Monday, September 17, 2012

Milos Karadaglic: Pasión

"Milos Karadaglic, known to fans simply as Milos, sat alone on the bare stage at Joe’s Pub, a concert venue in Manhattan, last week, just himself and his guitar. Playing from his newest album, ‘Pasión,' he took command, not by demanding attention, but by drawing the audience in, sensuously, hauntingly, and with a clarity of purpose and technique. ... When Deutsche Gramophone signed Karadaglic last year, reporters were quick to note his status as the first classical guitarist added onto the label in years, a sign of the instrument's waning popularity (Karadaglic blamed pop music for the trend). His first album Mediterráneo garnered glowing reviews. ... 'Pasión' has a delicious depth to it. Opening the album is the chilling ‘Libertango,’ by Argentine tango composer Piazzolla. The piece is accompanied by a string quartet and is a nice change to the primarily solo-driven pieces featured in the album. He also plays the sensual, 'Danza Brasilera,' by Argentine classical guitarist and composer Jorge Morel, as well as two gorgeous pieces composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, the Brazilian composer considered one of the most significant musicians of 20th century Brazil" (Hallie Sekoff, "Milos, Classical Guitar Sensation, Talks 'Pasion,' The Brilliance of Segovia, And Breaking Into the U.S.," Huffington Post, 7/30/12).

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