In their first joint collaboration on disc, Pacifica Quartet and classical guitarist Sharon Isbin have recorded an album on Cedille Records titled ‘Souvenirs of Spain and Italy.’ 

The album features works for guitar and strings by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vivaldi, and Boccherini.

Pacifica Quartet are Grammy Award-winners. Isbin is a multi-Grammy Award winner. 

“It’s really beautiful music with a tremendous amount of variety,” Isbin says of the new recording.

The program spotlights Italian-born composers influenced by Spanish idioms. Works include Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143; Emilio Pujol’s guitar arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi’s lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93, edited by Isbin; and Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in D Major, G. 448.

In this podcast, the Rio Grande Guardian presenter Mario Muñoz interviews Isbin.