Accompanied by the State symphony orchestra Novaya Rossiya (New Russia), the Czech virtuoso guitarist Pavel Steidl performing Mauro Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30, on Moscow International “Guitar Virtuosos” 2011 festival. Conductor: Yuri Bashmet.
Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A Major, Op. 30
Composed in 1808, the concerto consists of usual three movements:
- Allegro Maestoso
- Andantino (Siciliano)
- Polonaise (Allegretto)
Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century.
Outstanding pieces by Giuliani include his three guitar concertos (op. 30, 36 and 70); a series of six fantasias for guitar solo, op. 119–124, based on airs from Gioachino Rossini operas and entitled the “Rossiniane”; several sonatas for violin and guitar and flute and guitar; a quintet, op. 65, for strings and guitar; some collections for voice and guitar, and a Grand Overture written in the Italian style.
Pavel Steidl (born June 24, 1961) is a classical guitarist who was born in Rakovnik, Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic). He has lived in the Netherlands for many years, though.
Steidl won the first prize at the 1982 International Guitar Competition of Radio France in Paris. After that, he has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation.
He is also known for using overtone singing in some works. Overtone singing (also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing, or throat singing) is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances created in the vocal tract, in order to produce a melody.