Guitar Duo Extravaganza: Amadeus Guitar Duo 25th anniversary

When the Amadeus Guitar Duo – Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff decided to celebrate their 25th anniversary as the Amadeus Guitar Duo, who better to celebrate with than two other of their favourite collaborating guitar duos: Eden-Stell Duo – Mark Eden and Chris Stell and the Gruber & Maklar Guitar Duo – Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar. What a super idea!!!

The concert tour of the three guitar duos – yes, sometimes, performing as a sextet – begins on Saturday 5 November 2016 in Kempen and ends on Sunday 13 November 2016 in Dortmund with 12 concerts in total, including a concert being recorded by Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln.

And the programme looks irresistible:

Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major by Luigi Boccherini (arranged for guitar sextet)
Das Spiel by Carlo Domeniconi for guitar sextet
Seven Dances from Terspichore by Michael Praetorius (for guitar quartet)
Suite in G minor by Georg Friedrich Händel (for guitar duo)
Suite for Piano (1920) by Francis Poulenc (arranged for guitar duo by Chris Stell)

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Amadeus Guitar Duo with Eden-Stell Duo

Impressions (2015) by Dale Kavanagh (solo)
La vida brève and Danza ritual del fuego by Manuel de Falla (duo)
Thema und Variationen, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms (arranged for sextet by Christian Gruber)
Palladio by Karl Jenkins (arranged for sextet by Gary Spolding)

Amadeus Guitar Duo & friends 25th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, 5 November 2016Kempen, Franziskaner-Kloster, 8pm.
Sunday, 6 November 2016Herten, Schloss, 11am, recorded by WDR.
Sunday, 6 November 2016Jüchen, Peter-Giesen-Halle, 6pm.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016: Hiddenhausen, Ev. Kirche, 7.30pm.
Thursday, 10 November 2016: Dinslaken, Kulturzentrum Ledigenheim, 8pm.
Friday, 11 November 2016: Iserlohn, Parktheater, 8pm.
Saturday, 12 November 2016: Meschede, Ev. Kirche, 8pm.
Sunday, 13 November 2016Essen, Kreuzer Kulturzentrum, 11am.
Sunday, 13 November 2016: Dortmund, Torhaus, 4pm and 6pm.

HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY!!!

Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff established the Amadeus Guitar Duo in 1991 and since then have toured the world over and again and have recorded 16 CDs (NAXOS International, Hänssler-Classic). They have had a lot of guitar duo repertoire written for and dedicated to them, including Concertomaggio for two guitars and orchestra by Roland Dyens, Concerto for two guitars and orchestra by Harald Genzmer, Concerto de Barcelona for pan pipes, two guitars and orchestra by Gheorghe Zamfir, Carisma, Op. 91 for two guitars and orchestra by Jaime Zenamon, Toccata in Blue by Carlo Domeniconi, Hungarian Fantasy and Lorca Concerto both concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Gerald Garcia, Concerto for two guitars and orchestra by Martin HerchenröderPastourelle by Stephen DodgsonPegasus, Concerto for two guitars and orchestra by Christian Jost, Eine Kleine Rakmusik by Stepan Rak, and the long list continues. All these works have been published by Schott, Mainz, Edition Margaux, Berlin, Edition Peters, Frankfurt and Verlag Hubertus Nogatz, Essen.

For more details on these individual guitar duos, see

Amadeus Guitar Duo – Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff

Eden-Stell Duo – Mark Eden and Chris Stell

Gruber & Maklar Guitar Duo – Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar

© 2016 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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