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by Scott Morris

Fingers of steel and a heart of flame, featuring guiitar virtuoso Scott Morris in his debut on the Eroica label.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fernando Sor Introduction and variations, Op. 28 Marlborough
6:03 $0.99
2. Manuel de Falla: Homenaje
2:49 $0.99
3. Joaquin Rodrigo: Invocation y Danza
7:56 $0.99
4. Niccolo Paganini Sonata No 10 Minuetto
2:50 $0.99
5. Sonata No. 8 Minuetto
1:34 $0.99
6. Sonata No. 8 Allegretto
1:43 $0.99
7. Sonata No. 1 Minuetto
1:17 $0.99
8. Sonata No. 1 Andantino
1:38 $0.99
9. Sonata No. 2 Minuetto
1:17 $0.99
10. Sonata No. 2 Allegretto ossio Rondoncino
1:51 $0.99
11. Leo Brouwer Elogio de la Danza Lento
3:19 $0.99
12. Obstinato
3:13 $0.99
13. Andrew York Reflections
4:33 $0.99
14. Lullaby
3:00 $0.99
15. Scott's Muze
2:04 $0.99
16. Johan Kaspar Mertz Fantasie Hongroise
6:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Scott Morris began playing the guitar at the age of nine, studying with Brian Hostetler in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the age of seventeen he moved to Los Angeles to continue his studies; he received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California. In 1994 he moved to New England, where he completed his Master of Music degree and graduated with honors from Yale University. Mr. Morris has also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Pepe Romero at the Internationalen Sommerakademie.

Scott spent three consecutive summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival. In masterclasses, he has played for Eliot Fisk, David Russell, Norbert Kraft, David Leisner, David Tanenbaum, and Anthony Newman, among others. His main teachers have been Eilliam Kanengeiser, Scott Tennant, John Dearman, Sharon Isbin, and Benjamin Verdery.

Scott has been awarded scholarships and prizes by the American String Teachers Association, CSU Summer Arts, The Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association, The Aspen Music Festival, Artists International and the Yale School of Music. He has performed throughout North America as well as in Europe. In April of 1998, he gave his New York debut at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Morris has also made several radio appearances including Music of the Americas on KPFK in Los Angeles and John Schneider's Soundboard.

Scott Morris is a member of the music faculty at Fullerton College (Orange County, California), Cerritos College (Los Angeles), and The Cazadeo Performing Arts Summer Festival (Northern California). He is also a proud member of the J. D'Addario & Co., Inc., performance artist family.

Scott Morris' CD, Invocation, is a rich collection of guitar music spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring works by Sor, Falla, Rodrigo, Paganini, Brouwer, York, and Mertz. The album was produced by John Dearman of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.



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Ben Ohmart

I for one will only be too pleased to lay ears on it
“For those who aren’t aware of the simple beauty of the solo classical guitar, after 50 minutes with Scott, you will be. The fingers are busy and crafty. Joaquin Rodrigo’s ‘Invocation y Danza’ proves this point in elegant fashion; a spry 8 minutes as only the Spanish guitar can claim.

One of the most courtly sets on this release must be the re-acquaintance with Paganini’s Sonatas that take up the bulk of the track list, though they are the short and sweet airs that leave room for other delights, though not greater ones. A bouncy touch is given to these quaint exercises in romantic notions without becoming freestyle or obsessed with ornamentation. Morris knows enough to let the music speak, being himself a first class translator.

Andrew York’s collection of ‘Reflections’ is like the sunset of the album. Thinking is wonderfully underscored with this trilogy of softies, an almost new age skimming off of the harsher elements. What we are left with is one man and his guitar, and the deserted country fields that stretch.

Scott’s next cd will be works from the 19th century and I for one will only be too pleased to lay ears on it.”