Albéniz: Sous le palmier, Op. 232, No. 3

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Alfred Cortot - Encores

Alfred Cortot - Encores


Sous le palmier, Op. 232, No. 3


Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

(arr. Cortot)


Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Part 2; (“Fragment from Ballade”)

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23


Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith': Air & Variations


Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera


Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

(arr. Cortot)


Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Recorded in Camden, New Jersey 1925-1926

“There are wrong notes, some of the recordings are of poor quality, others remarkably good for the 1920s: what is amazing is the unfailing verve, poetry, warmth and spontaneity. Some of the playing here is hardly credible, the technique and insight together are overpowering.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 *****

“Here, in recordings dating from 1925-26, is the very essence of Cortot, superbly remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn. A voice from another age, Cortot was addicted to his incomparable recreative art. Every bar and phrase of these performances induces a frenzy or delirium in the listener, setting the mind and senses reeling.
Cortot may have 'discovered the opium in Chopin' (Daniel Barenboim) but he also discovered the opium in virtually everything else. His arrangement and playing of Schubert's Litany has all the poetic freedom and sumptuous tonal allure of the greatest singers and always you are made aware of his alternating simplicity, richness and intricacy of expression. Hear the cascades close to the end of Chopin's Second Impromptu and you may well agree that you have rarely heard such feline ease and facility.
The mechanics (forced out of focus in the heat of the moment) could be erratic but the technique was scintillating in a way known to very few pianists. Cortot's Liszt Rhapsodies, decked out with an array of sly nudges and winks, are as flamboyant as any on record, and time and again you are made aware of his own dictum on music: 'my secret is, I can't have enough of it'. Above all, he reminds you of Liszt's celebrated description of a virtuoso as 'one called upon to make emotion weep, and sing, and sigh. To conjure scent and blossom, and breathe the breath of life'. A wild but enthralling fragment from Chopin's First Ballade is included (a complete version comes later) and there are two versions of both Liszt's 11th Hungarian Rhapsody and Weber's Invitation to the Dance.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Marcelle Meyer: Complete Studio Recordings 1925-57

Marcelle Meyer: Complete Studio Recordings 1925-57


Sous le palmier, Op. 232, No. 3


Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV827

Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV826

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Toccata in D minor, BWV913

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801

English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV809

Toccata in F sharp minor, BWV910

Toccata in C minor, BWV911

Toccata in D major, BWV912

Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV904

Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV830


Trois Valses Romantiques

Pièces pittoresques (10)

Air de Ballet

Bourrée Fantasque

Joyeuse Marche

Idylle - Piece Pittoresque No. 6

Couperin, F:

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 15ème in A major: Le Dodo ou L'amour au Berçeau

Pièces de clavecin II: Ordre 6ème in B flat: Les baricades mistérieuses

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 14ème in D major: Les fauvétes plaintives

Pièces de clavecin IV: Ordre 25ème in E flat major: Les ombres errantes

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 18ème in F major: Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 13ème in B minor: Les folies Françaises, ou Les dominos

Pièces de clavecin II: Ordre 8ème in B minor: Passacaille


L'isle joyeuse

Préludes - Books 1 & 2 (24, complete)

Images pour piano - Books 1 & 2

Poissons d'or (No. 3 from Images pour piano - Book 2)


Sonata del Sur


El sombrero de tres picos: Danza del molinero (farruca)


Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34


Scaramouche, suite for two pianos, Op. 165b


Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Rondo in F major K494

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Minuet in D major, K355

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

Adagio in B minor, K540


Trois Mouvements perpétuels


Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin

Suite in G major/G minor

Les Sauvages

Les Cyclopes

Les tendres plaintes

La villageoise

Les soupirs

Gavotte et doubles


Le rappel des oiseaux

L'Entretien des muses

La Livri



Pavane pour une infante défunte

Menuet antique

Menuet sur le nom de Haydn

Jeux d'eau

Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano

Le Tombeau de Couperin


Valses nobles et sentimentales

Gaspard de la Nuit

Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4)


Peches de Vieillesse (selection)

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K478 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K492 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K27 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K245 in B major

Keyboard Sonata K87 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K64 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K432 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K450 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K69 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K114 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K9 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K430 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K427 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K474 in E flat major

Keyboard Sonata K377 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K96 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K69 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K17 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K8 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K13 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K450 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K245 in B major

Keyboard Sonata K478 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K175 in A minor

Keyboard Sonata K27 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K125 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K30 in G minor 'Cat's Fugue'

Keyboard Sonata K87 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K430 in D major

Keyboard Sonata K114 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K64 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K279 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K202 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K519 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K310 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K540 in F major

Keyboard Sonata K355 in F major

Gigue K574 in G

Keyboard Sonata K311 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata K533 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K494 in G major


12 Valses Nobles, D969

Valses Sentimentales (34), D 779 Op. 50

16 German Dances D783 (selection)

Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85


Three Movements from Petrushka

Serenade in A for piano

Piano Sonata (1924)

Ragtime, for piano

Although she is considered by many to be one of the most influential of all 20th century pianists, the name of Marcelle Meyer is still relatively unknown to all but a few aficionados.

This 17 CD set covers recordings from the years 1946 to 1957 that document the high artistic standard of her interpretations.

Marcelle Meyer was a student of Cortot and on friendly terms with many composers, writers, and artists that worked in Paris during the early to middle part of the 20th century. These included Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie, both of whom considered her to be one of the best pianists around at the time. She was closely associated with the group of composers known as Les Six, as well as Jean Cocteau and Igor Stravinsky. The legendary director of the Ballets Russes, Serge Diaghilev was among her admirers, and she is known to have maintained a close working relationship with Claude Debussy. Meyer was also known for pioneering baroque music and introduced large numbers of the listening public to the works of Rameau, Scarlatti, and Couperin.

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Anthology of Classical Guitar Music

Anthology of Classical Guitar Music


Aragón (from Suite española Op. 47, 1886)

Cantos de España (5), Op. 232, No. 2 'Orientale'

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Granada (from Suite española No. 1, Op. 47)

Cadiz (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Córdoba (from Chants d’Espagne Op. 232)

Cuba (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Asturias (from Suite espanola, Op. 47)

Castilla/Seguidillas (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Cataluna (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Sous le palmier, Op. 232, No. 3


Corale No. 45, notturno


Preludes (12) for guitar

Bach, J S:

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996

Lute Suite No. 4 in E major, BWV1006a

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004

(arr. for guitar)


Sonatine for mandolin and fortepiano in C minor, WoO 43a

Sonatine for mandolin and fortepiano in C major, WoO 44a

Andante and Variations in D Major, WoO 44b

Variations (6) in G major on the duet 'Nel cor più non mi sento' from the opera La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 70


Guitar Sonata No. 1


Variations and Polonaise on a duet from Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Op. 30


Sonata No. 1 for Guitar

Sonata No. 2 for Guitar

Cinque Pezzi di Mare

Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue for the 'Golden Flower'

Quatre Bagetelles

Polyrhythmic and Polymetric Studies


Variations on Nel cor piu non mi sento, Op. 8

Brouwer, L:

Sonata del Caminante

Estudios Sencillos

Nuevos estudios sencillos (2001)

Preludios Epigramaticos


Solo, Op. 76, No. 1

Trois Menuets et Trois Valses, Op. 84

From L’Utile e l’Agréable: Grande et seul recueil, Op. 114

Petits solos brillants et non difficiles, Op. 262

Trois Divertissements in E, Op. 223 for tuned guitar


Preambulo y Sardana


24 Preludes and Fugues for 2 Guitars Op. 199 (selection)


Keyboard Sonata in A Minor, C.2

Keyboard Sonata, C.3

Keyboard Sonata, C.4

Keyboard Sonata, C.5

Keyboard Sonata, C.16

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, C.17

Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, C.9

Keyboard Sonata, C.14

Keyboard Sonata, C.15

Keyboard Sonata, C.18

Keyboard Sonata, C.19

Keyboard Sonata, C.20

Keyboard Sonata, C.21

Keyboard Sonata, C.22

Keyboard Sonata, C.23

Keyboard Sonata, C.24

Keyboard Sonata, C.25

Keyboard Sonata, C.33

Keyboard Sonata, C.34

Keyboard Sonata, C.35

Keyboard Sonata, C.36

Keyboard Sonata, C.37

Keyboard Sonata, C.47

Keyboard Sonata, C.49

Keyboard Sonata, C.50

Keyboard Sonata, C.53

Keyboard Sonata, C.55

Keyboard Sonata, C.56

Keyboard Sonata, C.58

Keyboard Sonata, C.61

Coste, N:

25 Etudes, Op. 38

Grande Sérénade, Op. 30

Fantaisie on two themes from Bellini's Norma, Op. 16

Introduction and Variations on a theme by Bellini (Il Pirata)


Sonata No. 1 in C Major

Sonata No. 2 in A Major

Sonata No. 3 in F Major




Exercitium Tonale

Farnaby, G:

Sonata No. 2

Sonata No. 3

Sonata No. 4


Guitar Sonata, Op. 47

Giuliani, Mauro:

Introduction, Theme with Variations and Polonaise in A, Op. 65

Sinfonia nell'opera La Gazza Ladra del M. Rossini

Sinfonia nell'opera l'Assedio di Corinto del M. Rossini

Sinfonia nell'opera Elisabetta Rigina di Inghilterra del M. Rossini

Sinfonia nell'opera La Cenerentola del G. Rossini

Sinfonia nell'opera Il Pirata del M. Bellini

Ouverture de l'opera La Vestale par M. Spontini

Variations on "Deh alma oh cliel" from Rossinis Otello for Guitar "terzina" and String Quartet Op. 101

Henze, H:

Drei Tentos

Royal Winter Music 1 - First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters for Guitar

Royal Winter Music 2 - Second Sonata on Shakespearean Characters for Guitar


Pequeña Suite No. 1, Op. 80

Hummel, J:

Sonata for fortepiano and mandolin in C major, Op. 37a

Potpourri for Piano and Guitar in G minor, Op. 53


Light Frameworks

Sei Intonazioni




Cuatro valses venezolanos


Duetto Concertante, Op. 23

Cavatina d'Ernani

Gran Duetto, Op. 87

Cavatina D'Elvira



La cancó del lladre

El Noi de la Mare (The Mother's Son)

El Mestre (The Master)

Lo rossinyol

L'Heureu Riera

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

Lo fill del rei

La pastoreta


La filadora

La filla del marxant

La nit de Nadal

La preço de Lleida

Scherzo - Vals

Mazurka for Federico Bufaletti


Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor

Manca, R:

Notturno No. 3



Bardenklange, Op. 13

Opern-Revue, Op. 8: Fantasia No. 11 on Marino Faliero (after Donizetti)


3 Nocturnes


Cancion i danza No. 10

Suite Compostelana


Suite Colombiana No. 4


Suite Antiga, Op. 11



Grande sonata concertata MS 3

Palacios, A:

Sonata para guitarra


Sons de carrilhões


Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Tango Sensations (5) for bandoneón & string quartet

Concerto for Bandoneon, Guitar & Orchestra 'Hommage à Liege'

Ponce, M:

Sonatina Meridional

Guitar Sonata No. 3

Sonata Mexicana

Twenty Four Preludes

Sonata Mexicana

Tres canciones populares

Tres instantes de éxtasis

Miniaturas sinaloenses

Pujol, M D:

Historias sin Palabras



Rêverie nocturne, Op. 19

Fete Villageoise (Rondo Caprice), Op. 20

Air Varié No 1, Op. 21

Air Varié No 2, Op. 22

Introduction and Caprice, Op. 23

Air Varié de l'opera de Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi


Invocación y danza


Valse crépuscalaire


La notte di Penelope



Trois preludes

Six Pièces faciles

Musique pour Claudel No. 1

Musique pour Claudel No. 2

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K377 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K208 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K209 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K77 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K34 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata K291 in E minor

Keyboard Sonata K292 in E minor

Keyboard Sonata K481 in F minor

Keyboard Sonata K476 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata K213 in D minor


Ninna nanna a Donegal

Le colline di Karen, notturno africano


Etudes for Guitar (excerpts)



Hommage a Chopin

Suite in Modo Polonico


Deux chansons populaires


Capricho árabe

La alborada

Marieta (Mazurka)


María, gavota

Isabel (Vals) [Johann Strauss II]

La cartagenera



El columpio

Danza Mora

Gran vals

Malagueña fácil

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Mazurka in G

Las Dos Hermanas

Minuetto in E major

Paquito (Vals)


Danza odalisca


Vals (in D)

Variations on Carnival of Venice




Sonatina in A major for solo guitar


Puertas de Madrid



About 500 Years


Fandanguillo, Op. 36

Sevillana, Op. 29

Ráfaga, Op. 53

Garrotin y Soleares

Sonata for Guitar, Op. 61


6 Variations, Op. 42


Preludes (5) for guitar

Suite populaire brésilienne

Valsa-Concerto No. 2, Op. 8



Guitar Suite in F-Sharp Major

Guitar Suite in B Minor

Guitar Suite in G Major

Guitar Suite in D Minor

York, A:

Into dark

Guitar lovers are lucky enough to have their pick of repertoire, spanning the entire globe as well as many centuries. Never before, however, have they been able to listen to their favourite pieces all in one place – from Baroque to 20th Century, from Latin America to north Germany. This ambitious and expansive set of 40 CDs brings together a wide range of works for solo guitar guaranteed to satisfy those eager to explore repertoire both known and unknown.

We start our journey with Robert de Visée, born around 30 years before J.S. Bach. His Suites – which may also have been played on a lute or theorbo – are fascinating examples of some of the only existing French Baroque music for guitar. Bach himself did not write as much music for the stringed instrument as he did for keyboard; however, the transcriptions of his violin Partitas work perfectly on the guitar. Likewise, Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti have been transcribed here from the keyboard for the guitar. The Italian composer worked in Spain for the majority of his life, and the Spanish influences he picked up there make a smooth transition to the stringed instrument.

The Classical and Romantic eras saw a period of development. Fernando Sor, one of the most important figures in guitar music, elevated the guitar from a 'tavern' instrument to one that commanded respect. He himself contributed a vast amount to the guitar canon – such as his Études – alongside the Italians Ferdinando Carulli and Luigi Rinaldo Legnani and Sor's pupil, Napoléon Coste, who became the leading guitarist in his native France.

Sor's 20th-century successor is arguably Francisco Tárrega, considered the father of the guitar. His technical innovations helped to raise the profile of the guitar as a solo instrument, as he successfully persuaded Antonio de Torres Jurado to construct a large instrument suitable for use in concert halls. The Spaniards dominated this period – alongside Tárrega were Isaac Albéniz (who never actually wrote specifically for the guitar, but whose music has been arranged a number of times), Joaquín Turina, Joaquín Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla. Rodrigo's homage to Falla – the Invocación y danza – shows the composer's recognition of Falla as one of the greatest influences on Spanish composers working in the latter half of the 20th century.

Next, we travel across the Atlantic to investigate one of the most important locations for the creation of guitar music: Latin America. Composers working here took particular inspiration from indigenous influences, including the Paraguyan Agustín Barrios Mangoré and the Argentinian Ástor Piazzolla. Manuel Ponce, a leading Mexican composer, wrote his famous Estrellita, which soon became a beloved Mexican folk song. It is present here in a sparkling arrangement for solo guitar.

The 20th century saw the expansion of the guitar across the globe. The repertoire grew widely, thanks to composers from such diverse places as Russia, Poland and the Netherlands. German composer Hans Werner Henze wrote his original Royal Winter Music, based on Shakespearean characters, in the late 1970s. Jewish composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, born in Italy, spent much of his career in Hollywood, after fleeing the Nazi threat in Europe in 1939. He still wrote much classical music alongside his works for the big screen, including his well known Les Guitares bien tempérées. Dutch composer Henk Badings was discredited after the war for having cooperated with the Nazis. A recent renewed interest in his music has resulted in this recording of his Twelve Preludes for solo guitar – a world premiere for Brilliant Classics, first released in 2012.

This set features performers of international quality. Among them are: the Paganini expert Luigi Attademo; Cristiano Porqueddu, who will be performing in New York's Carnegie Hall in July 2017; Frédéric Zigante; Giulio Tampalini; and many more besides. There are numerous world premiere recordings, of works both modern and older, thanks to recent rediscoveries. The guitars used range from carefully crafted modern instruments to period instruments, including the 'Sabionari' guitar by Antonio Stradivari. The release will be sure to satisfy both guitar aficionados and those looking to dip in and out of a diverse mixture of guitar music from around the globe.

The most extensive guitar collection available! This 40 CD set spans several centuries of guitar music: from the Baroque where the guitar gained preference over its ancestor the Lute, to the Classical Period in which the instrument was emancipated and gained its rightful place as a serious concert instrument, through Spain, its country of origin, right into the 20th century where famous composers extended its sonic possibilities to the very borders of the spectrum. A treasure trove of unprecedented scope and substance, for both connoisseur and music lover, performed by world class guitarists!

Recorded between 1996 and 2015.

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