Miloš: Baroque

Record and Artist Details

Genre:

Instrumental

Label: Sony Classical

Media Format: CD or Download

Media Runtime: 63

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 19658 82294-2

19658 82294-2. Miloš: Baroque

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(3) Sonatas and 3 Partitas, Movement: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004 Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Guitar Quintets, Movement: Fandango from Quintet in D, G448 Luigi Boccherini, Composer
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
(Les) Barricades mystérieuses François Couperin, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Suite, Movement: Minuet George Frideric Handel, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Movement: Adagio Alessandro Marcello, Composer
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Abaris (Les Boréades), Movement: The Arts and the Hours Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Sonatas for Keyboard Nos. 1-555, Movement: D minor (L423) Domenico Scarlatti, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Sonatas for Keyboard Nos. 1-555, Movement: F minor (L118) Domenico Scarlatti, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
(12) Concerti grossi, '(L')estro armonico', Movement: No. 10 in B minor, RV580 Antonio Vivaldi, Composer
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Chamber Concerto, '(La) notte', Movement: Allegro Antonio Vivaldi, Composer
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Continuo, Movement: Larghetto Antonio Vivaldi, Composer
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Fantasie Silvius Leopold Weiss, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar
Passacaglia Silvius Leopold Weiss, Composer
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar

‘Baroque’ is Montenegrin classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić’s most virtuosic album to date. That is, he asks the famous question, ‘Sonata, what do you want of me?’ and listens for an answer before communicating it to us in the clearest, most elegant and most moving fashion.

There are virtually no fireworks here. But there is work. And there is fire. Listen especially to Michael Lewin’s arrangement of Rameau’s ‘The Arts and the Hours’ from Les Boréades, which sits very well indeed alongside pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s (DG, 4/20). Or Miloš’s transcription of Bach’s Chaconne from the D minor Partita for solo violin. Or the Adagio from Marcello’s D minor Oboe Concerto. The first, for Miloš’s lingering caresses of Rameau’s deceptively simple descending phrases. The second, for the extraordinary pacing and pathos of his conception of Bach’s cathedral in miniature. The third, for his ability to project a true cantabile line on the guitar: never an easy thing to pull off.

The Marcello, like the Vivaldi and Boccherini, feature the very fine Arcangelo and their director Jonathan Cohen. It always intrigues me when period-instrument outfits team up with pianists or classical guitarists: the results are not always ideal. Here, however, thanks to the obvious chemistry and a shared sense of style and balance, it’s a match made in heaven.

I don’t want to give a false impression of ‘Baroque’ as some kind of quasi-philosophical chill album. The faster Vivaldi concerto movements and the Boccherini Fandango are as thrilling as you could hope for, the playing blisteringly good. But Miloš – and this goes for his superb Scarlatti, too – is primarily interested here in delicacy, in gradual unfoldings. And an authentic tenderness for things past.

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