“A sober, elegant, controlled performance, with a nice phrasing and a consistent technique. Everything is clear and it leaves nothing to desire.”
Angelo Gilardino, Composer and Editor,
The Artistic Director of the “Andrés Segovia” Foundation of Spain
“He plays the classical guitar with pure tone, technical facility and style…musical banquet is delicious.” | The Vancouver Sun
The Golden Century
Alan Rinehart’s The Golden Century: Lute Music From 16th Century Italy is transformative. It’s the sort of performance that can change your musical perspective, opening your mind up to new sounds and styles you may never have otherwise considered. Rinehart’s work is a thing of beauty.
Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)
Alan Rinehart’s musicality is mature and he always sounds comfortable and natural making the album a joy to listen to.
Bradford Werner www.classicalguitarcanada.ca
Renaissance Masters & Latin Romantics
“Rinehart impresses the listener for his skill, ease and virtuosity on the guitar, from which he draws tones of plush loveliness and a wide range of colour .., a recording that should give its purchaser lasting pleasure.”
“There’s a live sense to this recording that makes the listener feel as though a part of the concert audience, intimately involved with Rinehart’s skillful and sensitive interpretations.” GUITAR PLAYER magazine
Soliloquies & Dreams
This program of music is dedicated to my wife, Janice Notland. The title work, Soliloquies and Dreams, was written for and dedicated to Alan Rinehart by Vancouver composer David Gordon Duke in 2003
One of the first things that a concert guitarist considers when contemplating making a recording is doing a ‘recital’ program. I have avoided this temptation for some time, preferring to create recordings that follow some sort of theme. A well planned concert program will also have certain ‘themes’ often following a chronological order, including established and well known repertoire as well as new works, perhaps even premiere performances, and be designed to carry the listener on something of a musical journey. This program is based on the music presented in a pair of recitals at The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, B.C. held in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Musick to Delight