For Your Life - For a Quiet Evening

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Myers, Stanley : He was beautiful
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.

Personnel: Alexandre Lagoya, Steve Erquiaga, Eduardo Fernandez , Nicola Hall, Pepe Romero , Göran Söllscher (guitar).

Another volume in Decca's lifestyle classical music series, For a Quiet Evening collects introspective classical guitar pieces, including Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5," Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess," and Bach's "Arioso From Cantata BWV 156." The album mixes more contemporary compositions, such as Stanley Myers' "Cavatina From the Deer Hunter," with older ones, such as the traditional piece "Romance D'Amour." The compositions of Fauré and Bach are well-represented on For a Quiet Evening, with "Sicilienne From Pelleas et Meslisande" and "After a Dream" from the former and "Courante From Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major" and "Prelude From Suite No. 4 in E Major" from the latter, helping to give the collection its dreamy, reflective feel. Vivaldi's "Largo From Guitar Concerto in D Major," Paganini's "Caprice, Op. 1 No. 24," and Joaquín Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" are some of the album's other highlights. While this collection is indeed perfect For a Quiet Evening, its gentle but intricate music is also apt for any other time of day. ~ Heather Phares



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Myers, Stanley : He was beautiful :: Cavatina
  • Performer: Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1978

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Alexandre LaGoya (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 :: Sicilienne
  • Performer: Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: Arioso
  • Performer: Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a :: Prelude
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1737

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: Largo
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra (Guitar); Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Ensemble: English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performer: Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 :: Courante
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
  • Performer: Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performer: Nicola Hall (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939