The Gothenburg Combo (David Hansson and Thomas Hansy) are a notoriously boundary pushing guitar duo that has been hailed internationally since their formation in 1999 for their unique live performances, their original compositions and a suite of seminal recordings.
This performance is a concert replay from the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Festival, where they delighted audiences with a playful interpretation of Rossini's Ouverture to the Barber of Seville and captivated listeners with pulsating and phasing rhythmic elements in their ground breaking work "Maelstrom".
The colours of Spain were clearly evident in their rendition of Danza Espanola No 1 by Manuel de Falla, and oriental charm in their delightful arrangement of the traditional Chinese work Zi Zhu Diao.
Further musical exploration abounds with a taste of Sweden from the 18th Century in their medley "Stockholm 1750" and the masterful writing of Johannes Brahms is expertly interpreted in his Intermezzo op 118, No 2.
A moving performance finishes the program with "If the forest could weep" , a work composed by the Gothenburg Combo, which explores the devastating impact of soldiers marching to war who were never to return. A true highlight of their program!
Performance length: 60mins
Danza Espanola No. 1 - from La Vida Breve (Manuel de Falla arr. E. Pujol)
Zi Zhu Diao - (traditional Chinese arr. The Gothenburg Combo)
Medley: "Stockholm 1750" (The Gothenburg Combo)
Maelstrom (The Gothenburg Combo)
Intermezzo op 118, No. 2 (J. Brahms arr. A Krause)
Ouverture to The Barber of Seville (G. Rossini arr. The Gothenburg Combo)
If the Forest could Weep (The Gothenburg Combo)