French Collection is Matthew‘s third solo album featuring an all-French repertoire, including baroque transcriptions of Couperin’s harpsichord works, carefully selected 20th century guitar pieces (Françaix, Dyens, Lagoya, Samazeuilh) as well as beautiful arrangements of the famous pieces L’hymne a l’amour (Monnot) and Gnossienne No. 1 (Satie) for solo guitar.
I was privileged to produce, record, edit, mix and master this album and was also responsible for artwork design and photography. All the music was recorded in my studio in Slovenia.
To take a look behind the scenes, please watch this video:
Review by Bradford Werner
I’m also very excited to have received a great review by excellent Canadian guitarist/educator/blogger Bradford Werner of thisisclassicalguitar blog.
A short excerpt:
French Collection by Matthew McAllister is a wonderful collection of works played by one of the most musical guitarists of today. Excellent performances, repertoire, and sound quality make this a top pick for albums of 2015.
You can order your copy of the CD or Digital Release now! Also, today (Dec 18, 2015) is the last day to get this CD or Digital Release at a huge discount. CD ships free worldwide!