Henze, H: Royal Winter Music 1 - First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters for Guitar

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Henze: Complete Music for Solo Guitar

Henze: Complete Music for Solo Guitar


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


Andrea Dieci (guitar)

Henze may have been renowned as one of the most prodigious postwar German modernists, but the important position of the guitar in his output reveals the lyric and rhapsodic side to his nature which runs as an undercurrent throughout his music, flowering most fully in the genre of opera to which he was drawn time and again.

His first major work for the instrument is a set of three Tentos – or tientos, the Spanish form of the fantasia or ricercar to be found in English and Italian music of the 15th century onwards – extracted from a collection of chamber music for various combinations. ‘They feature in the repertory of virtually every professional guitarist who considers himself worthy of the name,’ as the composer modestly remarked – but with justice, for their brevity is matched by their songful imagination.

The two sonatas are much more ambitious in scale, both inspired by the Shakespearean literature which Henze loved so much, and also by the artistry of Julian Bream, who may be counted a Segovia of the latter half of the last century, thanks to the array of composers who realised through his playing the expressive possibilities of an instrument they might otherwise have regarded as having strictly local or picturesque appeal. Characters are portrayed such as the ridiculous Sir Andrew Aguecheek, but also narratives told, such as Gloucester’s relationship to King Lear.

The Italian guitar magazine Seicorde has described Andrea Dieci as a ‘fine performer with an enviable technique’. His first recording on Brilliant Classics was of the contemporary guitarist‐composer Nicola Jappelli (BC9435); according to Seicorde, ‘the skillful balance of dynamics often extreme and sudden, the adoption of an extremely expressive phrasing and varied even in minimalist areas, meticulous articulation of ethereal melodies broken between items: these are just some of the qualities that deserve recognition in the work of Dieci.’

Dieci’s second album comprised popular guitar works by the Argentinian master of the classical tango, Astor Piazzolla, with a selection of music for violin and guitar capturing the spirit of the era, ‘Café 1930’ (BC94896). This, too, was issued to a very positive reception.

“Whether it is in the clashes and bangs of ‘Gloucester’, the transparent skeins of ‘Ariel’, the textured poignancy of ‘Ophelia’ or the erotic ambivalences of ‘Romeo and Juliet, Dieci proves himself more than equal to the task of transmitting Henze’s – and at least some traces of Shakespeare’s – psychological depth and subtlety” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2016

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Forest Paintings

Forest Paintings

20th century guitar music


Haug, Hans:

Étude (Rondo fantastico)

Henze, H:

Tientos (3) for guitar

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

Rawsthorne:

Elegy

Rudnev:

The Old Lime Tree

Vassiliev:

Three Forest Paintings


Irin Prechanvinit (classical guitar)

This stunning debut recording from Thai guitarist Irin Prechanvinit covers a wide range of guitar sonorities and approaches, from the traditional folk song of Russia to the more avant-garde expressiveness of Rawsthorne and Henze. The classical guitar is able to absorb many styles and historical periods – that instrumental versatility is a unique attribute which recitalists are thrilled to demonstrate.

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Royal Winter Music

Royal Winter Music


Henze, H:

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

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

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70


Otto Tolonen (guitar)

Royal Winter Music by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) and Nocturnal after John Dowland by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) were both inspired by the culture of Elizabethan England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries; more precisely, by the plays of William Shakespeare (1564– 1616) and the music of lutenist-composer John Dowland (1563–1626).

Henze and Britten both drew on tradition, and they shared a special liking for vocal music. They both composed a lot for the voice, and the guitar works on this disc are likewise very lyrical in places. Their idiom is neotonal, with moderate modernist nuances. The chief common dominator for the compositions was the English guitarist Julian Bream, who commissioned them both and to whom they are dedicated.

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Dedication

Dedication


Bennett, R R:

Five Impromptus

Davies, Peter Maxwell:

Hill Runes

Henze, H:

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

Walton:

Five Bagatelles for solo guitar


Julian Bream (guitar)

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Royal Winter Music

Royal Winter Music


Henze, H:

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

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


Elliot Simpson

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Henze: Guitar Music Volume 2

Henze: Guitar Music Volume 2


Henze, H:

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

Carillon, Recitatif, Masque

Pollicino: Three Fairy Tale Pictures

(arr. Reinbert Evers for guitar)

Ode to an Aeolian Harp


Franz Halász (guitar), Anna Torge (mandolin) & Cristina Bianchi (harp)

ensemble oktopus, Konstantia Gourzi

Few living composers besides Hans Werner Henze have enjoyed such remarkable success across such a wide range of musical genres, from large-scale concert and stage works to chamber and instrumental pieces.

Henze’s interests are wide-ranging and deeply humanistic, the music heard here drawing inspiration from Shakespearean characters (Royal Winter Music), the injustices of childhood (Three Fairy Tales from ‘Pollicino’), the poetry of Eduard Mörike (Ode to an Aeolian Harp) and the sensuous lyricism suggested by the movement titles of his triptych Carillon, Récitatif, Masque.

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Lindberg, M: Mano a mano, etc.

Henze, H:

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

Lindberg, M:

Mano a mano

Takemitsu:

In the Woods - Three pieces for guitar


Timo Korhonen (guitar)

World Première Recording

“Throughout, Korhonen's fluency gives a fragrant spaciousness to the music that allows each detail to shimmer with significance within the context of the whole. Simply put, this is masterful playing on every level.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2007

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Hans Werner Henze: Royal Winter Music

Hans Werner Henze: Royal Winter Music

Sonatas on Shakespearean Characters


Henze, H:

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

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


David Tanenbaum (guitar)

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Henze - Dowland: Spirit of Shakespeare

Henze - Dowland: Spirit of Shakespeare


Dowland:

Forlorn Hope Fancy (Fantasie No. 2)

Captaine Pipers Pavin

Mr Langton's Galliard

Mr Langton's Galliard

Complaint

Fantasie

Lachrimae Pavan, P. 15

Fancy

Tarleton's Riserrectione

The Shoemaker's Wife

Melancholy Galliard

Lady Hunsdon's Puffe

Mr Dowland's Midnight

Farewell ‘In Nomine' (Fantasie No. 4)

Henze, H:

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

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


Stephan Stiens (lute/guitar)

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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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