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Laureate Series, Guitar - Michalis Kontaxakis

> Guitar Sonata No. 3 - I. Allegro Moderato
> Guitar Sonata No. 3 - II. Chanson: Andantino molto espressivo
> Guitar Sonata No. 3 - III. Allegro non troppo
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - I. Primavera
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - II. Las olas de Moncofa
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - III. Homenaje a Tchaikovsky
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - IV. El Adios
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - V. Y si pienso en la Habana...
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - VI. Souvenir de Granada
> Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) - VII. Cuando tu no estas
> 4 Pieces breves - I. Prelude
> 4 Pieces breves - II. Air
> 4 Pieces breves - III. Plainte
> 4 Pieces breves - IV. Comme une gigue
> Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 - I. Allegro moderato
> Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 - II. Andante sostenuto
> Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 - III. Allegretto
> Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 - IV. Larghetto
> Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 - V. Allegro
> Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's La traviata - Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's La traviata
> 4 Mazurkas - Marieta!: Mazurka
> Maria - Maria: Gavota
> Prelude - Prelude

Album Summary

>Ponce, Manuel : Sonata for Guitar no 3
>Clerch, Joaquin : Preludios de Primavera
>Martin, Frank : Short Pieces (4) for guitar
>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Suite for guitar, Op. 164
>Tárrega, Francisco : Introduction and Fantasia on Themes From Verdi's "La Traviata" for guitar
>Tárrega, Francisco : Mazurkas (4) for Guitar
>Tárrega, Francisco : Gavotte for Guitar "Maria"
>Khachaturian, Aram : Work(s)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Michalis Kontaxakis, First Prize Winner in the 2005 International Francisco Tarrega Guitar Competition, is considered today to be one of the leading young Greek guitarists. He studied the guitar with Vassilis Mastorakis and Costas Cotsiolis, and at the Robert Schumann Musikhoschshute in Dusseldorf. In this recital, featuring a guitar made by Alkis, Athens, he performs the world premiere recording of 'Preludios de Primavera' (Preludes of Spring) by Joaquin Clerch, and Tarrega's enchanting Fantasy on themes from 'La Traviata'.



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Works Details

>Ponce, Manuel : Sonata for Guitar no 3
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Clerch, Joaquin : Preludios de Primavera :: Homenaje a Francisco Tárrega, for guitar
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Martin, Frank : Short Pieces (4) for guitar
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Suite for guitar, Op. 164
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Introduction and Fantasia on Themes From Verdi's "La Traviata" for guitar
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Mazurkas (4) for Guitar
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Gavotte for Guitar "Maria"
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Khachaturian, Aram : Work(s) :: Prelude, for Guitar
  • Performer: Michalis Kontaxakis (Guitar)
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (03/23/2006-03/26/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern