Camino Sean Shibe
Subgenre: Classical Guitar
Artist: Sean Shibe
Composer: Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Antonio Jose (1902-1936), Federico Mompou (1893-1987), Erik Satie (1866-1925), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946):
- 1Falla: El sombrero de tres picos: V. Danza del molinero (Arr. for Guitar)03:14
- Antonio José (1902 - 1936):
- 2José: Guitar Sonata: III. Pavana triste04:51
- Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987): Cançons i danses (Excerpts):
- 3Mompou: Cançons i danses (Excerpts): No. 10a, Canço. Larghetto molto cantabile [Version for Guitar]01:45
- 4Mompou: Cançons i danses (Excerpts): No. 10b, Dansa. Amabile [Version for Guitar]01:35
- 5Mompou: Cançons i danses (Excerpts): No. 6a, Canço. Cantabile espressivo [Arr. for Guitar]01:54
- 6Mompou: Cançons i danses (Excerpts): No. 6b, Dansa. Ritmado [Arr. for Guitar]02:40
- Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1938):
- 7Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19 (Arr. for Guitar)06:30
- Manuel de Falla:
- 8Falla: Homenaje "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy" (Version for Guitar)04:00
- Federico Mompou: Suite compostelana:
- 9Mompou: Suite compostelana: I. Preludio03:09
- 10Mompou: Suite compostelana: II. Coral02:43
- 11Mompou: Suite compostelana: III. Cuna03:02
- 12Mompou: Suite compostelana: IV. Recitativo03:19
- 13Mompou: Suite compostelana: V. Canción02:32
- 14Mompou: Suite compostelana: VI. Muñeira03:20
- Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963):
- 15Poulenc: Sarabande for Guitar, FP 17902:38
Info for Camino
Camino is guitarist Sean Shibe’s first PENTATONE album, an introspective programme exploring French-Spanish musical borders, a pilgrimage leading from Ravel’s Pavane pour une Infante défunte, Satie’s Gymnopédie No.1 and Gnossiennes 1 and 3, Poulenc’s Sarabande, De Falla’s Miller’s Dance and Homaje, pour le Tombeau de Debussy and José’s Pavana triste all the way to Mompou’s Cançons i dansas 6 and 10, as well as his Suite compostelana. Shibe has deliberately granted Mompou a central role on this album, as his music demonstrates that melancholy, aimlessness and a whole host of other feelings are not things to be avoided or fixed or solved, but experiences to be felt deeply: not with sad nostalgia, but with genuine wonder and excitement at what this means for the future. In that respect, Camino also documents Shibe’s personal quest to overcome the challenges of a time dominated by Covid-19, and to ultimately see the world anew.
Multi-award-winning guitarist Sean Shibe brings a fresh and innovative approach to the traditional classical guitar, while also exploring contemporary music and repertoire for electric guitar. Camino is the first fruit of an exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE.
Sean Shibe, guitar
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and currently with the inspirational Paolo Pegoraro in Italy.
In 2012 he became the first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and the only solo guitarist to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015.
Over the last year Sean has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Heidelberger-Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bath International, Cambridge Summer and Aldeburgh Festivals. He returned to the Marlboro Summer Music Festival & Academy in the USA (on the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida), recorded solo works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for Linn Records as part of a Scottish Chamber Orchestra disc, and was the featured cover disc for BBC Music Magazine.
Engagements during 2016/17 include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Saffron Hall, the Three Palaces Festival in Malta, the Cumnock Tryst, Northern Chords and Newbury Spring Festivals, and a tour of China. He also brings together acoustic and electric guitars; ancient and modern traditions in his new project softLOUD, which premieres at the East Neuk Festival, followed by a week’s residency at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Earlier this year he recorded a CD of English music for Delphian due for release shortly. Future plans include debut concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya.
As a concerto soloist Sean has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Symphony Orchestras performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasía para un Gentilhombre, the Malcolm Arnold and Villa-Lobos Concertos, and recording Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream.
Drawn to chamber music and song, Sean has collaborated with the BBC Singers, Danish String Quartet, cellist Isang Enders, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and singers Ben Johnson, Robert Murray and Robert Tritschler.
His awards include the Royal Over-Seas League First Prize and Gold Medal (2011), Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (2009), a Dewar Arts and D’Addarrio endorsement. He is grateful for support from the Hattori Trust.