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The Art of the Guitar - Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, Angel Romero, Manuel Barrueco play Sor, Tarrega, Weiss, Ponce, Vivaldi, Brouwer, Granados, Falla, Bach, Albéniz, Piazzolla et al. [2 CDs]

Album Summary

>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in B minor (Segovia Edition no 5), Op. 35/22
>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
>Tárrega, Francisco : Prelude for guitar no 8 in A minor "Lágrima"
>Tárrega, Francisco : Adelita
>Tárrega, Francisco : Prelude for guitar no 9 in D minor "Endecha"
>Llobet, Miguel : Canciones (10) populares catalanas
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasie for lute in D minor, Smith 539
>Ponce, Manuel : Scherzino Mexicano, for guitar
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 93
>Barrios-Mangoré, Agustin : La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Ballada de la Doncella Enamorada, for guitar (Black Decameron no 3)
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Mallorca, barcarola for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 202, B. 41
>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Canción de Cuna on a theme of Grenet, berceuse for guitar
>Falla, Manuel de : Homenaje - M. de Falla
>Granados, Enrique : Doce Danzas Españolas
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Suite española no 1, Op. 47
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Chôros no 1, for guitar, "Tipico brasileiro", A. 161
>Granados, Enrique : Valses Poeticos
>Moreno Torroba, Federico : Sonatina in A major
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Venezuelan Waltz for guitar no 3
>Turina, Joaquin : Homenaje a Tárrega, for guitar, Op. 69
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Sonata in D major, Op. 77 'Omaggio a Bochherini'
>Piazzolla, Astor : La muerte del ángel, tango (from Angel series)
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Prelúdio for guitar no 1 in E minor, A. 419/1
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The guitar weaves its subtle and irresistible magic in each of the 35 tracks on The Art of the Guitar. This essential collection, embracing composers from Vivaldi and Bach to the Spanish and Latin American masters of the instrument, includes the entire Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, renowned above all for its haunting and poetic slow movement. Among the guitarists featured are such players as Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, Manuel Barrueco and Ángel Romero.



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>Sor, Fernando [Composer] : Etude for guitar in B minor (Segovia Edition no 5), Op. 35/22
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
  • Performer: Pierre Laniau (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tárrega, Francisco : Prelude for guitar no 8 in A minor "Lágrima"
  • Performer: Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Tárrega, Francisco : Adelita
  • Performer: Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Tárrega, Francisco : Prelude for guitar no 9 in D minor "Endecha"
  • Performer: Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Llobet, Miguel : Canciones (10) populares catalanas
  • Performer: Wulfin Lieske (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1899-1935

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasie for lute in D minor, Smith 539
  • Performer: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Ponce, Manuel : Scherzino Mexicano, for guitar
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 93 :: II. Largo
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Barrios-Mangoré, Agustin : La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1914-38.
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1938

>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Ballada de la Doncella Enamorada, for guitar (Black Decameron no 3)
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Mallorca, barcarola for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 202, B. 41
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1891

>Brouwer, Leo [Composer] : Canción de Cuna on a theme of Grenet, berceuse for guitar
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1970

>Falla, Manuel de : Homenaje - M. de Falla
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Granados, Enrique : Doce Danzas Españolas :: 2. Oriental
  • Performers: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar); Thomas Müller-Pering (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1890

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 :: V. Chaconne
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Suite española no 1, Op. 47 :: V. Asturias (Leyenda)
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Granados, Enrique : Doce Danzas Españolas :: 5. Andaluza
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1890

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Chôros no 1, for guitar, "Tipico brasileiro", A. 161
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Granados, Enrique : Valses Poeticos :: Introduction - Valse I - Valse VI - Coda
  • Performer: Dario Rossetti-Bonell (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: ?1886-87

>Moreno Torroba, Federico : Sonatina in A major :: I. Allegretto
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas :: La Maja de Goya - Tonadilla
  • Performer: Eliot Fisk (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1913-1915

>Lauro, Antonio [Guitar] : Venezuelan Waltz for guitar no 3
  • Performer: Turibio Santos (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Turina, Joaquin : Homenaje a Tárrega, for guitar, Op. 69
  • Performer: Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Sonata in D major, Op. 77 'Omaggio a Bochherini' :: III. Tempo di Minuetto. Cerimonioso con grazia - T
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Suite española no 1, Op. 47 :: I. Granada (Serenade)
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Piazzolla, Astor : La muerte del ángel, tango (from Angel series)
  • Performer: Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Prelúdio for guitar no 1 in E minor, A. 419/1
  • Performer: Dario Rossetti-Bonell (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
  • Performer: Angel Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 21 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939