“His exquisite sense of space and unfolding invites comparison with late conductor Sergiu Celibidache’s Zen-influenced performance practice.”
Camino from guitarist Sean Shibe has been selected as an Editor’s Choice by Gramophone.
Camino’ is the Scottish guitarist’s first recording for Pentatone and follows a string of acclaimed releases for Delphian on which he explores music as diverse as John Dowland’s Forlorn Hope Fancy (9/17) and Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint (A/18). This time his attention turns for the most part to the music of that most elegant and introverted of Spanish Catalan composers, Federico Mompou.
Shibe’s ability to command a wide dynamic range within a relatively restricted compass naturally comes to the fore. And though his monk-like appearance may sway the imagination somewhat, his exquisite sense of space and unfolding invites comparison with late conductor Sergiu Celibidache’s Zen-influenced performance practice.