Mattias Schulstad: The Guitar Player

2023
Artist: Mattias Schulstad, guitar
Label: Mattias Schulstad
Repertoire:

Roland Dyens: Tango en skaï
Stanley Myers: Cavatina (from “The Deer Hunter”)
Isaac Albéniz: Suite española, Op.47, No.5: Asturias (Leyenda)
Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19: I. Moderato
Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19: II. Mosso
Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19: III. Cantabile
Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op.19: IV. Presto
Oscar Ahnfelt: Blott en dag (arr. for Guitar by Mattias Schulstad)
Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Una limosna por el amor de Dios
Manuel de Falla: Homenaje (pour le tombeau de Debussy)
Trad.: Ack Värmeland, du sköna (Swedish folk song) (arr. for Guitar by Mattias Schulstad)
Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Campanas del alba
Trad: Koralmelodi från Älvdalen (Swedish folk song) (arr. for Guitar by Mattias Schulstad)
Trad: El cant dels ocells (Catalan folk song) (arr. for Guitar by Emilio Pujol)
Waldemar Åhlén: Sommarpsalm
Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Villancico de Navidad
Evert Taube: Nocturne
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 (arr. for Guitar by Mattias Schulstad)

Swedish classical guitarist Mattias Schulstad released his second full-length album, The Guitar Player, on August 4, 2023. The album features beloved works for the guitar and traditional Swedish songs. The Guitar Player features a selection of works from the guitar’s standard repertoire, which form an eclectic collection of gems. It’s complemented by works from Sweden’s treasure trove of songs, presented in new minimalist arrangements for the guitar. The guitar’s and Sweden’s musical traditions meet in two similar folk songs, El cant dels ocells (Spain), and Ack Värmeland, du sköna (Sweden), presented here on record together for the first time. The Guitar Player is named after Vermeer’s eponymous painting, from 1672, and the release coincides with Sweden’s 500th anniversary as a nation, in 2023. “This recording features some of my earliest musical impressions,” says Mattias. “It joins the two traditions I grew up in.”

Genre: Solo/Instrumental