Asafyev: Preludes (12) for guitar

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Novecento Guitar Preludes

Novecento Guitar Preludes


Asafyev:

Preludes (12) for guitar

Badings:

Preludes (12) for guitar

Farkas:

Exercitium Tonale

24 preludes for guitar

Ponce, M:

Twenty Four Preludes

Sauguet:

Preludes (3) for guitar


Cristiano Porqueddu (guitar)

A fascinating survey of 20th century Preludes for guitar solo.

The prelude, originally an introduction to a more complex form (for instance a fugue), started living its own independent life with J.S. Bach, and developed in the 19th century into a relatively short (roughly between half and five minutes) character piece in free form. Famous examples are the preludes of Chopin.

The composers featured here are Asafiev, Ponce, Badings, Farkas and Sauguet, offering a wide stylistic and emotional range. The latter three composer’s works receive their World Premiere here.

Cristiano Porqueddu is one of the world’s best and most adventurous guitarists, his previous recordings for Brilliant Classics of Barrios (BC 9204), Gilardino (BC 8886) and Sor (BC 9205) having won high praise from the international press.

This collection brings together guitar preludes by Asafiev and Ponce, and includes world premiere recordings of Badings’s 12 Preludes, Sauget’s 3 Preludes and Farkas’s Exercitium Tonale. Despite their very different styles, these composers are all linked together by a single trait: none of them were guitarists. Originally bemoaned by patron Andrés Segovia for their fiendish difficulty, Ponce’s 24 Preludes begin the compilation.

Cast in each of the major and minor keys, and arranged in a circle of fifths, they are followed by Asafiev’s 12 Preludes – which, written in a single day, were probably intended as a single piece. This is also true of Bading’s ensuing 12 Preludes, as confirmed by the same harmonic progression with which the work begins and ends. From the use of contrasts that appear throughout the movements, as exemplified in the strong, primitive rhythms of ‘Yaya’, to the air of mystery and timelessness that pervades Sauguet’s offering, the compilation continues its stylistic journey, ending with Farkas’s Exercitium tonale of 1982 – a work which hints at a composer unafraid to push the performer to their limits or to be unpredictable in his use of harmony and counterpoint.

Cristiano Porqueddu, described as ‘a point of reference for the new generation of guitarists’, graduated from the Lorenzo Perosi International Academy in Biella, Italy. With an extensive knowledge of the technique and interpretation of 19th and 20th century music, he has won numerous international awards and now sits on the jury of several major guitar competitions. This is Porqueddu’s second recording for Brilliant Classics.

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Russian Guitar Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries

Russian Guitar Music of the 20th & 21st Centuries


Asafyev:

Etude No. 1

Etude No. 2

Prélude Et Valse

Preludes (12) for guitar

Six Romances in Old Style

Baev:

Five Stichera for Guitar

Guitar Sonata No. 2

Guitar Sonata No. 3

Denisov:

Guitar Sonata

Dzhaparidze:

Two Visions in White

Gubaidulina:

Toccata

Ivanov-Kramskoi:

Prelude in D Minor

Prelude in E Minor

Kharisov:

Four Preludes for Guitar

Sonatine

Kikta:

Sonata for Guitar

Poplyanova:

Sonata for Guitar

Rudnev:

Ghosttrack


Cristiano Porqueddu (guitar)

Of all Cristiano Porqueddu’s adventurous guitar-music surveys on record for Brilliant Classics, the latest may be the most invaluable and enlightening for listeners who may never even have suspected that Russia had a rich guitar tradition of its own.

As a detailed booklet essay complementing this new recording explains, the guitar flourished during the first half of the 19th century in Russia. Towards the turn of the 20th century, it became more of a folk instrument, a trend further exaggerated by the cultural demands of the Russian revolution which repurposed both instruments and musicians to vernacular ends for songs and marches to raise the spirits. However, a renaissance took place in classical guitar composition following the triumphant tour of Andres Segovia across Soviet Russia in 1926.

The impact of that event may be felt not only in the work of Boris Asafiev, who saw Segovia play, but even two generations later in the Hispanic flair of Edison Denisov’s Sonata, with its edgy opening Toccata, gently swaying Berceuse and picture-postcard ‘Souvenir d’Espagne’; in itself this revives the kind of naturalistic love-affair of Russian artists with the country that had produced Glinka’s Jota aragonesa and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.

But there is much more here than picture-postcard imitation and love in a cold climate. Local Georgian rhythms and traditions may be savoured in the sonata of Gherman Dzhaparidze; there are two early, vibrant miniatures of Sofia Gudaidulina; the work of more guitar-specialised composers such as Vitaly Kharisov, Valeri Kikta and Viktor Kozlov is much less well-known outside their native land.

To all of them Cristiano Porqueddu brings the technical mastery and interpretative conviction which has distinguished his work for Brilliant Classics, in boxes such as the set of 20th-century guitar sonatas (BC9455) which includes an earlier recording of the First Sonata by Evgeny Baev.

Although one would not automatically associate the guitar with Russia, the history of the Russian guitar goes far back, as early as 1790 the tradition starts with a 7-string instrument, continuing to flourish in the 19th century as a salon instrument, and gaining the status of a serious concert instrument in the 20th century.

This 4CD set offers a fascinating musical journey presenting known and lesser known composers Asafiev, Baev, Dzhaparidze, Denisov, Ivanov-Kramskoi, Kharisov, Gubaidulina, Kikta, Kozlov, Poplyanova, Rudnev.

Another innovating and stimulating issue by great Italian guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu, who already issued more than 50 CD’s with Brilliant Classics covering a vast amount of great and neglected guitar repertoire.

The excellent and extensive liner notes are written by renowned guitarist Oleg Timofeyev.

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Anthology of Classical Guitar Music

Anthology of Classical Guitar Music


Albéniz:

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

Albini:

Corale No. 45, notturno

Asafyev:

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)

Beethoven:

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

Biberian:

Guitar Sonata No. 1

Bobrowicz:

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

Bogdanovic:

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

Bortolazzi:

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

Brouwer, L:

Sonata del Caminante

Estudios Sencillos

Nuevos estudios sencillos (2001)

Preludios Epigramaticos

Carulli:

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

Cassadó:

Preambulo y Sardana

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

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

Cimarosa:

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)

Diabelli:

Sonata No. 1 in C Major

Sonata No. 2 in A Major

Sonata No. 3 in F Major

Falla:

Homenaje

Farkas:

Exercitium Tonale

Farnaby, G:

Sonata No. 2

Sonata No. 3

Sonata No. 4

Ginastera:

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

Holguín:

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

Jappelli:

Light Frameworks

Sei Intonazioni

Lasala:

Nocturno

Lauro:

Cuatro valses venezolanos

Legnani:

Duetto Concertante, Op. 23

Cavatina d'Ernani

Gran Duetto, Op. 87

Cavatina D'Elvira

Llobet:

Leonesa

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

Plany

La filadora

La filla del marxant

La nit de Nadal

La preço de Lleida

Scherzo - Vals

Mazurka for Federico Bufaletti

Romanza

Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor

Manca:

Notturno No. 3

Ulisse

Mertz:

Bardenklange, Op. 13

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

Mirto:

3 Nocturnes

Mompou:

Cancion i danza No. 10

Suite Compostelana

Montaña:

Suite Colombiana No. 4

Nepomuceno:

Suite Antiga, Op. 11

Paganini:

Ghiribizzi

Grande sonata concertata MS 3

Palacios, A:

Sonata para guitarra

Pernambuco:

Sons de carrilhões

Piazzólla:

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

Nocturno

Regondi:

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

Rodrigo:

Invocación y danza

Rozsa:

Valse crépuscalaire

Salvo:

La notte di Penelope

Sauguet:

Cadence

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

Signorile:

Ninna nanna a Donegal

Le colline di Karen, notturno africano

Sor:

Etudes for Guitar (excerpts)

Tansman:

Cavatina

Hommage a Chopin

Suite in Modo Polonico

Inventions

Deux chansons populaires

Tárrega:

Capricho árabe

La alborada

Marieta (Mazurka)

Pavana

María, gavota

Isabel (Vals) [Johann Strauss II]

La cartagenera

Adelita

Rosita

El columpio

Danza Mora

Gran vals

Malagueña fácil

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Mazurka in G

Las Dos Hermanas

Minuetto in E major

Paquito (Vals)

Pepita

Danza odalisca

Sueno

Vals (in D)

Variations on Carnival of Venice

Torresan:

Notturno

Torroba:

Sonatina in A major for solo guitar

Nana

Puertas de Madrid

Sonata-Fantasía

trad.:

About 500 Years

Turina:

Fandanguillo, Op. 36

Sevillana, Op. 29

Ráfaga, Op. 53

Garrotin y Soleares

Sonata for Guitar, Op. 61

Vanhal:

6 Variations, Op. 42

Villa-Lobos:

Preludes (5) for guitar

Suite populaire brésilienne

Valsa-Concerto No. 2, Op. 8

Simples

Visée:

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.

Contains liner notes written by Philip Borg-Wheeler specially for this release.

The booklet presents the necessary background to the music, putting each composer in his historic perspective.

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