Saturday, May 12, 2012

CD Review: Patrick Appello Finds Romance With His Guitar

Classically trained guitarist Patrick Appello released his most recent project, a collection of “romantic guitar” songs performed on an 1846 Rene Lacote guitar. The collection is called “The Last Rose of Summer” and was self-produced and self-released on March 6th.

The album covers classical songs by Franz Schubert, Johann Kasper Mertz and Mauro Giuliani. Apello’s performance on the opening piece “Opern-Review ‘Lucia di Lammermoor (after Donizetti)” is just a wonderful musical piece that sets the stage for the rest of this album. The intricacy of his performance of “The Last Rose Of Summer” is so heartfelt with only a classical guitar to portray the feelings that Appello seems to pull this off with ease. His delivery of the four pieces of music from the “Giuilianiate” places you back to a simpler time when one instrument was all that was needed to entertain.

To find out more about this wonderful release and to hear song samples by the enormously talented Patrick Appello, please visit

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