Evgeni plays many concerts in Russia, in the past Soviet Union, in Great Britain, in Germany, in Austria and in other European countries. Since 1993 E. Finkelstein teaches at the high school – at the State Classical Academy in Moscow. He became a professor of Academy in 2010. Many of his students became prizewinners of the classical guitar competitions.