David Leisner


David Leisner, guitar

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Track Listing

Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
1. Gust [2:15]

Benjamin Britten
2. Nocturnal [18:30]

Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
3. Prelude [2:57]

Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by D. Leisner)
4. Chaconne [14:32]

Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
5. Melancholy Waltz [3:55]

Niccolò Paganini (arranged by D. Leisner)
Grand Sonata [19:47]
6. Allegro risoluto [7:28]
7. Romanza [4:27]
8. Andantino variato [7:52]

Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
9. Improvisation [2:07]

Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi
10. Song without Words [2:22]

David Leisner is an extraordinarily versatile musician with a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. Regarded as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists, he is a feature solo recording artist for the Azica label and has also recorded CDs for the Naxos, Telarc, Koch and Etcetera labels, and a solo concert DVD for the Mel Bay label. David Leisner’s recent seasons have taken him around the US, including his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony, a major tour of Australia and New Zealand, and debuts and reappearances in Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, the U.K., Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Puerto Rico and Mexico. An innovative three-concert series at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall included the first all-Bach guitar recital in New York’s history, and currently he is Artistic Director of the Guitar Plus series in New York, which features chamber music with guitar. He has performed at the Santa Fe, Rockport, Vail Valley, Bargemusic, Bay Chamber, El Paso Pro Musica, Maui and Angel Fire chamber music festivals. Mr. Leisner is also a highly respected composer noted for the emotional and dramatic power of his music. His orchestral, chamber, vocal and guitar works are widely performed, recorded and published. A distinguished teacher as well, Leisner has served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory and is currently co-chairman of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music. Primarily self-taught as both guitarist and composer, he briefly studied guitar with John Duarte, David Starobin and Angelo Gilardino and composition with Richard Winslow, Virgil Thomson, Charles Turner and David Del Tredici.

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