Close friends and musical compatriots with a fearless attitude toward classical music, Nathan Granner and Beau Bledso
are earning standing ovations
everywhere they go.
These two young masters have consistently challenged audiences throughout the world with programs that include new commissioned works, innovative transcriptions of classical and popular song as well as genre-bending renditions
of American Spirituals and
Nathan has seen his career quickly go from "up and coming" to being one of a handful of Sony Classical/Odyssey recording artists. As a solo performer and recently as one of The American Tenors, their CD reaching top five in the Classical charts, Mr. Granner has appeared in numerous international and national television programs such as PBS 2004, 2005 festival seasons, RTE1's "The Late Late Show"(Christmas Special), CNN, Fox News, E! Hollywood Extra as well as receiving personal critical acclaim from The Times of London, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Opera News and Opera Now from his performances on some of the premier opera and concert stages in the world.
Beau is constantly evolving by exploring new repertoire, cultures and programming. His studies in southern Spain and involvement with the tango scene of Buenos Aires have lead him to create a large body of highly original arrangements, transcriptions and compositions. Beau has worked extensively with the Guthrie Theater, classical violinist Gregory Sandomirsky and with the Argentine Tango quintet Tango Lorca. His playing has him collaborating with world leading flamenco dancers, Rey Duran and Miel Castagna. Interviews and recordings of Mr. Bledsoe's music have been heard throughout the world on radio Radio1 BBC, "Segovia a Yupanki!" Radio Nacional Argentina and "All Songs Considered" on NPR.
The first recording of Beau and Nathan contains the world premiere, "Selections from Winterreise." A small collection of songs from Franz Schubert's Winterreise. It is the first recording of these pieces performed with voice and guitar. "Selections" also contains sublime songs from Henri Duparc, Claudio Monteverdi, Mauro Giuliani as well as La Barchetta written by Reynaldo Hahn, a high water mark for lyric tenors.
Nathan and Beau combined all that they had learned about life, music, art and people into the painstakingly crafted second recording, Departure, a beautiful album of varied and highly emotive music where one travels from the evocative art of Villa-Lobos into the austere sexuality of John Dowland, while finally being snapped into the fever-pitched passion of traditional flamenco... There's also a little southern comfort thrown in for good measure!
Although Departure by Nathan Granner and Beau Bledsoe is crafted by these two young classical masters, the CD is nothing short of an eclectic journey. From the evocative Villa-Lobos, and austere sexuality of John Dowland, to flamenco passion and southern comfort, by the time you are done listening, you have arrived!
1 New "ON" this week: 47 "Total Stations/Shows"
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia(ADI), Dallas(ADI), Atlanta, St. Louis, Portland, Tampa, Madison WI, Columbus OH, Orlando FL
Crossover Media Projects with: Nathan Granner & Beau Bledsoe