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Romania

Friday, March 16th, 2018

This was an interesting week in Timisoara. A duo concert with Thomas, Quartet with Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar and tonight Andaluz Concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Timisoara Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Omni, San Francisco

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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San Francisco Examiner, April 24, 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Last night we “Amadeus Guitar Duo” performed in San Francisco and it was a lovely night and we received a nice review.  Here is an excerpt of the review about my new composition called “Impressions”

More interesting, however, was Kavanagh’s solo performance of her recently-completed Impressions, a short suite of two movements, each honoring a major figure from her knowledge of past guitar repertoire. The first of these was the English composer Malcolm Arnold. (As a personal aside, I should note that I was first exposed to Arnold’s guitar concerto while working at the campus radio station at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and I came to know this concerto well before my first encounter with Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.”) The second was the Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios. This was highly personal music well served by the Kavanagh’s focused execution.

Stephen Smoliar

Gala Night CD

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Our  NAXOS: “GALA NIGHT ” CD came out in December , 2015 with Thomas Kirchhoff, Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar and myself, Dale Kavanagh

Here is our first critic:

Two of the world´s best guitar duos have come together to record a CD of music from 4 centuries.  We had a high expectation for this CD and were not disappointed.
The top duos play a collection of Praetorius “Dances”, Borodin´s “Steps of Central Asia”, and the “Fandango” by Bocherini.  The demonstrated great ensemble playing and showing the wonderful sound variety that can be produced on the guitar, like a miniorchestra.

The Amadeus Duo gave a brilliant intrepretation of Giulliani´s “Variationi Concertanti” as did  Gruber & Maklar with da Falla´s “La vida Brèvé”.  The  3 solo pieces   composed and performed by Dale Kavanagh were both lively and virtuos, rounding up the program.

Every title. every movement, every phrase and every note on this CD is successful, plus the production is immaculate.  This CD I can recommend for both guitar connoisseurs, and enthusiasts and guarantee a genuinely enjoyable listening experience.

Harald Wittig
Akoustik Gitarre 2016