Concert Champêtre for guitar & cello by Thomas L. Read

by Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar & Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello



Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar • Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Composed by Thomas L. Read for Aaron Larget-Caplan.
Premiered at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with cellist Anton Andreev in May 2014.

“The initial concept of the duet emerged with recollection of two famous paintings: Le Concert Champêtre, c. 1509, by Titian, and Et in Arcadia Ego, 1639, by Nicolas Poussin. The music is cast in three interconnected movements played without pause.”

‘Le Concert Champêtre’ (The Pastoral Concert) is an oil painting of c. 1509 attributed to either of the Italian Renaissance masters, Titian or Giorgione. It is in the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

‘Et in Arcadia ego’ is a 1637–38 painting by Nicolas Poussin. It depicts a pastoral scene with idealized shepherds from classical antiquity clustering around an austere tomb.

Score is published by the American Composers Alliance and the guitar part is edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan". – Thomas L. Read, professor emeritus of University of Vermont Burlington.


released August 26, 2017
Recorded at the University of Vermont Burlington, on June 19, 2017


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Aaron Larget-Caplan Boston, Massachusetts

Noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Aaron Larget- Caplan is an international recording and touring guitarist. He’s premiered 77 compositions and his arrangements of the music of John Cage are published by Edition Peters. His recordings are available on Albany, Navona and Stone Records. Faculty at Univ. Massachusetts Boston ... more

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