Grgić, Mak / Cinema Verismo
Album: Cinema Verismo   Collection:Classical
Artist:Grgić, Mak   Added:Nov 2019
Label:Marquis Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-12-18 Pull Date: 2020-02-19 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 2 Jan 12
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 11, 2024: Mixed Up Class
Albeniz: Asturias (arr. Blain)
3. Jan 27, 2020: Everything
Leonard Bernstein (Arr. Bogoev), Somewhere/tonight (5:18)
2. Sep 21, 2020: Mixed Up Class
Albeniz: Asturias (arr. Blain)
4. Jan 07, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Vangelis (Arr. Ćagalj), Chariots Of Fire (2:00)

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2019-11-25
Mak Grgić, a rising star guitarist, performs theme music from popular movies, including The Godfather, Chariots of Fire, The Deer Hunter, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. The composers range from JS Bach to Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Grandos, and Leonard Bernstein to well known movie score composers such as Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota. Absolutely gorgeous music, brilliantly performed. Play any or all of this CD and your listeners will be thrilled. Godfather’s Waltz, however, is morbidly sad, and Volverino, only a little less so. Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor, while melancholy, is elegaic. The Cavatina and the Air on the G String are both contemplative. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has saucy appeal. Grgić utilizes a number of different guitars, each suited to the music played, as he describes in the liner notes. Grgić has won numerous awards in major guitar competitions, and played recitals, chamber music, and concertos throughout the US and Europe. A CD to savor.

Track Listing
1. Asturias (6:23)   8. Somewhere/tonight (5:18)
2. Intermezzo Sinfonico From Cavalleria Rusticana (2:43)   9. Danza Española No. 5 (4:08)
3. Gabriel’s Oboe (3:23)   10. Adagio In G Minor (7:01)
4. Chariots Of Fire (2:00)   11. Prelude From Cello Suite in G Major, BWV 1007 (2:48)
5. Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208 (5:47)   12. Cavatina (3:57)
6. Godfather's Waltz (4:42)   13. Air On The G String, Bwv 1068 (5:41)
7. Volverino (4:42)   14. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (2:29)