CATGUT FLAMBOMusic for Two Guitars
Assad, Bellinati, Enrique Granados, Machado, Rovics, Fernando Sor, Georg Philipp Telemann
Harris Becker & Pasquale Bianculli, Guitars
Ms021699 - Includes World Premiere Recordings
Pasquale Bianculli began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His earliest musical influence was his father, Philip, an accomplished woodwind player and jazz musician. He began studies under Joseph Cassano in Brooklyn, New York. In 1972, he continued intensive studies under Jerry Willard and Edgard Dana at the Guitar Workshop, one of the foremost centers of guitar instruction at the time. He has also performed in master classes with Angel Romero and Timothy Walker, and received tutelage from Alexandre Lagoya. He received his degree from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1981. That same year, he was given the honor of performing for Andres Segovia in Spain.
Since his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall in 1983, Mr. Bianculli has pursued a dual career as performer and teacher. As a recitalist, he has been heard across the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He performs regularly with his wife Kathleen McDonald, a flutist. In 1989, both he and Ms. McDonald taught at the Jamaica School of Music in Kingston, Jamaica, performing throughout the island in schools, churches, and on television for the JBC. In addition, he has taught at SUNY Stony Brook, and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado. Currently, he is on the faculty of United Nations International School and the CW Post Campus of LIU.
Since 1976, Harris Becker and Pasquale Bianculli have been both friends and musical partners. It was during that year when they performed their first recital as a duo while students of Jerry Willard. This is their first recording together, and the music contained within reflects their combined eclecticism. In addition to classical music, they also enjoy jazz, world music and the Beatles. As Guitar X2, they have been featured artists and teachers in schools and on recital series throughout the New York area.
Partita D major
Spanish Dance No 2, Intermedio
Imagens Do Nordeste
Impressoes Do Brasil (first recording)