The CD "The guitar is different" has been recorded at Tube Temple Studios, Solingen, Germany in 2012 with the legendary Neumann U47 as main microphone backed by two M149 and two KM184 Neumann mics. Thomas Karstens plays on his three guitars made by world famous luthier Paulino Bernabé, Madrid.

Playing time: 58´11



Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750): Suite D-Dur (Transcription: Thomas Karstens)
Leo Brouwer (*1939): Preludio, Fuga
Variations sur un thème de Django Reinhardt
José Viñas (1823-1888): Andante apasionado
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909): Capricho Árabe
Reginald Smith Brindle (1917-2003): Memento in two movements
Baden Powell (1937-2000): Canto do Xangô; Retrato Brasileiro
Manuel María Ponce (1882-1949): Thème varié et Finale

Duration: 58:11 minutes

Samples are online


This production is supported by:

..."sehr differenziert und kontrastreich"...
..."jeder Komponist in seiner jeweils eigenen Klangsprache, und die versteht Karstens nachhörbar genauestens"...
HARALD WITTIG, Akustik Gitarre

"Musik für Gitarrengourmets"...
JENS MÜLLER-HEROU, guitar acoustic