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Guitar Classics: In the Italian Tradition - works by Tarrega, Legnani, Regondi et al. / Thanos Mitsalas, guitar

Audio Samples

>Tárrega, Francisco : Variations for guitar on "El Carnaval de Venecia"
>Legnani, Luigi : Fantasie for guitar, Op 19
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Capriccio diabolico, for guitar ("Omaggio a Paganini"), Op. 85
>Regondi, Giulio : Reverie (Nocturne pour la Guitarre), op. 19
>Regondi, Giulio : Introduction et caprice, for guitar, Op. 23
>Domeniconi, Carlo : Konyunbaba, Op. 19

Album Summary

>Tárrega, Francisco : Variations for guitar on "El Carnaval de Venecia"
>Legnani, Luigi : Fantasie for guitar, Op 19
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Capriccio diabolico, for guitar ("Omaggio a Paganini"), Op. 85
>Regondi, Giulio : Reverie (Nocturne pour la Guitarre), op. 19
>Regondi, Giulio : Introduction et caprice, for guitar, Op. 23
>Domeniconi, Carlo : Konyunbaba, Op. 19
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Notes & Reviews:

Few countries in the world can rival Italy's musical legacy. And within this remarkable heritage are some of the best loved classical guitar works ever written. Guitar Classics - In The Italian Tradition, includes music both written and inspired by Italy's great romantic tradition. Guitarist Thanos Mitsalas takes us on tour of the favorites, from Variations on the theme "Carnevale di Venezia" by Tárrega to Domeniconi's Koyunbaba Suite Op.19, (written in 1985).

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The Castelnuovo-Tedesco Capriccio Diabolico is one of his most beautiful and most difficult works. In the last issue (J/A 2012) I had good things to say about Renato Samuelli's performance, but this is stronger on all counts (I'd kill to hear Xeifei Yang play this!). The Domeniconi is ubiquitous - the "It" piece for guitarists. There are many strong performances of this hauntingly beautiful work, but this is as fine as any.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Thessaloniki, Greece (07/2011).



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Works Details

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Variations for guitar on "El Carnaval de Venecia"
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Legnani, Luigi : Fantasie for guitar, Op 19
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Capriccio diabolico, for guitar ("Omaggio a Paganini"), Op. 85
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Regondi, Giulio : Reverie (Nocturne pour la Guitarre), op. 19
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Regondi, Giulio : Introduction et caprice, for guitar, Op. 23
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Domeniconi, Carlo : Konyunbaba, Op. 19
  • Performer: Thanos Mitsalas (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985