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James Durkee: The Authentic Classical Guitarist

by James Durkee

An energy filled 1st Album. Full of vigor and serenity. New Exciting Modern-Classical Guitar. Solo Guitar World Debut of F. Sor's op.15 & John Duarte's Serial work All in a Row op. 51 "The content is dissonant, disturbing and wonderful." earbuzz.com
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. F. Sors Theme & Variations op. 15
7:26 album only
2. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Prelude
3:09 album only
3. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Allemande
3:00 album only
4. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Courante
2:16 album only
5. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Sarabande
2:59 album only
6. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Minuet 1
1:25 album only
7. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Minuet 2
1:57 album only
8. J. S. Bach B.W.V. 1008 Gigue
2:45 album only
9. Celso Machado Choroso
5:53 album only
10. Yocoh Sakura Variations
5:43 album only
11. John Duarte All in a Row op. 51 Mvt. 1
2:06 album only
12. John Duarte All in a Row op. 51 Mvt. 2
2:04 album only
13. John Duarte All in a Row op. 51 Mvt. 3
1:57 album only
14. Berkeley Sonatina for Guitar op. 51 Allegretto
6:22 album only
15. Berkeley Sonatina for Guitar op. 51 Lento
2:37 album only
16. Berkeley Sonatina for Guitar op. 51 Allegro non Troppo
4:44 album only


Album Notes
Throughout the U.S.A and Japan, Mr. Durkee has performed hundreds of Solo Guitar Recitals and has been a featured performer with Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. He has premiered a number of new compositions for the instrument. Contemporary composers have been inspired to dedicate works to him. James Durkee was a founding member of the Yakima Valley Classical Guitar society and held the office of president of the organization for an unprecedented five consecutive years. His students have earned the highest honors in national and state competitions. James Durkee holds a graduate certificate from G.I.T. and a B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance, Cum Laude, from Central Washington University where he heads the Guitar Department. He is also the Head of the Guitar Department at YVCC and WWC. Mr. Durkee is also in demand as an adjudicator and has officiated regional, state and national competitions. He studied classical guitar with Steven Novacek of the University of Washington and Tom Bourne at Central Washington University and performed in numerous master classes with world-renowned artists. While attending the Guitar Institute of Technology, he studied with such luminaries as Joe Pass and Howard Roberts. In 1998, he released a CD, "James Durkee: The Authentic Classical Guitarist." All of his recordings have received outstanding reviews. "...an artist of very
high standards!" -Mark Stanley.
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