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Stepping Stones - a program of intimate guitar works by John Williams, Yuquijiro Yocoh, Stephen Goss, Peter Sculthorpe, Graeme Koehne, Phillip Houghton et al. / John Williams, guitar

Album Summary

>Yocoh, Yuquijiro : Sakura, theme and variations for guitar
>Williams, John [Guitar] : Stepping Stones, for guitar
>Williams, John [Guitar] : Odd Numbers, for guitar
>Goss, Stephen : Marylebone Elegy, for guitar
>Sculthorpe, Peter : Djilile, for piano
>Koehne, Graeme : A Closed World of Fine Feelings, for guitar
>Houghton, Philip : Kinkachoo, I Love You, for guitar
>Dodgson, Stephen : The Midst of Life, tombeau for Tim Stevenson, for guitar
>Hand, Frederic : Prayer
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Stepping Stones" begins with the delicate "Sakura Variations" by the Japanese composer Yuquiro Yocoh, which sets the tone for a mostly intimate program of original guitar music featuring "Djilile" by Peter Sculthorpe, "Marylebone Elegy" by Stephen Goss, "The Midst of Life" by Stephen Dodgson and other pieces by John Williams, Graeme Koehne, Phillip Houghton and Frederic Hand. John Williams long career as the world's premier classical guitarist began in his native Australia. Following years of study, first with his father, then summer courses with Segovia in Siena, Italy and then at the Royal College of Music in London, he had, by the early 1960s, performed in London, Paris, Madrid, Japan, Russia and the US. Since then, he's gone on to collaborate with the premier artists of his time: Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Daniel Barenboim being among the most noteworthy. Other musical activities have included the groups SKY, John Williams and Friends, Attacca, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Paul Hart, Paco Pena, the Chilean group Inti-Illimani, and various collaborations with Richard Harvey. John Williams maintains a wide-ranging interest in contemporary music. Examples have included his recording of music by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu and fellow Aussies Peter Sculthorpe and Nigel Westlake. In 2007 John Williams was presented with an Edison Lifetime Achievement award.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-).



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Works Details

>Yocoh, Yuquijiro : Sakura, theme and variations for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John [Guitar] : Stepping Stones, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John [Guitar] : Odd Numbers, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Goss, Stephen : Marylebone Elegy, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sculthorpe, Peter : Djilile, for piano
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1988

>Koehne, Graeme : A Closed World of Fine Feelings, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Houghton, Philip : Kinkachoo, I Love You, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dodgson, Stephen : The Midst of Life, tombeau for Tim Stevenson, for guitar
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hand, Frederic : Prayer
  • Performer: John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Studio 1, Air Lyndhurst Studios, London, England (2013-03-09&2013-04-02_2013-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary