Air on a G String / David Russell

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute no 1 in C minor (London MS), Smith 83
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS no 29; London MS no 19), SC 25
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 14), SC 19
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Work(s)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), Smith 210
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 16), SC 22
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
>Saint-Luc, Jacques de : Suite for lute in D major ("La prise de Gaeta")
>Couperin, François : Les Silvains, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, I, 1ere ordre)
>Couperin, François : Les Tours de passe-passe, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, IV, 22e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Pièces de clavecin, Book 2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

GRAMMYr award winner David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. In May 2003 he received the great honor of being made adopted son of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Recently the town named a street after him, Avinguda David Russell , as acknowledgement for his musical career. In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics. In May 2005 he received an award from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name Auditorio David Russell . After winning the GRAMMY award, he received the silver medal of Nigrán, the town in Spain where he resides. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.

Gramophone Magazine
Throughout this fine recital, Russell evokes the sound of lute and harpsichord without ignoring the additional technical and colouristic opportunities afforded him by a modern guitar. ... another outstanding release by this incomparable guitarist.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 :: Adagio / Arioso
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 01/23/1729

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute no 1 in C minor (London MS), Smith 83
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS no 29; London MS no 19), SC 25 :: Prelude
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 14), SC 19 :: Allemande
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Work(s) :: Courente Royale (Sm. 31)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), Smith 210
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1706-1730

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 16), SC 22 :: Allegro
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1719

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 :: Third Movement
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1720

>Saint-Luc, Jacques de : Suite for lute in D major ("La prise de Gaeta")
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Les Silvains, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 1ère ordre)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Les Tours de passe-passe, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, IV, 22e ordre)
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de clavecin, Book 2
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1716-1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on a G String
  • Performer: David Russell (Guitar)
  • Notes: The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD (04/02/2007-04/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731