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Title: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: NikF on March 12, 2017, 05:19:14 PM
Ruiz-Pipó: Complete Works for Guitar - Jean Bruno Dautaner.

(http://i.imgur.com/T18YSbh.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Spineur 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.



Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: NikF 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Spineur 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Spineur 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh 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=
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: NikF 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 14, 2017, 12:22:03 PM
This is a fun disc!

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0581/3921/products/9084_large.jpg?v=1431627500)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 14, 2017, 02:26:25 PM
This is a fun disc!

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0581/3921/products/9084_large.jpg?v=1431627500)
One of my favorites for years!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue 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."

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512jphLgrzL._SS500_PJStripe-Robin-Large,TopLeft,0,0.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue 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!

https://youtube.com/v/UXEu7toCwnU

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

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517JBFj4u5L.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: James 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde 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!

https://youtube.com/v/UXEu7toCwnU

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

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517JBFj4u5L.jpg)
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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue 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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde 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..... ::)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue 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:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51XLo2tYxoL._SS500.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on March 21, 2017, 09:11:59 AM
An old one but one that I often return to....


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ad9MkhhVL._SS500.jpg)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Ra2ZtRxaL._SL1200_.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto 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....


(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4542622.jpg)


The second one uses period instruments....


(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2005/Sep05/Giuliani_guitar_92621.jpg)



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.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 21, 2017, 07:22:10 PM

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.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the Romero/Marriner version uses a very different version of the first concerto which I would argue is kiiiinda obvious due to cuts to the score and no wind instruments in the orchestra.........?
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 21, 2017, 07:25:31 PM
Oh btw these friends of mine are gonna play as a duo at GFA 2018 8)

https://www.youtube.com/v/gTWstbrJxVU

I saw them play at the Melbourne Recital Centre last night. Programme featured this suite as well as some other works for guitar duo by Assad, Brouwer and Pujol.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on March 22, 2017, 08:57:45 AM
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the Romero/Marriner version uses a very different version of the first concerto which I would argue is kiiiinda obvious due to cuts to the score and no wind instruments in the orchestra.........?

You are of course correct jessop and what I should have said was that the works in both sets are duplicated. Apologies if I upset your guitarist sensibilities  :)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 22, 2017, 10:14:32 AM
You are of course correct jessop and what I should have said was that the works in both sets are duplicated. Apologies if I upset your guitarist sensibilities  :)
Ah of course! Sorry for misunderstanding!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on March 22, 2017, 12:43:11 PM
This guy is a fantastic player and transcriber.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71WhkIlV8uL._SL500_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81QaNuJVupL._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 22, 2017, 01:46:48 PM
This CD features my personal favourite recording of Brouwer's (first?) sonata

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xCdg0zD-L._SS500.jpg)

And you can see her play the third movement here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JFmZN1s5sF8
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 22, 2017, 01:54:53 PM
Toccata&Fugue........have you heard this?

(http://166yy1qyuo82rfrqnhrckw14.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Ricardo-Gallen.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on March 22, 2017, 01:56:40 PM
Toccata&Fugue........have you heard this?

(http://166yy1qyuo82rfrqnhrckw14.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Ricardo-Gallen.jpg)
I've heard excerpts. If memory serves, he played them on a smaller, old instrument. I prefer them on a modern guitar.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 22, 2017, 05:33:54 PM
This CD features my personal favourite recording of Brouwer's (first?) sonata

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xCdg0zD-L._SS500.jpg)

And you can see her play the third movement here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JFmZN1s5sF8

I was wondering about the cd. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 22, 2017, 07:06:54 PM
I was wondering about the cd. Thanks for the info.
Personally I really enjoy her clarity and tone. It'd a short disc though!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on March 23, 2017, 06:30:53 PM
Wonderful playing and sound.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81SS52qtOvL._SL429_.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 23, 2017, 08:04:38 PM
Jessop, you're familiar with Takemitsu's guitar works right?  ;)
Indeed I am! I like them very much but he really seems to avoid open strings so much that I avoid playing any! I'm one of those guitarists who likes open strings and lots of it I guess :P
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: North Star on March 24, 2017, 03:38:26 AM
I think it's time for a thread merge (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,1754.0.html)..
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 24, 2017, 05:15:26 AM
I think it's time for a thread merge (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,1754.0.html)..
Thank you for your concern. Certainly I will follow a moderator's decision.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on March 27, 2017, 09:57:19 AM
The other guitar forum has been dead for about 6 years!

In the meantime, I've been enjoying this recording. I'm working on Carlo Domeniconi's massively challenging Chaconne. He basically took Bach's Chaconne and replaced all of the notes but kept the note values and rhythms (for the most part). Parts are much harder to play than transcriptions of Bach's piece, but it's also far more guitaristic, and dare I say it, more harmonically and contrapuntally interesting?

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71wOe%2B8mQYL._SL300_.jpg)

And a an audio-only video:
https://www.youtube.com/v/L0R7laZ0UCY

And another performance. I prefer Kavanagh's
https://www.youtube.com/v/fyRsRSj5s7k
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 27, 2017, 01:28:02 PM
^^^^^ I'll check that out when I can. I don't know the piece but I'm very intrigued!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on March 27, 2017, 01:50:22 PM
Extraordinary playing--very well recorded.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ysNaS%2BBZL._SS500.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 27, 2017, 08:02:28 PM
Extraordinary playing--very well recorded.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ysNaS%2BBZL._SS500.jpg)

I have it, and I like it a lot. Also, Kavanagh's video sounds great.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 27, 2017, 08:18:46 PM
I love these disks. Fine arrangements and solid performance.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on April 01, 2017, 09:28:09 AM
While not all are listener-friendly, this recording has some very interesting pieces on it:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/811uujZq%2BvL._SL401_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/8141iWai52L._SL401_.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 02, 2017, 10:14:39 AM
While not all are listener-friendly, this recording has some very interesting pieces on it:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/811uujZq%2BvL._SL401_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/8141iWai52L._SL401_.jpg)


I checked it on Spotify, and love its nocturnal aestheticism. His Tiento Francais is great as well. Thanks a lot for the info.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on April 04, 2017, 07:45:51 PM
While not all are listener-friendly, this recording has some very interesting pieces on it:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/811uujZq%2BvL._SL401_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/8141iWai52L._SL401_.jpg)
Which ones aren't listener friendly? What should I do to prepare to hear them? There was one piece i heard recently I really needed some emotional preparation before hearing..... :laugh:

What advice do you have?
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 04, 2017, 08:09:57 PM
What should I do to prepare to hear them? There was one piece i heard recently I really needed some emotional preparation before hearing..... :laugh:

What advice do you have?

Please mix matcha tea, apple vinegar, and Coca Cola, and swallow it.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 04, 2017, 08:12:15 PM
Of course.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on April 12, 2017, 08:44:47 AM
Which ones aren't listener friendly? What should I do to prepare to hear them? There was one piece i heard recently I really needed some emotional preparation before hearing..... :laugh:

What advice do you have?

Depending on your taste, none might be listenable! I can't quantify such an abstract quality, but several use extended percussive techniques, deliberate string squeaks, etc. The opening work is probably the most conventional.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on April 12, 2017, 08:48:32 AM
I was saddened to hear that Lendle passed away last year. He was quite a virtuoso as well as a great composer. This CD contains some hari-raising displays of technique!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61XU2K1%2B47L._SS500.jpg)  (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ouHJeHOtL.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on April 12, 2017, 12:18:27 PM
Very few of these pieces have been attempted on the guitar before this ground-breaking release in 1993. Very good playing and sound.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A17ATpGHPXL._SL500_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91LQFFYPk8L._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on April 12, 2017, 12:58:43 PM
Depending on your taste, none might be listenable! I can't quantify such an abstract quality, but several use extended percussive techniques, deliberate string squeaks, etc. The opening work is probably the most conventional.
Ah okay, if it's abstract then normally the lack of any extra-musical aspect to the pieces I have no problem with. Only when I hear pieces which are certainly not abstract in their depiction of rather gruesome things (such as torture, like in 'Red Bird' by Trevor Wishart—which is a masterwork btw) then I need a little bit of preparation before I hear it. 8)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on April 12, 2017, 02:58:50 PM
Ah okay, if it's abstract then normally the lack of any extra-musical aspect to the pieces I have no problem with. Only when I hear pieces which are certainly not abstract in their depiction of rather gruesome things (such as torture, like in 'Red Bird' by Trevor Wishart—which is a masterwork btw) then I need a little bit of preparation before I hear it. 8)

No, I'd say these are more abstract pieces than programmatic despite a few intriguing titles!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: James on April 12, 2017, 03:08:34 PM
My favorite for the Bach Lute is Nigel North.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on April 13, 2017, 12:30:14 PM
No, I'd say these are more abstract pieces than programmatic despite a few intriguing titles!
Oh good, then it's much easier to get into :) I'll check it out soon!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 13, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
Very few of these pieces have been attempted on the guitar before this ground-breaking release in 1993. Very good playing and sound.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A17ATpGHPXL._SL500_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91LQFFYPk8L._SL500_.jpg)
Looks very interesting. I will check it out.


Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: GioCar on April 24, 2017, 09:21:15 PM
I love this album!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1080/MI0001/143/MI0001143905.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Spineur on November 28, 2017, 01:38:59 PM
I love a number of pieces for solo guitar, but when paired with an instrument producing a sustained sound like the violin, cello, flute or clarinet, it can be absolutely fantastic.  Tonight, I am having fun listening to this duo  Izhar Elias (guitar),  Levan Tskhadadze (clarinet)

The CD is produced by the soundliaison.com studio, a dutch outfit specializing into hires sound
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on January 14, 2018, 06:42:50 AM
I've heard excerpts. If memory serves, he played them on a smaller, old instrument. I prefer them on a modern guitar.
Do you prefer the lute works on guitar as well?
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on March 20, 2018, 03:06:19 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Rchud40DL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/183/MI0003183736.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
I'm trying to get into these...after my recent allergy to romantic music BUT I'm making an exception for guitar and Carter is a genius. There's an added feature here: Carter playing on his finger tips instead of nails (which is some issue I don't really understand but seems worth noting).
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on March 20, 2018, 03:07:48 PM
I love this album!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1080/MI0001/143/MI0001143905.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
This was on while my son was being born last Tuesday. The doctor said, "this is good music." It's my wife's favorite.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on March 20, 2018, 03:55:14 PM
This was on while my son was being born last Tuesday. The doctor said, "this is good music." It's my wife's favorite.

Congratulations to you and your wife! It is wonderful music indeed and I hope your son grows up to enjoy it just as much. ;D
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 20, 2018, 07:43:25 PM
Melancholic beauty.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on March 20, 2018, 07:54:53 PM
Congratulations to you and your wife! It is wonderful music indeed and I hope your son grows up to enjoy it just as much. ;D
Thanks!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: GioCar on March 21, 2018, 12:12:57 AM
This was on while my son was being born last Tuesday. The doctor said, "this is good music." It's my wife's favorite.

Your son couldn't have been born under better music. A good omen indeed. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on March 21, 2018, 05:51:18 AM
Your son couldn't have been born under better music. A good omen indeed. Congratulations!
thank you!!!!! still tired from the constant waking up that's been going on n my house on our first day home together. :)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on March 27, 2018, 08:30:19 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Rchud40DL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/183/MI0003183736.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
I'm trying to get into these...after my recent allergy to romantic music BUT I'm making an exception for guitar and Carter is a genius. There's an added feature here: Carter playing on his finger tips instead of nails (which is some issue I don't really understand but seems worth noting).

The difference will be in the tone and dynamics produced.

One cannot go far wrong with Sor.

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your son.
 :)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: milk on March 27, 2018, 12:50:09 PM
The difference will be in the tone and dynamics produced.

One cannot go far wrong with Sor.

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your son.
 :)
Thanks! I love the late Sor especially.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on August 19, 2018, 02:00:19 PM
Cross post from the Listening Thread because I felt its presence should be here


Villa-Lobos: Douze Etudes pour Guitare [Santos]


(https://img.discogs.com/tn03WLYBm5fn9YBHcvANNaibchw=/fit-in/291x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4208449-1358596424-3651.jpeg.jpg)   (https://img.discogs.com/NIIn7r6gvcwt2nusW7kG08mlWok=/fit-in/600x800/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-11030853-1508582721-4012.jpeg.jpg)


Very engaging, appealing and interesting music that is well played here.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 22, 2018, 05:01:10 AM
Cross post from the Listening Thread because I felt its presence should be here


Villa-Lobos: Douze Etudes pour Guitare [Santos]


(https://img.discogs.com/tn03WLYBm5fn9YBHcvANNaibchw=/fit-in/291x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4208449-1358596424-3651.jpeg.jpg)   (https://img.discogs.com/NIIn7r6gvcwt2nusW7kG08mlWok=/fit-in/600x800/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-11030853-1508582721-4012.jpeg.jpg)


Very engaging, appealing and interesting music that is well played here.

It is on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/Tifc7OPKds0

https://youtu.be/tGcqQN8P77E



Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on August 22, 2018, 06:40:58 AM
It is on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/Tifc7OPKds0

https://youtu.be/tGcqQN8P77E

Well done; thank you  8)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 11, 2018, 10:06:01 AM
Cross post from The Listening Thread


The Great Etudes for Guitar [played by Oscar Caceres]


(https://img.discogs.com/hOdg2JTLvc46ckAnVkAcHoUaPCs=/fit-in/600x611/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8049938-1455111483-1385.jpeg.jpg)   (https://img.discogs.com/u7GyQGT2kgKZABiZBizLzZMOdH0=/fit-in/600x608/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8049938-1455111485-7732.jpeg.jpg)


All of the big guitar composer names are represented here. The music is very engaging and is well played with a good range of tones from the instrument in a good recording. There is nothing boring or academic about this album.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: bwv 1080 on September 11, 2018, 10:12:01 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Rchud40DL._SY355_.jpg)
(https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/183/MI0003183736.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
I'm trying to get into these...after my recent allergy to romantic music BUT I'm making an exception for guitar and Carter is a genius. There's an added feature here: Carter playing on his finger tips instead of nails (which is some issue I don't really understand but seems worth noting).

If he is playing on a period instrument, fingertips was the standard technique, as it was with the lute and vihuela - nails came in with modern guitars.  Even Francisco Tarrega played with fingertips
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: bwv 1080 on September 11, 2018, 10:18:37 AM
S African Derek Gripper has spent most of his career arranging Kora music from Mali by Toumani Diabaté and others

https://www.youtube.com/v/55QnOlXckOk
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 23, 2018, 02:01:09 AM
Cross post from the Listening Thread


La Guitare est Mon Maitre


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71-3T99N7BL._SL1100_.jpg)


Layoga is a fine instrumentalist and plays music by JS Bach, Handel, Weiss, Scarlatti and Vanhal very well in a very good recording. This is a very engaging and enjoyable listen.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on September 23, 2018, 09:22:44 AM
This is one of my favorite recordings. His playing and musicality are staggering--great sound, too. (I often use it to demo gear or to show the realism of my system.)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vusAAOSw6IRalV3O/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 25, 2018, 09:20:00 AM
Cross post from the Listening Thread



Christopher Parkening: In The Spanish Style


(https://i.etsystatic.com/5481737/r/il/c44f3e/1048156616/il_570xN.1048156616_jqbo.jpg)


Very commendable performances of these works in a good, natural sounding recording.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2018, 02:50:44 PM
Anyone familiar with Stephen Marchionda? I am eyeing these:

(https://www.mdt.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/M/D/MDG9031739_1.jpg) (https://www.mdt.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/M/D/MDG9031587_2.jpg) (https://www.mdt.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/M/D/MDG9032009.jpg)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on December 11, 2018, 12:52:40 PM
Cross post from the Listening Thread:



Villa-Lobos: Pieces Pour Guitare [Almerida]


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Etudes 1, 7 & 8
Preludes 1, 3 & 5
Choro Typico
Schottisch-Choro [from Suite Populaire Bresilienne



These are quite fine, refined and very enjoyable performances which are relaxed, lyrical and with nothing forced.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: San Antone on February 10, 2019, 04:24:13 PM
Nice thread.

Jose Antonio Escobar is a guitarist who concentrates on South American composers, i.e. from Argentina, Chile and Columbia.  He's recorded a number of CDs for Naxos and all appear to be excellent.  Here's some bio information from his website:

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José Antonio Escobar (b. 1973), was born in Santiago de Chile, where he graduated with Top Honors after studying at the Conservatory of Music-University of Chile. Immediately after graduating, he continued to perfect his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg, Germany with Prof. Franz Halasz. Under the influence of his first master, the lutenist Ernesto Quezada, he became deeply interested in original ancient instruments from the guitar family. This motivated him to round out his studies by attending Early Music courses and master classes with renowned specialists such as Hopkinson Smith, Eduardo Egüez, and Juan Carlos Rivera.

While he is greatly interested in ancient music, he has always felt at home when performing contemporary music. This has led him to commission, premiere and record works by renowned composers such as Angelo Gilardino, Clarice Assad, Javier Farías, Christian Vásquez and Javier Contreras. He has also devoted some time to studying and interpreting music with popular and folk influences from Latin America. In this regard, he has worked in various projects both as a soloist and as part of the guitar duo ‘Dúo Sudamericano’, along with Javier Contreras, the outstanding Chilean composer and guitarist.

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Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on May 11, 2019, 01:05:45 AM
Cross post from the Listening Thread





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This album focuses exclusively on the guitar music from Catalonia. Yepes plays his 10 string guitar very ably as always and gives a very good account of this music as one would expect. I like the recorded sound of the instrument; it is atmospheric and lends to the tone of the music.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on June 03, 2019, 06:54:16 AM
Cross post from the Listening Thread as I feel that it is a unique and interesting contribution


John Feeley:


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I have chosen to listen to Feeley’s arrangements of the blind Irish harper Ó Carolan [1670-1738] form the album

Sí beag, Sí mór
Blind Mary
Mrs. Bermingham’s Air and Jig
Sir Festus Burke
Bridget Cruise
George Brabazon


Feeley has a very easy, fluid and lyrical style of playing which is well suited to this music.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on October 29, 2019, 08:41:30 AM
Cross Post from the Classical Music Listening Thread


Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez [Behrend/Peters]


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yuUAAOSwesda~YHg/s-l1600.jpg)


The opening movement is taken at breakneck speed. The tempo of the prayer like second movement is much more conventional and is wonderfully expressive. The final movement is also conventional in its choice of tempo and it is a lively and spirited affair.


Additional comment: The opening movement is taken at the fastest tempo that I have heard.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 16, 2020, 04:35:57 AM
Torroba [Pomponio/Zárate]


(https://cloud10.todocoleccion.online/discos-vinilo/tc/2012/06/29/32345498.jpg)   (https://cloud10.todocoleccion.online/discos-vinilo/tc/2012/06/29/32345498_10883319.jpg)


Side 1: Trois Nocturnes pour 2 Guitares & Orchestre
Side 2:  7 Pieces pour Duo de Guitares


This is an interesting album with very good playing on it. It is worth seeking out, either physical or streaming.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 17, 2020, 08:52:34 AM
Torroba [Pomponio/Zárate]


(https://cloud10.todocoleccion.online/discos-vinilo/tc/2012/06/29/32345498.jpg)   (https://cloud10.todocoleccion.online/discos-vinilo/tc/2012/06/29/32345498_10883319.jpg)


Side 1: Trois Nocturnes pour 2 Guitares & Orchestre
Side 2:  7 Pieces pour Duo de Guitares


This is an interesting album with very good playing on it. It is worth seeking out, either physical or streaming.

Good compositions! I was listening to his Concerto of Flamenco and others last week.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 18, 2020, 12:50:50 AM
Good compositions! I was listening to his Concerto of Flamenco and others last week.

Interesting and thank you for posting.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 19, 2020, 11:51:15 AM
My favorite discs. One popular and the other lesser-known.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 20, 2020, 01:04:21 AM

(https://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26803.0;attach=67453;image)


So that CD is worth tracking down? I do not know the guitarist.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 20, 2020, 06:43:05 AM
So that CD is worth tracking down? I do not know the guitarist.

Fyi.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_myqLL_G77t5oF7uvuIly0K9bZDI14vkG8
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 20, 2020, 06:53:12 AM
I was surprised to hear the cool and stylish music from the album with such an un-cool title.
The vol. 3 is better than the vol. 1 or 2.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_krL6L91PNuCUbbD94Q84ncvTAWeyU5A00
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on September 20, 2020, 06:58:34 AM
Fyi.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_myqLL_G77t5oF7uvuIly0K9bZDI14vkG8

Wonderful. Thank you very much  8)
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on October 01, 2020, 11:42:15 PM
Choros Do Brasil [played by Turibio Santos]


(https://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/10-20-15-4/736838.jpg)


Music by Pernambuco, Barrios, Reis, de Medeiros, Garoto & Teixeira.


This is all wonderful music that is terrifically played with verve and panache but also always with great integrity.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on October 01, 2020, 11:43:50 PM
Fyi.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_myqLL_G77t5oF7uvuIly0K9bZDI14vkG8


Thank you once again for the link. I now have listened and I enjoyed her playing.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 03, 2020, 04:05:46 PM
Choros Do Brasil [played by Turibio Santos]


(https://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/10-20-15-4/736838.jpg)


Music by Pernambuco, Barrios, Reis, de Medeiros, Garoto & Teixeira.


This is all wonderful music that is terrifically played with verve and panache but also always with great integrity.

Turibio Santos is a fine guitarist. Some of his albums are on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kuUqr5GeBEJz-VyLwSCmLg4DFgrsXKvjU

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mOccAWjlUWDr3xzpe9MOIIua_U14oVmo4

https://youtu.be/x4pGCWbPdEI

Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on October 04, 2020, 12:50:29 AM
Turibio Santos is a fine guitarist. Some of his albums are on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kuUqr5GeBEJz-VyLwSCmLg4DFgrsXKvjU

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mOccAWjlUWDr3xzpe9MOIIua_U14oVmo4

https://youtu.be/x4pGCWbPdEI

Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Classical Guitar
Post by: aligreto on October 07, 2020, 09:48:28 AM
The Intimate Guitar 2 [Segovia]


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JzAAAOSwmlZcpjQm/s-l1600.jpg)