Acoustic Guitar – June 2001 Hit List
Canadian guitarist Dale Kavanagh, who now lives in Germany, revisits the 20th century with this group of three sets of variations by Carlos Domeniconi, Manuel Maria Ponce, and Benjamin Britten. Kavanagh brings a great deal of insight to these pieces, particularly Ponce’s most ambitious work for the guitar, his variations on the ancient theme “Folia de Espana”, and Britten’s groundbreaking Nocturnal, Op. 70. Praise must also go to luthier Kolya Panhuyzen for building Kavanagh an instrument of great expressive range and power.