SFCV – “Marc Teicholz’ Winning Ways on Guitar”

…from San Francisco Classical Voice

San Francisco Performances

“He gave an exquisitely sensitive and skillful recital at the Conservatory on Saturday, featuring new transcriptions, music associated with Segovia, and extraordinary contemporary compositions.”

“Teicholz used a sensuous tone and a fluid rubato to make Impromptu No. 3 redolent of profound longing. His brilliant technique and natural musicianship perfectly captured the insouciance and grace of Impromptu No. 2.

The Chaconne from J. S. Bach’s Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004, originally written for solo violin, has been considered one of the greatest tests of a guitarist’s technique and musicianship since it was first performed by Segovia in 1935. Teicholz used color, dynamics, and a finely honed sense of timing to bring out the increasing tension, chromaticism, melodic span, and rhythmic values of the opening. The daunting 32nd-note scales were effortlessly executed and the transition to the internal major key section was exquisite. Teicholz is a skilled yet self-effacing performer with a superb sense of musical structure. He gave an exemplary Chaconne performance.”

“Bravura Performance

The second half of the recital was dedicated to contemporary music for the guitar and began with Sergio Assad’s compelling Sonata. Teicholz clearly articulated the first movement’s exuberant references to Leo Brouwer’s Sonata, the heartfelt melody of the second movement, and the breathtaking perpetual motion of the third movement, all while maintaining absolute clarity in a contrapuntal texture that at times was so complex it brought to mind the Assad Duo. The composer was present and on his feet applauding Teicholz’s bravura performance as soon as the last rasgueado chord was stopped.”

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