Francisco Guerau: Marionas

Following his much lauded disc of music by Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz, Gordon Ferries weaves his way through the seductive labyrinth of Francisco Guerau’s ‘harmonic poem’ – sensual ballads, sublime passacalles and the virtuosic dance music of baroque Spain’s fiery underbelly. Ferries’ playing brings this beguiling world to life with elegance and passionate vitality.

"dispatched with artistry and supreme stylishness"

"Ferries exploits the instrument’s capacity for timbre and expression with inspired and impeccable technique"


"this is another fascinating addition to the catalogue, offering fresh insight into the pungent world of the early Spanish guitar."

"This is a fine collection of music for the baroque guitar, difficult to play, but enjoyable to listen to."


"Ferries is more than equal to the demands of this music, and plays with assurance and conviction throughout. He cannot resist the temptation to add some strummed passages from Sanz and Santiago de Murcia to Guerau's villanos, and closes with a lively canario."


Release date: 29 October 2007
Catalogue No: DCD34046
Total playing time: 1:04:00
Recorded on 9-10 April 2007 at Crichton Collegiate Church, Midlothian
Producer & Engineer: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital editing: Adam Binks
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Design: Drew Padrutt
Photography: Paul Baxter & Dr Raymond Parks

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