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Profesión

Sean Shibe

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A Magical Return to the Classical Guitar – Exclusively in Stereo & 5 Channel DSD at NativeDSD!

Sean Shibe returns to the classical guitar on Profesión, bringing together works by Agustín Barrios, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Alberto Ginastera.

The album derives its name from Barrios’s “Profesión de Fe” (profession of faith), a poem which he often used as a preface to his concerts. The poem references indigenous mythological deities, and praises the power of the guitar as the ultimate conduit to the secrets of the divine South-American destiny.

Barrios’s La Catedral and Julia Florida are combined with Villa Lobos’s 12 Études, while Ginastera’s Sonata completes the program. These works by South American composers begin with homage and pastiche in reverence of the Old World, but build towards a totally original idiom – musical magical realism.

The repertoire is voluminous, indulging in excess, and narcotic, and as such creates a counterweight to the reserved and introspective nature of Shibe’s acclaimed classical predecessor album Camino.

This will be Shibe’s first-ever album focussing on repertoire that was originally written for the classical guitar, and he plays a Hauser copy built for Julian Bream. It was considered one of the best instruments of the 1930s, and fits the sound world of this programme like a glove.


Sean Shibe, Classical Guitar

Tracklist

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1.
5 Preludes, W419, A419 - No. 3 in A Minor (Homage to Bach)
03:53
2.
La catedral - I. Preludio (Saudade)
01:59
3.
La catedral - II. Andante religioso
02:02
4.
La catedral - III. Allegro solemne
03:19
5.
Julia Florida in D Major
04:32
6.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 1, Allegro non troppo - arpeggios
02:02
7.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 2, Allegro - arpeggios
01:38
8.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 3, Allegro moderato - arpeggios
02:49
9.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 4, Un peu modere - repeated chords
04:37
10.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 5, Andantino
02:21
11.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 6, Poco allegro
01:46
12.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 7, Tres anime
03:00
13.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 8, Modere - Lent
03:04
14.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 9, Tres peu anime
03:02
15.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 10, Tres anime
02:00
16.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 11, Lent
03:52
17.
12 Studies, W235, A235 - No. 12, Anime
02:19
18.
Sonata, Op. 47 - I. Esordio
04:14
19.
Sonata, Op. 47 - II. Scherzo
03:20
20.
Sonata, Op. 47 - III. Canto
03:50
21.
Sonata, Op. 47 - IV. Finale
02:15

Total time: 01:01:54

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Matthew Swan

Recording Engineer

Oscar Torres

Release DateNovember 17, 2023

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MusicWeb International

…Sean Shibe plays the piece with classical simplicity. Overall, his playing is so convincing and sensitive, not least in Barrios’ solemn La catedral, one of my favourite guitar works – and just listen to how beautifully he plays Julia Florida.

Lovers of guitar music should invest in this disc.

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