Second Review for Zoran Dukic, Classical Guitar performance

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Zoran’s program was a delight from the first note to the last. I was seated in the far back of the balcony and was in awe of his sound, with no amplification the sound resonated through the whole church providing us with a mesmerizing evening of music.

He opened with a strikingly difficult piece, the Jose Sonata and dispensed with it with great verve and panache. It’s not an easy piece for performer or novice listener, but Zoran was able to play it beautifully, the best live rendition I have ever heard.

More well-known repertoire by Malats and Barrios followed which was somewhat less remarkable, but, again, he applied his unique sound and personality to these warhorses. The first half ended with Dusan Bogdanovic’s Balkan Miniatures, wonderful musical sketches, flawlessly played.

The second half opened with a Sonata by Ourkouzounov, I’d never heard it but would love to hear it again. A wonderful addition to the guitar repertoire. A hypnotic homage to Bach by Gerard Drozd followed which featured two intertwining contrapuntal lines, with a baroque style pedal bass; it is a wonderful composition that left most of us holding our breath throughout.

Next up were two transcriptions of Piazzolla and they were total show pieces for Zoran. He was completely at home with them, possibly showing, to me at least, his best playing of the evening. The last piecers by Tadic are starting to become more well-known, very memorable, particularly the Macedonian Girl, its been ringing around in my head ever since.

by Charles Mokotoff

Zoran Dukic with Tom Cole, WPFW 89.3 FM

Our January classical guitarist, Zoran Dukic (Croatia)
in the recording booth with Tom Cole,
from WPFW 89.3’s “G Strings” radio show.

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Where in the World?

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In preparation for a recent grant, someone asked where our guitarists have come from so, we listed the countries – wow!

Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China, Republic of
Colombia
Croatia
Cuba
England
France
Germany
Greece
Holland
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Mexico
Paraguay
Poland
Scotland
Spain
Turkey
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela

For more information about individual performers, go to www.marlowguitar.org/archives

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