Sam Desmet – Debut Album “Study < > Study”


Dr. Sam Desmet's Debut Solo Album featuring works by composers Simone Iannarelli, Francisco Tarrega, Angelo Gilardino and Leo Brouwer.


Based on my own experiences, it seems that the title of a piece has influence on the first impression of a work. In a composition that is entitled ‘study’, it is not always clear what is meant.

Too often, a study is seen as a way of teaching a technical difficulty and the musical potential is left out or in the background. A lot of studies, in my opinion, are decent concert repertoire. I can only hope this recording will contribute to this.

List of Tracks:

Simone Iannarelli – Cinq études faciles ou prèsque…
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Scherzando
4. Deciso
5. Cantabile

Francisco Tárrega
6. Prelude no. 1
7. Rosita

Juan Ramón Jiménez
8. Elegio di Marzo

Angelo Gilardino
9. Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza: No. iv, Elegia di marzo (Omaggio a Juan Ramon Jimenez)
10.Studi Di Virtuosità E Di Trascendenza: No. xxxi, Tema Con Variazone (Omaggio A Fernando Sor)

Leo Brouwer
11.Hika, In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu