The music on this CD spans the repertoire of the modern guitar from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to today’s generation of prominent guitarist-composers. The common thread is the expression of native cultural traditions and the fusion of ethnic styles in works by Rodrigo, Sainz de la Maza, Llobet, Turina, Brouwer, Baden Powell, Bonfá, Zenamon, Machado, Andrew York and Canadian composer Patrick Kearney.
“Over the last half-century, Canada has become well-known for producing several outstanding classical guitarists… One such guitarist is Vincea McClelland, who for more than twenty years has been dazzling audiences in countless countries around the globe… “Classique!” is a selection of works from three distinctive, guitar-rich regions: Spain, North America, and South America. McClelland’s well-tempered musical voice ensures that her interpretations are an ideal combination of mature sophistication and soul-moving energy. She unabashedly utilizes her distinctive color palette to guide the listener through rich, sonorous melodies, as well as bright, fast paced dances…" (Timothy Smith, Minor7th.com).