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Julian Bream – Music of Spain (6 CD box set, APE)

Julian Bream - Music Of Spain (6 CD box set, APE)

Julian Bream – Music Of Spain (6 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA Classics
Size: 1.46 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Luis De Milan: From “El Maestro”
01. Pavana I
02. Pavana V
03. Pavana VI
04. Fantasia XXII
05. Fantasia VIII
06. Fantasia IX
07. Tento I
08. Pavana IV
09. Fantasia XVI

Luys De Narvaez: From “Los seys libros del Delphin de Musica”
10. Book I: Fantasia V
11. Book II: Fantasia V
12. Book III: La cancion del Emperador
13. Book II: Fantasia VI
14. Book V: Arde corazon arde
15. Book V: Ya se asiente el Rey Ramiro
16. Book IV: O Gloriosa Domina (seys diferencias)
17. Book VI: Conde claros
18. Book VI: Guardame las vacas
19. Book VI: Tres diferencias por otra parte
20. Book VI: Baxa de contrapunto

Alonso Mudarra
21. Fantasia

CD 02
Fernando Sor. Fantasie, Op. 30:
01. Introduction: Lentemente
02. Theme: Allegretto
03. Variations 1 to 5

Fantasie Op. 7:
04. Largo non tanto
05. Theme: Andante
06. Variations 1 to 7

Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9: Introduction:
07. Andante largo
08. Theme: Andante moderato
09. Variations 1 to 5

Dionisio Aquado. Pieces for Guitar, Op.2:
10. Adagio, Op. 2, No. 1
11. Polonaise, Op. 2, No. 2

Introduction and Rondo, Op. 2, No. 3:
12. Andante, Allegro moderato

CD 03
Enrique Granados. (arranged by Julian Bream)
01. Dedicatoria (from “Cuentos para la juventud”)
02. La Maja de Goya (Tonadilla)

Danzas espanolas for Piano, Op. 37:
03. Villanesca, No. 4 in G/G-Dur/sol majeur
04. Valses Poeticos

Danzas espanolas for Piano, Op. 37:
05. Andaluza, No. 5 in E Minor/e-Moll/mi mineur

Isaac Albeniz. (Arranged by Julian Bream).
06. Mallorca, Op. 202

Suite espanola, Op. 47:
07. Cataluna
08. Granada
09. Sevilla
10. Cadiz

Cantos de Espana for Piano, Op. 232, No. 4:
11. Cordoba

CD 04
Francisco Tarrega.
01. Mazurka in G/G-Dur/sol majeur
02. Etude in A/A-Dur/la majeur
03. Marieta
04. Capricho arabe
05. Prelude in A Minor/a-Moll/la mineur
06. Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Joaquin Malats.
07. Serenata espanola

Emilio Pujol.
08. Tango Espagnol
09. Guajira

Miguel Llobet. Canciones Populares Catalanas:
10. La nit de Nadal
11. La rossinyol
12. El Mestre
13. La filadora
14. El testament d’Amelia
15. Canco del lladre
16. Plany
17. El Noi de la Mare
18. L’heureu Riera

Joaquin Turina.
19. Fandanguillo, Op. 36
20. Sevillana, Op. 29

Homenaje a Tarrega, Op 69:
21. Garrotin
22. Soleares

CD 05
Alonso Mudara.
01. Fantasia XIV

Luis De Milan.
02. Fantasia XXII

Luys De Narvaez.
03. Cancion del Emperador
04. Conde Claros

Alonso Mudara.
05. Fantasia X

Santiago de Murcia.
06. Prelude and Allegro

Luigi Boccherini (arranged for two guitars by Julian Bream). Guitar Quintet, G. 448 in D/D-Dur/re mineur:
07. Fandango

Fernardo Sor.
08. Grand Solo, Op. 14

Dionisio Aguado.
09. Rondo, Op. 2, No. 3 in A Minor/a-Moll/la mineur

Fernado Sor. Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9:
10. Introduction: Andante largo
11. Theme: Andante moderato
12. Variations 1 to 5
13. Fantasie, Op. 7
14. Minuet (from Sonata, Op.25)

CD 06
Joaquin Rodrigo. Concierto de Aranjuez:
01. Allegro con spirito
02. Adagio
03. Allegro gentile

Tres Piezas espanolas:
04. Fandango
05. Passacaglia
06. Zapateado
07. Invocacion and Dance (Homenaje a Manuel de Falla)

Fantasia para un gentilhombre:
08. Villano
09. Ricercare
10. Espanoleta
11. Fanfare de la Caballeria de Napoles
12. Danza de las Hachas
13. Canario

The classical heritage

The visible embellishment of this noble instrument was enriched still more by the Spanish composers, who following the traces of his contemporaries. In the case of Fernando Sor, Haydn was his musical guide, where as Aguado, could establish himself with major vehemence, due its particular style, based in the notable right-hand articulation, eschewed the classical patterns, being able to print his own music a flamboyant and refined character.

In the particular case of Fernando Sor, we have a wisdom blending of the counterpoint technique, an evocative mood from his own that, added the well known influence of the Italian composers (Domenico Cimarrosa and Giovanni Batista Pergolesi) and his beloved love for the Operatic genre, allowed him to enrich still more the lyrical possibilities of the guitar. Besides, unlike Nicolo Paganini, for instance fortunately did not transform the guitar in a simple device to show his overwhelming gifts. He used the guitar to play music, on the opposite approach of Paganini who used the music as mere device to play his instrument.

In the guitar genre there has not been most deserved and superb tribute to Mozart that this Variations Op. 9 based on a motive of The most famous Mozart ?s Magic Flute. Loaded of such imaginative freshness and enraptured inspiration you may notice that one of the Variations conserves an undeniable Italian flavor; this is one of the most beloved hidden treasures the guitar can offers us, which raise with special charm in the hands of this formidable soloist.

Aguado on the contrary acquired due his personal state of things, a notable adroitness who excelled by far, to Sor, so his musical approaches rode in opposite directions, trying to exploit at maximum levels the technical possibilities of the instrument.

Julian Bream makes a colossal tribute to both composers in this egregious and golden album.

16 thoughts on “Julian Bream – Music of Spain (6 CD box set, APE)”

  1. I’ve been a fan of Julian Bream ever since my teacher gave me a K-7 tape of his Bach recordings.He was a great enthusiast of the Spanish guitar, and it shows. Thank you for this post!

  2. Замечательная подборка! Интересен и Брауэр в роли дирижера. Надеюсь, что boxset будет и дальше радовать лучшими образцами современной гитарной музыки.

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