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The Birth of the Classical Guitar: Wulfin Lieske plays Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani

Album Summary

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in A minor ("Larghetto"), Op. 35/3
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in B minor (Segovia Edition no 5), Op. 35/22
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in E minor (Segovia Edition no 17), Op. 6/11
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart's "The Magic Flute," for guitar, Op. 9
>Giuliani, Mauro : Sonata for guitar in C major, Op. 15
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Fantasie Elegiaque for guitar, Op. 59
>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in E minor (Allegro moderato), Op. 35/24
>Giuliani, Mauro : Preludes, Op. 83
>Giuliani, Mauro : Grand Variations (6), for guitar, Op. 112
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

  • 'The Birth of the Guitar' showcases the work of Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani, two composers whose works for the instrument reflect the dawning of the evolution of the guitar towards its modern conception.
  • Wulfin Lieske studied at the State Academy of Music in Cologne, Germany
  • Recorded in October 2011 at the WDR in Cologne.
  • Booklet notes in English and German

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Lieske's playing is mostly lovely. Tempos are moderate. It's stylistically convincing. Lieske fares better in the Giuliani.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011).



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>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in A minor ("Larghetto"), Op. 35/3
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in B minor (Segovia Edition no 5), Op. 35/22
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in E minor (Segovia Edition no 17), Op. 6/11
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart's "The Magic Flute," for guitar, Op. 9
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1820-1823

>Giuliani, Mauro : Sonata for guitar in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Fantasie Élégiaque for guitar, Op. 59
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1836

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in E minor (Allegro moderato), Op. 35/24
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Preludes, Op. 83 :: no 1 Vivace
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Preludes, Op. 83 :: Andantino con espressione
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Preludes, Op. 83 :: Allegro mosso
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Giuliani, Mauro : Grand Variations (6), for guitar, Op. 112
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Notes: WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2 (10/21/2011-10/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic