Daniel Lippel performs the world premiere recording of Andrew Violette's hour long Sonata for solo guitar on New Focus, a work that navigates stylistic diversity from thick, neo-baroque counterpoint to static, "colorfield" textures.
This is Classical Guitar
“The guitar playing is impressive mainly for Lippel’s focus and rhythmic drive due to the massive scope of the work. The piece does not let up in terms of playing. There is little in the way of guitar effects or fluffy textures. The first track is straight forward playing of notes in a texture of counterpoint and continuous movement which Lippel executes with focus and determination. The second track has moments of more space and variety in texture. Lippel also showcases some excellent motivic clarity and some pleasant coloristic touches.” - Bradford Werner