Bach, Mompou, and the World Premier of ‘Diary of a Camino’: All Part of the Peter Fletcher National Tour Concert on April 6th at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY—Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform the world premiere of ‘Diary of a Camino’ by American composer Jeremy Gill on April 6th at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. The performance will be part of a full concert, set to include Federico Mompou’s rarely performed 'Suite compostelana,’ in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the legendary composer’s birth.
"I recorded an all-Mompou album for Centaur Records in 2002 and had the good fortune of meeting his widow, Carmen Bravo. We spent time discussing interpretation in her beautiful home on the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona," said Fletcher of his inspiration and preparation for his current national tour. Of their meeting, Bravo states, "On that occasion, I heard him play the music of Federico Mompou and was able to observe in him a refined sensibility, much affinity for this music, plus a high technical level that justifies his excellent artistic trajectory."
Mompou is weaved into Fletcher’s work even further, as he is slated to perform the world premiere of 'Diary of a Camino.' "I wrote this work while walking the famous Camino Francés, one of several ancient pilgrimage routes that leads to the great Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, where Mompou lectured for many years," writes composer Jeremy Gill. The piece is a sonic diary of Gill’s trip and was written exclusively for Peter Fletcher’s Carnegie Hall performance.
Still, one of the most anticipated works on the program will be Bach’s ‘Chaconne in d minor from Partita no. 2.’ "I began working on this masterpiece when I was 13, and have come to understand it more than any other music in my repertoire."
The complete program follows:
Praetorius-- Three pieces from Terpsichore (transcribed by Fletcher)
Mudarra -- Fantasia X
Bach-- Courante from Cello Suite no. 3 (transcribed by Fletcher)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (transcribed by Rick Foster)
Chaconne from solo violin partita in d minor (transcribed by Segovia)
Granados-- Villanesca (transcribed by Fletcher)
Turina-- Garrotin (Homage à Tarrega)
Mompou-- Suite Compostelana
Jeremy Gill-- Diary of a Camino
Ravel-- Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty and Empress of the Pagodas (from
‘Mother Goose Suite’ transcribed by Fletcher)
Paganini-- Caprice no. 24 (transcribed by Fletcher)
Tickets are $20 and $25 may be obtained at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, from CarnegieCharge at [masked], or online at www.carnegiehall.org.
About Peter Fletcher:
A versatile and in-demand artist, Peter Fletcher performs over 100 concerts every year. In addition to playing standard works for classical guitar, Mr. Fletcher believes in expanding the rather limited guitar repertoire by transcribing music from other instruments, and programming new works. The American Record Guide wrote about Peter Fletcher: "He has a strong technique, a consistent tone, and a bold interpretive imagination." And the New York City Classical Guitar Society’s Nylon Review said simply: "Mr. Fletcher is one of the finest and most accomplished guitarists now appearing before the public." Peter Fletcher’s three recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works (Centaur Records), have received critical acclaim.
About Carnegie Hall:
For over a century, Carnegie Hall has been the place where distinctive artists of all stripes have come to make their names in New York City. This tradition of excellence has made Carnegie Hall an essential part of the city’s cultural fabric and the world’s most famous concert hall. Carnegie Hall is located at 881 7th Ave in New York.