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Paul Chihara

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Concerto for Guitar (1975)
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1975
Duration
16 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Guitar
Orchestration
Programme Note
Paul Chihara Concerto for Guitar (1975)
Composer Note:

The Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra with Trumpet Obbligato was written for Pepe Romero and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1975. Maestro Neville Marriner was the orchestra’s first music director, and he chose me to be his first composer-in-residence. Over the years, we have maintained the warmest artistic friendship. The concerto also reflects my friendship with the great Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero, and our mutual fascination for scary movies with their haunting stories and images of tragic, beautiful women. The concerto evokes the mysterious films from Japan from that period: especially Kuroneko (Black Cat) and Onibaba (Demon Woman.)

—Paul Chihara

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