Cycling Modes Kostas Tosidis
- Atanas Ourkouzounov (b. 1970): Guitar Sonata No. 1:
- 1Guitar Sonata No. 1: I. Allegro assai03:53
- 2Guitar Sonata No. 1: II. Adagio quasi canzone02:14
- 3Guitar Sonata No. 1: III. Vivo03:05
- Guitar Sonata No. 2 "Hommage à Bartók":
- 4Guitar Sonata No. 2 "Hommage à Bartók": I. Allegro03:12
- 5Guitar Sonata No. 2 "Hommage à Bartók": II. Scherzo02:02
- 6Guitar Sonata No. 2 "Hommage à Bartók": III. Interlude01:41
- 7Guitar Sonata No. 2 "Hommage à Bartók": IV. Toccata02:05
- Guitar Sonata No. 3 "Cycling Modes":
- 8Guitar Sonata No. 3 "Cycling Modes": I. Vivo04:13
- 9Guitar Sonata No. 3 "Cycling Modes": II. Poco rubato04:38
- 10Guitar Sonata No. 3 "Cycling Modes": III. Presto nervoso03:06
- Guitar Sonata No. 4:
- 11Guitar Sonata No. 4: I. Allegro con spirito05:02
- 12Guitar Sonata No. 4: II. Lamentoso03:58
- 13Guitar Sonata No. 4: III. Allegro inquieto04:00
- Guitar Sonata No. 5:
- 14Guitar Sonata No. 5: I. Movimento fluido05:14
- 15Guitar Sonata No. 5: II. Scherzo diabolico03:53
- 16Guitar Sonata No. 5: III. Partite variate05:39
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Award-winning Atanas Ourkouzounov is one of Bulgaria’s foremost composers and has written prolifically for the guitar. These five sonatas reveal elements of Bulgarian national music—sometimes through a textured soundscape that includes percussive elements—cast in forms that are often rhythmically asymmetric. Teeming with complex harmonies, contrapuntal effects and poignant depth, the sonatas are a vivid contribution to the contemporary guitar repertoire.
Kostas Tosidis, classical guitar
s a classical guitarist, performer, researcher and pedagogue. He studied at the Agios Pavlos Conservatory in Thessaloniki and the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria, where he obtained his master’s degree with distinction and became Eliot Fisk’s assistant. Tosidis has won several international prizes with the Miscelanea Guitar Quartet, of which he is one of the founding members, and as a soloist.
He has performed concerts throughout Europe and the US, and has recorded five albums featuring both solo and chamber music repertory.
Since September 2016 Tosidis has been a PhD candidate at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, with his research exploring the possibilities of playing arrangements of contemporary pieces for cello, violin and viola on the guitar without losing the music’s intention or style, and he has subsequently arranged Ligeti’s Sonata for Solo Cello which has been published by Edition Schott. His doctoral research includes commissioned works by composers such as Atanas Ourkouzounov, Marios Joannou Elia, Feliu Gasull, Marco Döttlinger, Giannis Papakrasas and Yorgos Nousis. Kostas Tosidis plays a guitar by Alector Guitars, uses Knobloch strings and a guitar rest by Guitarlift.