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Guitar Classics of Spain and Latin America by Tarrega, Narvaez, Sor and Albeniz / James Flegel, guitar

Audio Samples

>Tárrega, Francisco : Capricho arabe
>Narváez, Luys de : Cancion del emperador, for vihuela
>Narváez, Luys de : Diferencias (7) for guitar on "Guardame las vacas"
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite española no 1, Op. 47
>     Asturias - Leyenda
>Turina, Joaquin : Sevillana, fantasia for guitar, Op. 29
>Barrios-Mangoré, Agustin : La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Yacambu, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Tatiana, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : El Marabino (The Half-caste)
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Adreina, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Natalia, for guitar
>Merlin, José Luis : Suite del Recuerdo
>Torroba, Federico Moreno : Burgalesa for guitar in F sharp minor

Album Summary

>Tárrega, Francisco : Capricho arabe
>Narváez, Luys de : Cancion del emperador, for vihuela
>Narváez, Luys de : Diferencias (7) for guitar on "Guardame las vacas"
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite española no 1, Op. 47
>Turina, Joaquin : Sevillana, fantasia for guitar, Op. 29
>Barrios-Mangoré, Agustin : La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Yacambu, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Tatiana, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : El Marabino (The Half-caste)
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Adreina, for guitar
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Natalia, for guitar
>Merlin, José Luis : Suite del Recuerdo
>Torroba, Federico Moreno : Burgalesa for guitar in F sharp minor
Performer Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wild Sound Recording Studio, Minneapolis, MN.



Reviews

An excellent survey of music for the Spanish Guitar
The Minneapolis-based guitarist James Flegel has chosen an especially interesting programme for his new guitar disc on Clear Note. Some of these works will be well known even to Classical Guitar neophytes, while others might be new even to those familiar to the music of Spain and Latin America. The disc provides a good survey of music for the Spanish Guitar from its 16th century roots through the classical period to its great flowering in the 20th century. The music also shows off Flegel's virtuosity and his musicianship. His technique is assured, for example, in the well-known Asturias by Albeniz, as it is in the Allegro Solemne of Barrios. He doesn't bring to Turina's Sevillana Fantasia quite the same combination of passion and delicacy as Manuel Barrueco on EMI, but it's still an impressive reading of this important work. He plays the deceptively simple pieces of Barrios and Lauro with admirable clarity, and he brings out the charm in this lovely music.

New to me was the Argentine composer Jose Luis Merlin's Suite del Recuerdo. The suite has an interesting mix of rhythms and appealing melodies. It is folkloric, evoking the pampas, but there is a classical/baroque feel as well. Like so often in Villa-Lobos one can hear bits of Bach, and in Merlin's case also Scarlatti.

A fine new release - recommended!
Submitted on 01/11/12 by Dean Frey 
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Works Details

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Capricho árabe
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Luys de Narváez (circa 1500 - bef 1560) : Cancion del emperador, for vihuela
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1538

>Luys de Narváez (circa 1500 - bef 1560) : Diferencias (7) for guitar on "Guárdame las vacas"
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1538

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, Op. 47 :: Asturias - Leyenda
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Sevillana, fantasia for guitar, Op. 29
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Agustín Barrios-Mangoré (1885 - 1944) : La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1914-38.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1938

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Yacambu, for guitar
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Tatiana, for guitar
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : El Marabino (The Half-caste)
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1940-1986

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Adreina, for guitar
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Natalia, for guitar
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>José Luis Merlin (1952 - ) : Suite del Recuerdo
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Torroba, Federico Moreno : Burgalesa for guitar in F sharp minor
  • Performer: James Flegel (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic