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Obras

by Craig Einhorn with special guest Mason Williams

Classical Guitar in a variety of styles including Spanish, Brazilian, and Classical. Also includes four previously unreleased works of Mason Williams as well as a solo version of "Classical Gas".
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Flamenco Lingo
Craig Einhorn with special guest Mason Williams
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2. Madronos
Craig Einhorn
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3. Riding the Low Moon
Craig Einhorn
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4. Barcarole fur M.K.
Craig Einhorn
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5. Chico Hot Springs
Craig Einhorn
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6. Serenata Espanola
Craig Einhorn
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7. Tierra Comun
Craig Einhorn
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8. Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
Craig Einhorn
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9. Classical Gas
Craig Einhorn
3:23 $0.99
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10. Sons de Carrillos
Craig Einhorn
2:21 $0.99
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11. Serenade for guitar
Craig Einhorn
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12. Romantic Etude
Craig Einhorn
3:25 $0.99
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13. Allegro Giusto (Vivaldi concerto in D, mov 1)
Craig Einhorn
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14. Largo (Vivaldi concerto in D, mov 2)
Craig Einhorn
3:49 $0.99
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15. Allegro (Vivaldi concerto in D, mov 3)
Craig Einhorn
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16. Romanza del Desierto
Craig Einhorn
5:36 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Classical Guitar CD with guest Mason Williams. Craig Einhorn has been collaborating with Mason Williams for over two years. This includes performances of his music with orchestras but also recording.

This new CD, entitled "Obras", is his most recent release and features Mason Williams as a guest performer. There are 16 cuts on the CD totaling 56 minutes. Five instrumentals are by Mason Williams including Einhorn's solo version of Classical Gas. The other 4 are previously unreleased compositions by Mason and represent some of his best work. "Obras" alternates between solo guitar and guitar with extensive accompaniment including a 15 member string orchestra, mandolins, percussion, charango, and other guitars. The strings were performed by members of the Eugene Symphony including the concert master.

Einhorn holds a Master of Classical Guitar Performance degree from Arizona State and a Bachelor of Classical Guitar Performance degree from the State University of New York. When he is not collaborating with Mason he teaches guitar for Lane Community College in Eugene, OR and performs extensively.

Craig Einhorn fans have described his CD's as keepers and "Obras" is no exception. For a complete bio and stories about being a guitar player visit the Craig Einhorn Web site; there is a link on this page.

This review of Obras appeared in the newspaper shortly after its release:

EW Review, Eugene Weekly Review Craig Einhorn Obras, Unicorn Guitarist and LCC faculty member Craig Einhorn has been a valuable recent addition to the music scene. On this delectable, Spanish-flavored album, Einhorn is abetted on many selections by local legend Mason Williams, five of whose songs, including the still-stirring "Classical Gas," appear here. But "Riding the Low Moon" and "Flamenco Lingo" by Williams are just as compelling, thanks in part to Art Maddox's lucid arrangements for an accompanying chamber ensemble composed of local luminaries, conducted by Maddox. A small group also performs on Einhorn's engaging arrangement of Vivaldi's famous lute concerto in D, with Einhorn adding Baroque-style ornaments and overdubbing guitar, mandolin (in a continuo role) and an agave drum he made himself. Einhorn's solo selections are performed with his usual precision and flair; they include an appealing contemporary Brazilian choro and contemporary Spanish and American works, including attractive originals by Maddox and by Einhorn -- a melancholy romanza. Einhorn's warm guitar makes a perfect accompaniment to a gathering around the fireplace.

Norwegian Review


Ragnar Soberg, Ostlendingen/Hamar Dagblad. Read by appr. 85.000 in south/easthern Norway
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6 stars (out of 6)
Real feelings and good melodies
Craig Einhorn:
Obras
Unicorn
(Terning seks)

There is much junk on the Internet, but once in a while one shoots the golden bird. I was seeking after Mason Williams, who went right to the top with the instrumental "Classic Gas" on acoustic guitar back in 1967. "Craig Einhorn" came up, and surprising he has made "Obras" with Mason Williams as a composer on five works and a rhythm guitarist on one. Craig is from Oregon, far in the Northwest USA, and is so well educated in classic acoustic guitar, that it could very well be done, dry and boring like much academic music. "Obras" is exactly the opposite. The five compositions of Mason Williams include the beautiful "Classic Gas", without the outdated band from the original version, is the backbone of an album void of dry academic performance, but is packed with real feelings and good melodies. Craig also takes with him a very pretty version of Don McLean's "Vincent", a concerto of Vivaldi, something plain and pretty of Lawrence M. Long and Frederico Torroba, and rounds it off with his own "Romanza del Desierto"; it should last from here to eternity and some more. If you like classic guitar, try this one! You will probably not find it in the nearest record store. Neither at Statoil.
Curious? Write to EINHORN@EFN.ORG, and there you will meet the guitarist himself. That he will appreciate. By: Ragnar Søberg

Ekte følelser og gode melodier

Craig Einhorn:
Obras
Unicorn
(Terning seks)

Det er mye dritt på internett, men noen ganger skyter du gullfuglen. Jeg satt og mimret og søkte på Mason Williams, som gikk rett til topps i USA med sin instrumentalt gudsbenådede "Classical Gas" på akustisk gitar i 1967. "Craig Einhorn" kom opp, og minsanten; mannen har laget "Obras", med Mason Williams som komponist på fem låter, og rytmegitarist på en.
Craig fra Oregon langt nordvest i USA er så velutdannet på klassisk, akustisk gitar at dette kunne blitt veldig flinkt, tørt og kjedelig. "Obras" er akkurat det motsatte. De fem komposisjonene til Mason Williams - inkludert en flott "Classical Gas" uten originalversjonens noe utdaterte storband - er ryggraden på et album blottet for flinkhet, men i stedet stappfullt av ekte følelser og den gode melodien. Craig tar også med seg en nydelig versjon av Don McLeans "Vincent", en konsert av Vivaldi. noe enkelt og vakkert av Lawrence M. Long og Frederico Torroba, og runder av med sin egen "Romanza del Desierto", som burde holdt på herfra til evigheten og litt til. Hvis du er glad i klassisk gitar, prøv denne! Men du får den neppe i nærmeste platebutikk. Eller på Statoil.

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Jordan Lee

Classical music by a first class artist!
Obras is among my favorite guitar CD's.The selections are all in good taste and even exceed my high standards of quality in classical guitar playing.'Vincent'is absolutely beautiful - Chet would be impressed!Deserves more than five stars.Awesome guitar playing by Mason Williams!
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Lorraine Kimelman

I couldn't belive how fast I received my CD's !!!
I loved this CD. When I listen to the music I feel so peaceful and relaxed. I play it all the time as I sit and read at home and I bought a second copy to play in my car. The music is so beautiful and creates a sense of serenity. I just love it . . ..
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Eric coates


Fast service with a bit of whimsy thrown in.
Interesting CD, and more interesting to listen and compare with his CD "Choros" and notice how he's grown as a musician between the two. Plan to listen as part my collection for the long drive to Or. from Ne. This summer.
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Paula And Jose Hernandez

Wonderful music with a flair of sensuality.
Absolutely loved Mr. Einhorn's latest album. His mix of guitar and Latin influence makes it one of our favorites. We especially love "Vincent". This artist truly feels his music. Very impressive.
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Paula And Jose Hernandez

Wonderful music with a flair of sensuality.
Absolutely loved Mr. Einhorn's latest album. His mix of guitar and Latin influence makes it one of our favorites. We especially love "Vincent". This artist truly feels his music. Very impressive.
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nancy walker

Incredibly beautiful! A must-have CD!
This is the perfect CD for any occasion: listening while walking, driving, drinking, dreaming - just anytime at all. Craig's talent is apparent: his interpretations are breathtakingly haunting. I especially love his own "Romanza del Desierto" but would be hard-pressed to pick a real favorite on the CD. Chico Hot Springs, Vincent, and Allegro Giusto are simply marvelous. Superb listening! Don't leave home without it.
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www.GreatIndieMusic.com

Craig Einhorn & Mason Williams are fantastic!
Very well done! Keep up the good work!
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D.W. Stevens, luthier

Absolutely wonderful!
Wonderful music, wonderfully arranged and played. The kind of beauty I'm always listening for but rarely hear.
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Jeff Gower

Playing with plenty of Heart and Musicianship
Craig's CD is a pleasure to listen to, because I hear alot of genuine heart and musicality in his playing - this is a REAL guitar recording, a very personal statement. Not only is Craig a superb player, but the material presented here is very musically satisfying and well-presented. As a long-time Mason Williams fan, I was very happy to hear these newer Williams pieces - that alone would make the CD well worth having. But there are also very musical performances of Torroba, Vivaldi, and others, including a wonderful interpretation of Don McLean's "Vincent". "Obras" is a keeper guitar CD, and this comes from a guy who is very picky about guitar CDs! Bravo, Craig.
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cathy

Liked it so much, I gave it to my family for Christmas.
Obras was a gift from my mother. My husband and I liked it so much we decided to give it to his brother and sisters for Christmas. That's the highest praise I can give!
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