In order to share his music, his talent and his art, and to help people discover the possibilities that the guitar can offer,  Miodrag produced his first album in December of 2009, entitled Elogio de la Guitarra. The album was entirely recorded at the Saint-Angèle-de-Mérici Historical Church.

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“ I hope you have as much pleasure listening to this CD 
  as I had recording it.”                              
  - Miodrag
 
 
 
 
Sonata in La maggiore Op.17
(Franz Wertnüller)
Rondo Vivace
 
 
 
Duration:  55 minutes
 
 
 
 
Sound clip *
 
 
 
 
ELOGIO DE LA GUITARRA
 
Andante (BWV 1003) is in my opinion J.S. Bach’s most beautiful slow movement for solo violin. This guitar arrangement was written by Walter Despalj with a few octave changes and added notes, which give it a very intense feel that sets the mood very well as an opening piece. Bach himself would most probably have enjoyed hearing some of his music played on the guitar.  Once the ambiance has been created, Fernando Sor’s Variations on a Theme by Mozart shows a very different and lighter character of the guitar in a different music period.  Following this, J.K. Mertz’s superb arrangement of Franz Schubert’s Elogy of Tears highlights the melodic character of the guitar.We close the classic and romantic eras with the Piano Sonata in A major, written for the piano by Franz Werthmüller.  The Allegro first movement is fairly light but nonetheless requires a lot of virtuosity from the player. Then, the Lento second movement adopts a much slower tempo, followed by the Rondo Vivace, a very “convincing” finale for this beautiful composition.
 
Would you believe that Isaac Albeniz wrote all this excellent music for the piano?  As with many  of his compositions, Torre Berjema shows a definite guitar character, something to be expected from a Spanish composer. The great Agustin Barrios is one of the major composers for the guitar.  He played all of his pieces in concert, but unfortunately never got around to playing Una Limosna por le Amor de Dios in public as he wrote it just a few days before his death. Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo is world renowned in great part for his famous Concierto de Aranjuez, but he also wrote many pieces for solo guitar.  This one, Elogio de la guitarra, was composed in 1971as a three part sonata that constitutes an immense challenge to the guitar player. Rodrigo stated that he wrote this piece as a test of skills for the guitarists...The sonata starts with an Allegro movement with much virtuosity required.  The second movement (Lento) is very profound and was inspired by a cathedral in Castilla (one can feel the darkness from the composer’s blindness).  This leads to the final Allegro movement, full of blindingly fast passages and dissonant chords, trademarks of this composer. It culminates in a Piu Allegro section and ends with a tambora effect, when the player rings the final chords by tapping on the bridge of the guitar.  This piece inspired me for the name of this album.
Sonata II, BWV 1003
(Bach)
1- Andante
 
2- Introduction et Variations sur              un thème de Mozart Op.9
(Fernando Sor)
 
3- Lob der Tränen D.711
(Schubert)
 
Sonata in La maggiore Op.17 (Werthmüller)
4- Allegro
5-Lento
6- Rondo Vivace *
 
7- Torre bermeja
(Isaac Albeniz)
 
8- Una limosna por el Amor de Dios
(Agustin Barrios Mangoré)
 
Elogio de la guitarra
(Joaquin Rodrigo)
 
9- Allegro
10- Andantino
11- Allegro