Paganini: Ghiribizzi

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Paganini: Ghiribizzi

Paganini: Ghiribizzi

43 Miniatures for Guitar


Denis Sungho Janssens (guitar)

The ultimate violin virtuoso, Niccolò Paganini also wrote more than 100 pieces for guitar, including these Ghiribizzi (‘whims’). Composed for ‘a little girl in Naples’ who must have been both talented and eager to develop her technique, these whimsical works explore a wide range of musical styles idiomatic to the guitar. Many of the 43 short movements draw on themes by Rossini, Paisiello, Süssmayr, Mozart, Giuliani and, of course, Paganini himself. Praised by Les cahiers de la guitare as ‘inspired’ and Koelner Stadt Anzeiger as a ‘genius’, Denis Sungho Janssens made his 2005 Carnegie Hall début as a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization.

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Anthology of Classical Guitar Music, Vol. 2

Anthology of Classical Guitar Music, Vol. 2


Beethoven:

Andante con Variazioni in D Major, WoO44 No. 2

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

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

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

Bobrowicz:

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

Bortolazzi:

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

Coste, N:

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

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

25 Etudes, Op. 38

Grande Sérénade, Op. 30

Diabelli:

Sonata Op. 29 No. 1 in C major

Sonata Op. 29 No. 2 in A major

Sonata Op. 29 No. 3 in F major

Giuliani, Mauro:

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

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

Sinfonia nell'opera Il barbiere di Siviglia del G. 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

Ouverture de l'opera La Clemenza di Tito par W. Mozart

Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 67

Hummel, J:

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

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

Legnani:

Fantasia on Elvira's Cavatina from Verdi's Ernani

Mertz:

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

Paganini:

Ghiribizzi

Grand Sonata in A major

Regondi:

Feuille d’album

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

Tárrega:

Capricho arabe

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 Major

Las Dos Hermanas

Minuetto in E major

Paquito (Vals)

Pepita

Danza odalisca

Sueno

Vals (in D)

Variations on Carnival of Venice

Vanhal:

6 Variations, Op. 42

(arr. for mandolin, guitar and fortepiano)


Alon Sariel (mandolin), Izhar Elias (guitar), Michael Tsalka (fortepiano), Claudio Giuliani (guitar), Alberto Mesirca (guitar), Luigi Attademo (guitar), Roch Modrzejewski (guitar), Claudio Maccari (guitar), Paolo Pugliese (guitar), Flavio Apro (guitar), Giulio Tampalini (guitar)

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Paganini: Ghiribizzi

Paganini: Ghiribizzi

Recorded at Pian del Voglio (BO), Italy. 5th-7th January 2007


Adriano Sebastiani (guitar)

Paganini’s Ghiribizzi (lit. Whimsical Trifles) are small compositions of free and witty character, probably written to please a young or important client. All forty-three Ghiribizzi were written in Naples around 1820. The Ghiribizzi are noted for their simple, elegant melodies, and show off ample use of the fingerboard.

“Adriano Sebastiani plays…with the dedication of an enthusiast.” Classical Guitar Magazine

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Paganini - Guitar Music

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Paganini:

Grand Sonata in A major

Sonata No. 4 in D major

Ghiribizzi

Sonata No. 30 in A major

Sonata No. 6 in F major

Sonata No. 14 in F major

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 11 in C major

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 5 in A minor

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor


Marco Tamayo (guitar)

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Paganini Guitar Music, Vol. 4

Paganini Guitar Music, Vol. 4


Paganini:

Ghiribizzi


Frédéric Zigante (guitar)

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Tom Kerstens - Serenade

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Romantic Music for Romantic Guitars


Chopin:

Three Preludes Op. 28

(arr.Tarrega)

Paganini:

Ghiribizzi

Grand Sonata

Regondi:

Introduction and Caprice, Op. 23

Schubert:

Six Songs

(arr.Mertz)

Two Pieces

(arr.Tarrega)

Tárrega:

Five Preludes; Three Mazurcas; Pavana


Tom Kerstens (guitar)

“Attractive repertoire…..brilliantly played” Rob Cowan

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Paganini: Complete Guitar Music

Paganini: Complete Guitar Music


Paganini:

Ghiribizzi

Grand Sonata

Guitar Sonatas, Nos. 1-37

plus:

Various compositions, MS 85–105


Luigi Attademo (guitar)

Nicolò Paganini’s works for guitar were only published in their entirety in 1989. The Genoese musician was a sensation during his lifetime and is still counted among the greatest violinists of all time, yet he was also an excellent guitarist. At the other end of the compositional spectrum to his works for violin, Paganini’s guitar works have a more intimate feel; not intended for the concert hall, they are often free from the virtuosic display that was typical of solo works of the era.

The Ghiribizzi collection contains a charm and simplicity appropriate to the musical proficiency and development of a young guitar student, concentrating on areas such as ornamentation, scalic exercises and pedal notes. The 37 Sonatas are a collection of two‐movement pieces (with the exception of No.11 and Nos. 34–37); among the movements are charismatic minuets, mellow Andantinos and lilting waltzes. A further wealth of compositional variation can be found in the Guitar works MS 85–105. The Grande Sonata, one of Paganini’s most popular works, originally employed the guitar as an accompaniment to the violin; this collection provides a performance of the Sonata for solo guitar – a real treat. The use of a period guitar for this recording adds a special quality to the collection. Luigi Attademo, prizewinner in the 1995 Concours International d’Exécution Musicale (Geneva), is an acclaimed performer of both Baroque and contemporary guitar music. He regularly travels throughout Europe to give recitals and participate in recordings; he also appears on the 2009 Brilliant Classics release of Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas for guitar.

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Anthology of Classical Guitar Music

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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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