Guitar Concertante


This compilation includes three mini guitar concerti- pieces that guitar afficionados will be delighted to have in their collections. Guitar Concertante showcases a fascinatingly wide range of expression- from George Crumb’s haunting and surreal Quest, to the witty and brilliant Psalmodies by the Dane, Poul Ruders, to Lennon’s romantic gypsy fantasy, Zingari.

Called by The New York Times, “This country’s pre-eminent interpreter of contemporary guitar works”, David Starobin is the only guitarist ever to have been awarded Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Prize. Guitar Concertante presents three major works composed for Starobin during the past decade.


George Crumb: Quest (1994)

Poul Ruders: Psalmodies (1989)

John Anthony Lennon: Zingari (1991)

David Starobin, guitar

Speculum Musicae

SMU/Meadows Orchestra

David Milnes, conductor