Norwegian concert guitarist and early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays Tarantella by the Spanish guitarist and composer Santiago de Murcia (25 July 1673 – 25 April 1739). Lislevand is playing the Sabionari guitar here, one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari. It is built in 1679 and at the present time, it is the only playable Stradivari guitar in the world.
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John Williams plays Sevilla, actually a piece written for the piano by the Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire. Recorded at the Alcázar of Seville (Spanish “Reales Alcázares de Sevilla” or “Royal Alcazars of Seville).
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Accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99. Conductor: Marcello Bufalini. Recorded live in January 2016 in L’Aquila, Italy.
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Australian-born British classical guitarist John Williams plays classical guitarist-composer Nikita Koshkin’s best-known guitar work, the Usher-Waltz, a piece inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, written for the Czech guitarist Vladislav Blaha.
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Italian guitarist, theorbist and lutenist Simone Vallerotonda performs Santiago de Murcia’s Prelude por la E, a piece dated 1714. A beautiful performance on baroque guitar.
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English classical guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream plays Sevilla and Cádiz, two pieces by the Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909).
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John Williams plays the Venezuelan composer Antonio Carrillo’s (1892 – 1962) “Como llora una Estrella” (English: “As cries a star”). From the ceremony of the Edison Klassiek Award 2007, which Williams received. You can also watch the full ceremony below.
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Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidović plays Granada by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909). It is the first piece of Suite española, Op. 47, a suite for solo piano by Albéniz (written in 1886 and grouped together in 1887). Since being transcribed for guitar by the Catalan classical guitarist Miguel Llobet (18 October 1878 – 22 February 1938), it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire, and more often heard on guitar than in their original piano version.
Recorded on March 29, 2015 at Asamsaal Ettlingen, Germany. Published by Siccas Guitars.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in November 2015.
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Here are the top ten most viewed posts on andantemoderato.com in October 2015. “Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1” is still leading the list, but with the different pianist: Daniel Barenboim replaced the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
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