A Guitar Fest

January 4, 2021, 7:00 pm

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A Guitar Fest on Exploring Music! The inspiration for this week came from a listener responding to Bill McGlaughlin’s call for new program ideas. This listener wrote that he would like to see one or more shows dedicated to Andrés Segovia and went on to say, “Of all musicians I have known, no one dominated the field as he did. Almost singlehandedly, he converted the guitar from a plaything to a concert instrument. Several composers dedicated their works to him. The thrill of my life was to be his dinner companion at his last (or maybe also first) performance in Columbus at the Ohio Theatre in the late 1970s. An amazing artist, and an unforgettable man!” So, this week, Andrés Segovia and others will perform guitar works from around the world including works by JS Bach, Villa-Lobos, Albéniz, and Bouwer.

Playlist

Episode 1

Bach, JS: Gigue from Suite for Lute in C Minor, BWV 997
Andrés Segovia, guitar
1927-1939 Recordings – Volume 1
EMI 61048
2:48

Sor, Fernando: Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
Andrés Segovia, guitar
Segovia – 1950s American Recordings Volume 2
Naxos 8111090
7:10

Albéniz, Isaac: Granada
Andrés Segovia, guitar
The Segovia Collection Vol. 3
MCA 42069
5:17

Albéniz, Isaac: Sevilla
Andrés Segovia, guitar
The Segovia Collection Vol. 3
MCA 42069
4:04

Turina, Joaquín: Sevillana
Andrés Segovia, guitar
The Segovia Collection Vol. 3
MCA 42069
5:54

Rodrigo, Joaquín: Fantasía para un gentilhombre:
I. Villano y Ricercare
II. Españoleta – Toques de la Caballería de Napoles
III. Danza de las Hachas
IV. Canario
Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jorda;
Andrés Segovia, guitar
The Segovia Collection
DG 471430
21:26

Bach, JS: Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita
for Violin Solo No. 3 in E, BWV 1006

Andrés Segovia, guitar
The Segovia Collection
DG 471430
2:56

 

Episode 2

Vivaldi, Antonio: Lute Concerto in D, RV 93 –
1. Allegro Giusto
2. Largo
3. Allegro

English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim;
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
10:02

Giuliani, Mauro: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 30 –
2. Andantino
3. Rondo Alla Polacca

English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim;
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
12:55

Castelnuovo Tedesco, Mario: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 99 –
2. Andantino Alla Romanza
English Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Groves;
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
7:16


Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Guitar Concerto, A 501 –
2. Andantino e Andante

English Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Groves
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
5:20

Ponce, Manuel: Concierto Del Sur –
1. Allegretto

English Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Groves
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
12:22

Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Guitar Concerto, A 501 –
III. Allegretto
English Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Groves
John Williams, guitar
The Great Guitar Concertos
CBS 44791
01:19

 

Episode 3

Dowland, John: Mignarda
Julian Bream, lute
Bream Collection, Vol. 1 – Golden Age English Lute Music
RCA 61584
4:21

Johnson, Robert: Carman’s Whistle
Julian Bream, lute
Bream Collection, Vol. 1 – Golden Age English Lute Music
RCA 61584
2:42

Britten, Benjamin: The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex (Gloriana, 1953)
Julian Bream, guitar; Peter Pears; tenor
Music for Voice and Guitar
RCA 61601
4:48

Britten, Benjamin:  Folk Song Arrangements –
I Will Give My Love an Apple
Julian Bream, guitar; Peter Pears, tenor
Music for Voice and Guitar
RCA 61601
1:54

Britten, Benjamin: Folk Song Arrangements –
Sailor Boy
Julian Bream, guitar; Peter Pears, tenor
Music for Voice and Guitar
RCA 61601
1:27

Bennett, Richard Rodney: Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Ensemble –
I. Lento e rubato; Vivo
III. Con brio
Melos Ensemble/David Atherton
Julian Bream, guitar
Guitar Concertos
RCA 61598
10:29


Walton, William: Five Bagatelles – Sempre espressivo
Julian Bream, guitar
Dedication
RCA 25419
2:25

Britten, Benjamin:  Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70
Julian Bream, guitar
Music for Voice & Guitar
RCA 61601
18:34

Dowland, John: Lady Clifton’s Spirit
Julian Bream, guitar
Music for Voice & Guitar
RCA 61601
1:35

Arnold, Malcolm: Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, 67;
III Com Brio (excerpt)
Melos Ensemble/Arnold
Julian Bream, guitar
Guitar Concertos
RCA 61598
1:52

 

Episode 4

Couperin, François: Les Baricades Mistérieuses
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Eliot Fisk Plays Guitar Fantasies
Musicmasters 7008 2
1:44

Dowland, John: Forlorne Hope
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Eliot Fisk Plays Guitar Fantasies
Musicmasters 7008 2
3:11

Barrios, Agustin: Sueño En La Floresta
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Eliot Fisk Plays Guitar Fantasies
Musicmasters 7008 2
7:01

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario: Capriccio Diabolico, Op. 85 “Omaggio A Paganini”
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Bell’ Italia: Four Centuries Of Italian Music
Music Masters 67079
9:00

Paganini, Niccolo: Sonata No. 4 in D Major: Menuetto – Rondoncino
Eliot Fisk, guitar
Bell’Italia: Four Centuries Of Italian Music
Music Masters 67079
3:46

Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Prelude No. 2 in E Major
Pepe Romero, guitar
The Art of Pepe Romero – Guitar Favourites
Philips 420245
3:07

Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Chôro No. 1
Pepe Romero, guitar
The Art of Pepe Romero – Guitar Favourites
Philips 420245
4:54

Yepes, Narciso: Jeux interdits, “Romance”
Pepe Romero, guitar
The Art of Pepe Romero – Guitar Favourites
Philips 420245
1:50

Albéniz, Isaac: Tango, Op. 165, No. 2
Pepe Romero, guitar
The Art of Pepe Romero – Guitar Favourites
Philips 420245
2:16

Romero, Celedonio: Noche in Malaga
Los Romeros
Los Romeros – Golden Jubilee Celebration
London 478 0192
4:04

Rodrigo, Joaquín: Concierto Madrigal – II. Madrigal
Academy of St. Martin In The Fields Neville Marriner
Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, guitars
Los Romeros – Golden Jubilee Celebration
London 478 0192
2:52

Tárrega, Francisco: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Pepe Romero, guitar
Recuerdos De La Alhambra • Jeux Interdits • Asturias
Philips 6514 381
4:40

 

Episode 5

Villa-Lobo, Heitor: Preludes, W.419 –
No.4 in E Minor. Lento
No.3 in A Minor Andante
Ernesto Bitetti, guitar
The Most Relaxing Guitar Album in The World…ever!
EMI 46809
8:47


Ponce, Manuel: Scherzino Mexicano
Ernesto Bitetti, guitar
The Most Relaxing Guitar Album in The World…ever!
EMI 46809
2:23

Brouwer, Leo: Canción de cuna
Ernesto Bitetti, guitar
The Most Relaxing Guitar Album in The World…ever!
EMI 46809
3:38

Ramírez, Ariel:  Alfonsina y el mar
Ernesto Bitetti, guitar
The Most Relaxing Guitar Album in The World…ever!
EMI 46809
4:39

Abril, Antón García: Habanera
Ernesto Bitetti, guitar
The Most Relaxing Guitar Album in The World…ever!
EMI 46809
3:51

Traditional, arr. Barbosa Lima, Carlos: Wayfaring Strangers
Joan Baez, Sharon Isbin, guitars
Journey to The New World
Sony 45456
5:02

Almeida, Laurindo:  Historia do Luar – Choro
Sharon Isbin, guitar; Thiago De Mello, percussion
Journey to The Amazon
Teldec 6301 9899
2:11

Lauro, Antonio: Seis por Derecho
Sharon Isbin, guitar; Paul Winter, saxophone; Thiago de Mello, percussion
Journey to The Amazon
Teldec 6301 9899
3:35

Thiago de Mello Gaudencio: A Hug for Pixingha
Sharon Isbin, guitar; Paul Winter, saxophone; Thiago de Mello, percussion
Journey to The Amazon
Teldec 6301 9899
3:57

Thiago de Mello Gaudencio: Chants for the Chief, No.2: Uirapurú do Amazonas
Sharon Isbin, guitar; Paul Winter, saxophone; Thiago de Mello, percussion
Journey to The Amazon
Teldec 6301 9899
5:31