Drawing from the same tradition of Concert etudes as Brouwer, Diego-Pujol and Villa-Lobos – and perhaps even Sor, Bo Hanssons’s 5 etudes are a fine example a compositions that blend both musical perfection and technical ambitions. 5 beautiful etudes meant for performances both on and off the concert stage .
Voices about 5 Etudes
The five etudes by Bo Hansson are of the same dignity and tradition as the studies by Fernando Sor. As did his predecessor, he successfully achieved these studies to suggest a complete sense of harmony and structure, completely in accordance with contemporary music. The musical and technical aims are clearly presented to the classical guitarist and offer great opportunity to develop ones own ability. I warmly recommend these beautiful pieces to any guitarist.
Eric Lammers, MSC, Guitarist
Bo Hansson’s 5 etudes' is a welcome contribution to the guitar repertoire. These well-composed etudes are not only technical etudes in a traditional sense – they are beautiful, idiomatic pieces which incorporates many ingenious and exciting exercises. I am confident they will be regularly played – both for practising and in concerts. Warmly recommended!
Professor in Guitar Department of Music and Media
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden