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Mauro Giuliani, Vol. 2 / David Starobin, guitar; Amalia Hall, violin; Inon Barnatan, piano

Album Summary

>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations on a Savoyard theme, for guitar
>Giuliani, Mauro : Etudes Op. 98
>Giuliani, Mauro : Prelude, Op. 83
>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations for violin & guitar in A major, Op. 24a
>Giuliani, Mauro : Rondos (2), for guitar & keyboard, Op. 68
>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations on a march by Cherubini, for guitar, Op. 110
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Notes & Reviews:

David Starobin returns to the music of the Italian composer/guitarist, Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), with a disc featuring Giuliani's solo and chamber music. Among the rarities are Two Rondos, op. 68, for piano and guitar, performed with the Israeli pianist, Inon Barnatan; Variations, op. 24a, played with Amalia Hall, winner of the Postacchini International Violin Competition (2013); and Variations on a March by Cherubini, arguably the finest solo of the composer's late period. Il Fronimo (Milan) wrote: "David Starobin has grasped the authentic spirit, aided by his perfect instrumental technique. Here, the music acquires its truest meaning, exalting the quality of phrasing as it is rarely ever heard. Starobin's is a truly influential artistry, a great personality who does honor to both music and the guitar." Also available: Starobin's Mauro Giuliani, Vol. 1 (BRIDGE 9029).

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The composer was at his best in variations form, and there are three large sets here, two for guitar solo, one for violin and guitar. The Cherubini March Variations is the better, and longer, of the two for guitar. It runs almost 15 minutes, and it's a refreshing change from Giulini's usual formula: state the theme, then double, triple, and quadruple the rhythm, a slow variation in the minor, and a brilliant finale. This has more surprises. The performance is just exquisite. Hall and Starobin phrase as if from one mind, and their blend is perfection. Even more beautiful are the two rondos for piano and guitar. I've never heard a better balance with piano - and Barnatan plays a modern piano, but with an amazing dynamic control. His tone is full, but never overpowering, Starobin is pictured in the notes holding a period guitar. The performances are amazingly satisfying and sweet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-2012); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Pur (2010-2012); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-2012).



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>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations on a Savoyard theme, for guitar
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Etudes Op. 98 :: no 4 Allegretto
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12); KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Etudes Op. 98 :: no 7 Allegretto
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Prelude, Op. 83 :: no 1. Allegro con brio
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations for violin & guitar in A major, Op. 24a
  • Performers: Amalia Hall (Violin); David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Rondos (2), for guitar & keyboard, Op. 68
  • Performers: Inon Barnatan (Piano); David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Prelude, Op. 83 :: no 4. Andantino con espressione
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Etudes Op. 98 :: no 8 Allegretto
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Variations on a march by Cherubini, for guitar, Op. 110
  • Performer: David Starobin (Guitar)
  • Notes: KAS Music and Sound, Astoria, NY (2010-12); The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY (2010-12); Performing Arts Center, Theater C, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY (2010-12)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic