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Classical Guitar
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
My all-time favorite.
The head of the guitar department at Juliard plays exquisite 20th century compositions with impeccable execution.
Oblique and dark. The recording offers nocturnal beauty.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 05:19:14 PM »
Ruiz-Pipó: Complete Works for Guitar - Jean Bruno Dautaner.



I like this. It kind of sounds straightforward, but as I've become further acquainted with it there's clearly something more going on. At least, within my frame of reference.

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 07:46:44 PM »
I like Manuel Ponce, mexican composer (neo-classical style)



For Villa Lobos cycle, my preference goes to filomena Moretti (so lyrical)




For the spanish repertoire Segovia is the best, but there are actually a number of excellent recordings.



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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 08:01:18 PM »
I like Manuel Ponce, mexican composer (neo-classical style)




This is on my list. I think I remember you mentioning it before and as a result I added it.

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 02:09:54 PM »
This is on my list. I think I remember you mentioning it before and as a result I added it.
I like Manuel Ponce.  I imagine him playing the piano to some rich american visitors in one of this colonial hotel at La Havana at the time of the Batista regime.  A bit of a Chopin born in Mexico.  I have his song cycles and a piano CD very chopinesque with Mazurkas and the likes.  Not the most innovative composer maybe, but with a geat sense of the musical form.  One of his best known guitar piece is the suite antigua which is an hommage to Scarlatti and was commissioned by Segovia.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 02:16:40 PM »
Another guitar CD I keep coming back to, because of the repertoire is



French music Poulenc, Sauguet, Pierre Wissmer, Albert Roussel ...
Pretty far from the usual spanish classical guitar.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 02:54:22 PM »
These all look interesting since I like Ponce and Poulenc.  I will buy them soon. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 03:13:57 PM »
This recording is not well-known. The player either.
But all the compositions are sophisticated and somewhat dark.
Ivanovic's performance is nuanced, intelligent, and delicate.

https://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Recital-VARIOUS-ARTISTS/dp/B00006B1KQ/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 11:42:30 AM »
I like Manuel Ponce.  I imagine him playing the piano to some rich american visitors in one of this colonial hotel at La Havana at the time of the Batista regime.  A bit of a Chopin born in Mexico.  I have his song cycles and a piano CD very chopinesque with Mazurkas and the likes.  Not the most innovative composer maybe, but with a geat sense of the musical form.  One of his best known guitar piece is the suite antigua which is an hommage to Scarlatti and was commissioned by Segovia.

That conjurs up a cool image. And it makes me more intrigued. I'll definitely check out the Brilliant Classics set. Cheers.

This recording is not well-known. The player either.
But all the compositions are sophisticated and somewhat dark.
Ivanovic's performance is nuanced, intelligent, and delicate.

https://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Recital-VARIOUS-ARTISTS/dp/B00006B1KQ/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

This looks interesting too.

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 12:22:03 PM »
This is a fun disc!


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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 02:26:25 PM »
This is a fun disc!


One of my favorites for years!

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 11:28:11 PM »
I posted this elsewhere, but the playing must be heard to be believed! He plays transcriptions of "Capriccio Espagnol," "Pictures at an Exhibition" and " The Firebird Suite Round Dance of the Princesses."

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 09:35:14 AM »
I'm working on Nikita Koshkin's "The Fall of Birds," a very demanding passacaglia and toccata piece. I can only dream that it will ever sound this good!

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He's one of my favorite contemporary composers. This is an excellent recording, particularly of his monumental Sonata for Guitar:

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 12:39:58 PM »
3 of my favorite players are Paul O'Dette (his Dowland for Lute is incomparable), John Williams (great guitar player, super-human technique, his Bach, Albeniz & many others) and David Russell (very deep & expressive player, his Baroque & Spanish/Latin classical series & others) .. Paco de Lucia is one of my all-time favorite guitarists as well, although not really associated with classical music his performance of Rodrigo's famous Guitar Concerto is a thing of beauty.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 03:29:42 PM »
I'm working on Nikita Koshkin's "The Fall of Birds," a very demanding passacaglia and toccata piece. I can only dream that it will ever sound this good!

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/UXEu7toCwnU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/UXEu7toCwnU</a>

He's one of my favorite contemporary composers. This is an excellent recording, particularly of his monumental Sonata for Guitar:


I'd love to hear you play it! Koshkin is a terrific composer (a little shit of a human being thiugh). I think Papandreou also recorded a concerto of his.

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 10:58:30 PM »
I'd love to hear you play it! Koshkin is a terrific composer (a little shit of a human being thiugh). I think Papandreou also recorded a concerto of his.

She has. What has Koshkin said or done to make you say that about him? I've corresponded with him a few times and he was perfectly nice to me.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 12:53:33 AM »
She has. What has Koshkin said or done to make you say that about him? I've corresponded with him a few times and he was perfectly nice to me.
Well he's said some homophobic things to my friends, from what they've told me..... ::)

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 12:28:38 PM »
Well he's said some homophobic things to my friends, from what they've told me..... ::)

Well, that topic never came up between us! He's fairly fluent in English, but perhaps it was a language issue? (Just to give him the benefit of the doubt.) I still like his his music--one often has to examine the musical and human traits of a musician and decide what is most important!

Back to the primary topic of this thread, this is a wonderful new release:

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 09:11:59 AM »
An old one but one that I often return to....


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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 01:16:09 PM »
Giuliani wrote very well for the guitar. I have the following two sets which are most enjoyable....


This first one uses modern instruments....





The second one uses period instruments....






The music is the same obviously and it is charming and very engaging. The main sonic difference between this set and the Philips one is the sound and texture of the guitar. The orchestral tuttis are on a similar level sonically and dynamically.
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