The Dance Album

THE DANCE ALBUM. Kristo Käo (2008)

The Dance Album, design by Pelle KalmoThe Dance Album project is inspired by the fact that the guitar has always been used as a dance instrument. One thing is the choice of the dances – they are mostly well-known pieces, but the other thing is the way of playing those dances:

Rhytm is the most important part of a dance and on this recording Kristo has invited some of his fellow musicians to add some rhytm to the pieces originally written for solo guitar. Every dance here has its own story and all the dances here could hopefully be danced if someone desires!

Kristo Käo plays the guitar made by an Estonian luthier Viljar Kuusk (2003)
Recorded: New Apostolic Church of Keila (Estonia) from 4th to 6th September 2007
Sound engineer: Aili Jõeleht
Digital editor: Marika Scheer
Producer: Mirje Mändla (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
Design and photos: Pelle Kalmo and Mari-Liis Laanemaa (Sotapota)
Published by: Kitarrikool Records


1. Jean Baptiste Besard (1567-1625), Vincenzo
Galilei (1520-1591). Branle gay/Saltarello 2’00’’
2. John Dowland (1563-1626). Melancholy
Galliard. 1’31’’
3.-4. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Bourrée
BWV 996. 1’18’’/ Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750).
Gigue. 1’45’’ (attacca)
5. Fernando Sor (1778-1839). Folia variatsioonid ja
menuett op. 15. 4’32’’
6. Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909). Asturias. 5’50’’
7. Joaquin Turina (1882 – 1949). Fandanguillo. 4’07’’
8. Fransisco Tarrega (1852 – 1909). Malaguena. 2’31’’
9. Edmar Fenicio. Memorias de Chiquinha. 2’29’’
10. Agustin Barrios (1885-1944). Valss nr. 3. 4’30’’
11. Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959).
Gavotta-choro. 5’01’’
12. Jorge Morel (1931). Danza brasileira. 2’29’’
13. Eesti rahvatants. Minoorne labajalg. 2’52’’

Kristo Käo (guitar), Maria and Robert Staak (tambourine, drums), Anne Anderson (handclapping, castanets), Jorma Puusaag (percussion on the guitar), Ardo Västrik (cello)

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