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

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Mattias Jacobsson: Invocación

Mattias Jacobsson: Invocación


Chopin:

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

trans. Tárrega / Jacobsson

Llobet:

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

La cancó del lladre

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

Arr. Llobet / Jacobsson

Pujol, E:

Tonadilla

Three Spanish Pieces

Tango espagñol

Guajira

Tárrega:

Capricho árabe

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Endecha

Lagrima

Prelude No. 18 in D

Prelude No. 2 in A major

Adelita

Mazurka in G

Sueno

plus:

Prelude No. 20 in C# minor (Chopin, trans. Tárrega)

Prelude No. 6 in G# minor (Chopin, trans. Tárrega)

Prelude No. 7 in D (Chopin, trans. Tárrega)

Mazurka No. 22 in F# minor (Chopin, trans. Tárrega)

Mazurka No. 25 in D minor (Chopin, trans. Tárrega / Jacobsson)


Mattias Jacobsson (guitar)

Guitarist Mattias Jacobsson makes his recording debut on Avie with Invocación, a unique perspective on the works of Francisco Tárrega, his inspiration Chopin, and his students Llobet and Pujol.

The brilliant young guitarist Mattias Jacobsson invokes a guitar tradition originating with the influential Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega. The repertoire explores Tárrega’s influences and legacy, from the inspiration that Chopin had on his musical output through to his students Miguel Llobet and Emilio Pujol. Tárrega often turned to Chopin’s favoured forms - Preludes, Mazurkas and Nocturnes - and also transcribed works in those forms by Chopin. Mattias has created a unique concept in the guitar discography by juxtaposing Chopin transcriptions with Tárrega’s most Chopinesque works. The “invocación” continues through works of two of Tárrega’s most prominent pupils in Barcelona and even extends to Mattias himself, whose first teacher Erik Möllerström studied in Barcelona and secured an instrument from the great guitar maker Ignacio Fleta e hijos, that now has been passed on to Mattias and is played on this recording.

Juilliard-trained Mattias Jacobsson was born in Stockholm and has studied with Göran Söllscher and Sharon Isbin, among others. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States, and has appeared on Spanish television, New York’s WQXR and National Public Radio’s Performance Today. He has further extended his reach with several features in Classical Guitar Magazine and hundreds of thousands of views on his YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/guitarcactus

“The playing throughout is refined, intelligent and highly musical; the tone, though never sweet, is fulsome and appealing. An outstanding debut.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2012

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Guitar Recital: Anabel Montesinos

Guitar Recital: Anabel Montesinos

First Prize, 2010 Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition, Alessandria


Falla:

Danza del Corregidor (from El Sombrero de tres picos)

arr. Siegfried Behrend

Granados:

Valses Poeticos (7)

arr. Montesino

Tonadillas: No. 7, La maja de Goya

arr. Montesino

Llobet:

El Nit de Nadal

La cancó del lladre

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

Pujol, M D:

Tres piezas espanolas

Quiroga:

Coplas (3)

arr. Carles Trepat

Rodrigo:

Tres piezas españolas

Sor:

Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9


Anabel Montesinos (guitar)

Multi-award winner Anabel Montesinos returns to the Naxos label with the ‘graceful flexibility’ and ‘flawless technique’ (MusicWeb International) of her earlier acclaimed recital (8557294). She has since become 1st Prize Winner at the prestigious 2010 Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria.

This programme is emblematic of the ‘Spanish guitar’, ranging from Pujol’s and Rodrigo’s respective Tres piezas españolas which descend from traditional folk styles, to Fernando Sor’s Variations on a Theme of Mozart, a showpiece which turns the guitar into a ‘miniature orchestra’.

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Göran Söllscher - Cavatina

Göran Söllscher - Cavatina


Albéniz:

Suite española No. 1, Op. 47

trans. Segovia

anon.:

Romance d'Amour (Jeux Interdits)

Barrios Mangoré:

Villancico de Navidad

Carmichael, H:

Georgia On My Mind

Crespo, J G:

Norteña

Lauro:

El Marabino

Llobet:

La filla del marxant

La cancó del lladre

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

Myers:

Cavatina (from The Deerhunter)

arr. John Williams

Portrait

Neumann, U:

Kärleksvals

Patiño, A:

Nevando está

Tárrega:

María, gavota

Rosita

Yocoh:

Sakura - Theme & Variations on a Japanese folk song


“Romance d'Amour' and the equally tedious title tune aside, the repertoire here is as well-chosen as well-played: familiar but not over-familiar favourites rub shoulders with surprise items like a fine arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael's 'Georgia'.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 ****

“Göran Söllscher is at his finest here. The programme is essentially Romantic and very tuneful and atmospheric. The indelible opening Myers Cavatina is of course the justly famous Deerhunter theme, while even the anonymous Romance will be familiar. Whether in the attractive Llobet arrangements of Catalan folksongs, the two evocative portraits from Tárrega, or Yocoh's colourful Sakura (from Japan), this is the kind of music making that remains in the memory, for even while the playing is relaxed there is no doubt about Söllscher's magnetism. Hoagy Carmichael's Georgia on my mind gives the feeling of a final lollipop as the stylish closing encore. The sound is most naturally balanced, and the immediacy and realism are apparent.” Penguin Guide

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Segovia & his Contemporaries Volume 4

Segovia & his Contemporaries Volume 4


Albéniz:

Asturias (from Suite espanola, Op. 47)

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

Cadiz (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

anon.:

Canzone

Saltarello

Granados:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

Llobet:

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

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

Milán:

Pavanes VI & IV

Rubinstein:

Romance, Op. 26 No. 1

Sanz:

Pavane

Tárrega:

Danza Mora

Minuet

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Variaciones sobre la Jota Aragonesa (Gran Jota)

Sueño

Torroba:

Burgalesa

Albada

Arada

Visée:

Entrada

Giga

Bourree

Minuet


Andres Segovia, Maria Luisa Anido (guitars)

This is the 4th volume of DOREMI's series ''Segovia and his Contemporaries''. A special, 12 volume historic series of classical guitar recordings. MARIA LUISA ANIDO One of the greatest guitarists of all time, Anido has unfortunately been very little represented on record. A glaring omission, finally rectified in this volume! Acclaimed as a prodigy by Segovia himself, she developed a mature and unique artistry. She had a flourishing career during the 1930's and the 1950's. This wonderful Argentinian artist's romantic flair is beautifully demonstrated in a selection of virtuoso guitar works by the great Spanish masters, recorded in her prime. ANDRES SEGOVIA The selection of recital pieces presented in this volume originates from the same recording sessions in January 1944 which produced the Albeniz and Granados tracks heard on Vol. 1 of this series. Unavailable in any format for decades, these miniatures provide yet another glimpse into the art of the Maestro at the height of his powers. An eclectic selection of works spanning five centuries of western music.

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The Spanish Guitar

The Spanish Guitar

Music from 1535-1962


Aguado:

Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2 No. 2

Rondo brillante, Op. 2 No. 1

Albéniz:

Capricho Catalan, Op.165, No.5

Piezas Características, Op. 92: Torre Bermeja

(arr. Segovia)

Falla:

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

(arr. for guitar)

Homenaje a Debussy

Granados:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 6 'Jota'

Epilogo from Escenas romanticas

(arr. guitar)

Llobet:

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

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

Milán:

Pavana III

Mompou:

Preludio from Suite Compostelana

Mudarra:

Fantasìa X (que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico)

Murcia:

Preludio and Allegro

Passacalles

Giga: Allegro dulzaina

Narvaez:

Diferencias on Guardame las Vacas

Sanz:

Canarios

Passacalle

Sor:

Etude for guitar, Op. 6 No. 12 in A major

Etude for guitar, Op. 6 No. 6 in A major

Fantaisie et Variations Brillantes, Op. 30

Tárrega:

Capricho árabe

Estudio de velocidad

Lagrima

Oremus

Torroba:

Burgalesa

Turina:

Fandanguillo, Op. 36


Emanuele Segre (guitar)

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Music from the novels of Louis de Bernières

Music from the novels of Louis de Bernières

Captain Corelli's Mandolin and the Latin Trilogy


anon.:

Mis Dolencias

Barrios Mangoré:

Choro da Saudade

Las Abejas

Calace:

Amor si culla (Love is a Fool), Op. 133

Giuliani, Mauro:

Gran Duo Concertant, Op. 85

Hummel, J:

Concerto for Mandolin in G major: Andante con variazioni

Lauro:

Quatro Valses Venezolanos

Llobet:

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

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

El Mestre (The Master)

Palumbo:

Petite Bolero

Persichini:

Polcha variata

Romero, C:

Suite Andaluza: Soleares

Sagreras:

El Colibri (The Hummingbird)

Turina:

Homenaje a Tárrega: Soleares

Villa-Lobos:

Chôros No. 1 for guitar

Prelude No. 1 in E minor

Vivaldi:

Concerto in C major for mandolin/lute, RV425


Craig Ogden (guitar), Alison Stephens (mandolin)

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The World of the Spanish Guitar

The World of the Spanish Guitar


Alard:

Estudio Brillante for guitar

Albéniz:

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)

Asturias (from Suite espanola, Op. 47)

Granados:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 10 'Melancólica'

Llobet:

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

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

La cancó del lladre

Lo rossinyol

L'Heureu Riera

La nit de Nadal

Segovia:

Estudio sin luz

Neblina

Estudio

Tárrega:

Marieta, Minuetto

Adelita

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Turina:

Fandanguillo, Op. 36

Ráfaga, Op. 53


Eduardo Fernandez (guitar)

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Andres Segovia - The American Decca Recordings

Andres Segovia - The American Decca Recordings


Aguirre:

Cancion

Albéniz:

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

Piezas Características, Op. 92: Torre Bermeja

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Asturias (from Suite espanola, Op. 47)

anon.:

Canzone e Saltarello

Bach, C P E:

Siciliana in F sharp minor

Bach, J S:

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV1007: Prelude

Gavottes 1 & 2 (from Cello Suite No. 6) BWV1012

Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002: Bourrée

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009: Courante

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Sicilienne

Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV996: Bourrée

Brahms:

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 8 in B flat major

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Capriccio diabolico (Homage to Paganini)

Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 in A major

Couperin, L:

Passacaille in G minor

Falla:

Homenaje a Debussy

Frescobaldi:

Air & Variations

Corrente

Giuliani, Mauro:

Sonata in C major, Op. 15: Allegro spiritoso

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Granados:

Tonadillas: No. 7, La maja de Goya

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 10 'Melancólica'

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 5 'Andaluza'

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 47: No. 3 - Melody

Handel:

Suite in G minor, HWV 453: Allegretto grazioso

Gavotte in G major, HWV491

Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV437

Minuet in G major, HWV531

Haydn:

Minuet and Trio in D

Llobet:

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

El Testament d'Amelia (Amelia's Testament)

Malats:

Serenata espanola

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 6 in G minor 'Venetianisches Gondellied'

Milán:

Pavanes VI & IV

Fantasia XVI

Pavana

Mudarra:

Romanesca o Guardame las vacas

Pedrell, C:

Guitarreo

Ponce, M:

Prelude / Ballet and Gigue (originally attributed to S.L. Weiss)

Andantino variato on a theme by Paganini

Prelude No. 7 in A major

Prelude No. 2 in A minor

Prelude No. 9 in E major

Prelude No. 8 in F sharp major

Prelude No. 13 in F sharp major

Prelude No. 11 in B major

Mexican Folksong No. 3 La Valentina

Theme Varie et Finale

Rameau:

Minuet in G major

Sanz:

Pavane

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894: Menuetto

Schumann:

Frühlingsgruss Op. 79/4

Sor:

Grande Sonate, Op. 25, "Guitar Sonata No. 2": Allegro non troppo

Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9

Tansman:

Cavatina

Tárrega:

Danza Mora

Minuet

Torroba:

Burgalesa

Albada (from: Piezas características)

Arada

Sonatina in A major for solo guitar

Madroños

Nocturno

Serenata burlesca

Villa-Lobos:

Etude for Guitar, W 235 No. 7 in E major

Prelude No. 1 in E minor

Visée:

Entrada

Giga

Bourree

Minuet

Suite in D minor


For the first time, this budget priced 6 CD collection re-presents Segovia’s highly-prized recordings made for American Decca in the 1940s and 1950s, when he was arguably at the height of his powers. Here are the first six albums released by the label in that now legendary series, presented for the first time in original LP couplings and with their striking original-sleeve artwork: Andrés Segovia Guitar Solos; An Andrés Segovia Recital; An Andrés Segovia Concert; An Andrés Segovia Program; An Evening with Andrés Segovia; Andrés Segovia Plays…

Many of these 80+ tracks are appearing on Deutsche Grammophon for the first time. The set has been newly remastered, with a minimum of intervention, from original tapes or tape copies of original glass masters. Like the best whisky, Segovia’s art is unfiltered on these CDs. The results reveal a new intimacy and delicacy in these six classic recitals that are wholly captivating.

The package: Mini-LP sleeves (front and back), CD booklet (in the style of the The Martha Argerich Collection) has new liner notes by Segovia expert Graham Wade comprising introduction and annotations on each of the albums, with colour minis.

Arrangements & transcriptions by Andres Segovia

“This is Segovia absolutely in his prime, tackling everything from Frescobaldi, Handel and Haydn through Mendelssohn and Franck to Falla, Villa-Lobos and Tansman with his inimitable combination of childlike innocence and arch sophistication. Sensitively remastered and with excellent notes by Segovia expert Graham Wade...” Gramophone Magazine, September 2009

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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.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Brilliant Classics - 95480BR

(CD - 40 discs)

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