In my last post I wrote about the German panflute virtuoso Ulrich Herkenhoff. Unfortunately I did not find a video with panflute and guitar or mandolin by Ulrich Herkenhoff, but I found the videos of the Duo Verso from the Netherlands. This is a text from the homepage of the Duo verso:
Verso was formed in 1997; its two members are panflute player Matthijs Koene and guitarist Stefan Gerritsen.
The outstanding expression of the instruments is put to use in a very broad range of styles, from Dowland, Giuliani and Piazzolla, to the newest music by Theo Loevendie, Artyum Kim, Daan Manneke, Gerard Beljon, and Louis Aguirre among others. In their programmes, the music especially written for Verso is placed next to classical compositions, which sound surprisingly authentic.
The Duo Verso plays a very interesting repertoir of music for panflute and guitar from the 16th century until today. Many composers wrote new original compositions especially for the Duo Verso.
The first video that I found was the following version of Nightclub 1960 by Astor Piazolla in the version for panflute and guitar.
Verso speelt Piazzolla bij Vrije Geluiden
Nightclub 1960 van Astor Piazzolla
uitgevoerd door Verso:
Matthijs Koene, Panfluit en Stefan Gerritsen, gitaar
live uitvoering bij Vrije Geluiden mei 2008
The second video is even more interesting. It’s almost unbelievable which sounds can be produced by this instrument.
Verso speelt Timucin Sahin bij Vrije Geluiden
On the homepage of the Duo Verso you can find some other videos and several audio files. One example that I did also like very much is the version of the Lachrimae Pavan by John Dowland and Jakob van Eyck. Also available is a recording of the piece that gave the name to the duo: Verso, composed by Ron Ford for the Duo Verso.
Verso was formed in 1997; its two members are panflute player Matthijs Koene and guitarist Stefan Gerritsen. The duo was named after the work Verso, which was written for them by the American-Dutch composer Ron Ford. Passionately and with a sense of style the duo performs classical music, as well as contemporary repertoire. Appreciation for the duo is not only expressed by the audience, but is also demonstrated by the commendations of juries at international contests and the many prizes that the duo has won:
Enjoy panflute and guitar with the fantastic Duo Verso!
Playlist Duo Verso
Homepage of the Duo Verso: http://www.panflute-guitar.nl/