Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars – A Shared Resonance, guitar duets across three centuries, from Corbetta to Rodrigo and Duarte.
Guitarists Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth present a historical journey through the development of the guitar duet, focusing on original works composed for two guitars. They will play duets from across three centuries, from the Baroque to modern times. Music by a wide range of composers including Sor, Castelnuovo- Tedesco, Duarte and 21st-century guitar duets by Sussex composers.
The duets will be performed on three types of instruments: the Baroque guitar, the Early Romantic guitar and the modern classical guitar. Each of the guitars has its own distinctive sound and original music that was written for it, or in this case for two guitars. The duo will perform music by some of the major guitarists and composers of the last three centuries to tell the story of how the guitar duet developed and changed, and is still changing.