The Front Row, 12/17/2007

The Netherlands-based duo of Robert Bekkers & Anne Ku perform selections for a rare combination these days -- classical guitar & piano! They're here in the Bayou City to perform a couple of house concerts, and today we've invited them to be our sole guests for a special studio recital . . .

All the way from Utrecht, The Netherlands, pianist Anne Kuξ& guitarist Robert Bekkersξchat with Dean Dalton andξtreat us to a live performance inξKUHF's Studio 3C.ξξHear the duo's renditions ofξmusic by early 19th-century composersξMauro Giuliani & Fernando Carulli.ξ ListenξξDownload

Anne Ku & Robert Bekkers talk about and play music from the 20th century, including excerpts from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Fantasia for Piano & Guitar and Federico Moreno Torroba's Sonatina.ξ Listenξ Download

The performance veers intoξexciting contemporary repertoire in the final segment.ξ Eric Otte's Suite, Rio de la Plata and Allan Segall's When J.S. Bach, Igor Stravinsky, and The Who Metξwere, in fact, writtenξfor Anne Ku & Robert Bekkers.ξ We also hear Floating from David Harvey's Little Suite.ξ Pianoguitar.com is the group's website.ξ Listenξ Download

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