Classical Guitarist Miloš Celebrates 10 Years at Universal Music with The Moon and The Forest

30th April 2021

Celebrating 10 years with Universal Music, superstar and bona fide “Classical Guitar God” (The Times) MILOŠ releases a brand new album, featuring two outstanding original works for guitar and orchestra.

For The Moon & The Forest, out today on Decca Classics, sees MILOŠ work closely with composers Shore and Talbot in order to create two distinctive, groundbreaking scores which were recorded at Abbey Road.

MILOŠ’s new album cements his position as not only “the hottest guitarist in the world” (Sunday Times), but also a pioneer and innovator of contemporary guitar repertoire for the ages.

MILOŠ says, “It has long been my wish to challenge composers to write for the classical guitar. For centuries, this instrument has touched many people around the world and yet its repertoire remains very much underrepresented in the classical mainstream. The Moon & the Forest is my personal fairytale come true.”

Behind the Scenes: Recording Howard Shore's The Forest

Best known for his epic scores to the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series, Shore’s guitar concerto The Forest partially deviates from his works on the screen, drawing instead from the symbiotic relationship between people and the earth.

Shore adds, “I live in a place where I am encompassed by things that grow and bloom and fade. It is everchanging. It is always striving for equilibrium and harmony. I find this interconnectedness and interdependency inspiring. These are ideas I carry with me and are often the source from which I express my musical ideas.”
The album also includes new arrangements for solo guitar of Ludovico Einaudi’s Full Moon and Robert Schumann’s Träumerei – two moving pieces from the Romantic and Modern classical repertoire. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra feature on the recording, conducted by Alexander Shelley and Ben Gernon respectively.

Purchase on the Abbey Road Shop from today.