Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo
"amazing musicians," "thrilling," and "charismatic" are the accolades the press
has offered to describe the Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo. The Duo's
concerts of original and transcribed works for two guitars - reaching back to
the Baroque and pointing to the future with dramatic cutting-edge works by modern
composers - have earned bravos from audiences across America. The current recital
program, "Latin Magic", features fiery Argentinean Tangos and Jazz-influenced
contemporary compositions, along with fascinating transcriptions of Spain's turn-of-the-century
piano masterworks set for two guitars.
Goldspiel and Richard Provost, already renowned as performers and educators, first
joined forces in 1988 with the goal of promoting exciting new music for the guitar
duo format. They have given the world premieres of Charles Griffin's From the
Faraway Nearby, at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and Edward Diemente's The
Spanish Steps, a concerto for two guitars and orchestra. In addition, they have
premiered works by Michael Karmon, Thomas Schuttenhelm, and David Macbride.
As performing/touring artists for the Louisiana State Division of the Arts, New
England Foundation for the Arts, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the
Duo has performed extensively for school children, conducted master classes for
serious students of the guitar, and lectured on music.
CD's released by the Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo have garnered praise
from Fanfare, American Record Guide, Soundboard, and Classical Guitar. In addition,
their recordings are frequently heard on National Public Radio stations throughout
the country. Their fourth CD An Essential Reflection has just been released by
Brioso Records. On the program are the premiere recordings of Thomas Schuttenhelm's
An Essential Reflection, Michael Karmon's Caught in the Headlights, and Ferdinando
Carulli's transcription of Haydn's London Symphony. Rounding out the program is
Fernando Sor's Souvenir de Russie and the Duo's arrangement of Aaron Copland's
Alan Goldspiel is Associate Professor
of Music and Coordinator of the Music Department at Louisiana Tech University.
Richard Provost is Professor of Classical Guitar at the Hartt School, University
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