[ Naxos / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 1 June 2009
This is the first comprehensive recorded survey of the guitar music of Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar, the two pre-eminent composers who enriched New Zealand's musical culture in the modern era.
"Classical guitar music can be a dreary exercise, too often relegated to bittersweet Mediterranean holiday soundtrack, but this disc of works by two of New Zealand's most famous composers is indeed compelling. Expertly performed by Brazil-born New Zealand-based guitarist Gunter Herbig, much of this set retains hints of the refreshing air of Segovia's Spanish favourites whilst injecting enough modernist kinks to keep things interesting." Cyclic Defrost
"[Herbig's] playing is incredible, how can you communicate such power with an instrument just made of wood and nylon strings? …Fabulous, totally and extraordinarily fabulous." LaGuitare.com
17 Pieces for Guitar
Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 1
Unpublished Piece for Guitar No. 2