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COMPARE: ASTURIAS BY I. ALBENIZ INTERPRETED BY Y. KERTSOPOULOS WITH FOUR DIFFERENT AESTHETICS

YORGOS KERTSOPOULOS - GUITARIST, LUTHIER, STRING CONSTRUCTOR, RESEARCHER, AUTHOR

YORGOS KERTSOPOULOS - GUITARIST, LUTHIER, STRING CONSTRUCTOR, RESEARCHER, AUTHOR
PHOTO PUBLISHED BY "EPIKAIRA" MAGAZINE OF THE WIDE CIRCULATION SUNDAY'S GREEK NEWSPAPER "KYRIAKATIKI" ("ELEFTHEROTYPIA") ON A FOUR PAGE ARTICLE CONCERNING "KERTSOPOULOS AESTHETICS", 6 MARCH 1994, ISSUE 152

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Delos Instrument Series – The Guitar by Delos

However, the idea of diversity within the instrument is truly driven home by Smaro Gregoriadou’s album “reinventing guitar!“. In this recording, Gregoriadou uses three guitars created by inventor Yorgos Kerstopoulos: a triple-double-sing course guitar in re-entrant tuning, a single-stringed guitar in ordinary or low tunings with right-hand pedal, and a single-stringed high-tuned guitar with right-hand/movable back pedals and scalloped fingerboard. As Gregoriadou explains it, the “ Kertsopoulos Æsthetics consist of continuous retrospective research on the guitar’s history and traditions that belong in the vanguard of scientific, technological and artist advances in the world of classical guitar today It involves a series of pioneering achievements in the fields of guitar and string construction, aiming: (a)to connect the contemporary guitarist with the obsolete historical forms of guitar, and (b) to expand the modern guitar’s technical limits, offering potential solutions of its undesirable complexities, namely low volume, imbalance in the transmission from the 3rd to 4th string, dullness of trebles, and poor quality of tone.”

Reinventing Guitar
Smaro Gregoriadou

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SMARO GREGORIADOU - Reinventing Guitar II - Smaro Gregoriadou (Guitars) - 013491341927 - Released: June 2012 - Delos DE3419

...In my review of guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou's first CD titled Reinventing Guitar reviewed on this page, I may have given the impression that the sound quality of the various instruments at her disposal was the key factor which made that recording so enjoyable. True, the wonderful instruments built by guitar-maker Yorgos Kertsopoulos, played on her first CD and again on her new recording Reinventing Guitar II, certainly deserve praise, but in the end, it's Gregoriadou's amazing musicianship that brings these guitars to life...

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