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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Best Guitar 100 is part of EMI's "Best 100" series, begun in 2006, with six discs covering the highlights of the classical guitar repertoire from the Renaissance to the Modern era, written specifically for the instrument or transcribed for it. One advantage of this set over others in the series is that there are no excerpts of excerpts i.e., partial movements from sonatas and concertos; only whole movements and complete works are found here. On the other hand, the music in this set isn't completely grouped chronologically as it is in other entries. There is one disc devoted to music of the Renaissance and Baroque and one of Modern music, but three of the other discs bundle...
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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Best Guitar 100 is part of EMI's "Best 100" series, begun in 2006, with six discs covering the highlights of the classical guitar repertoire from the Renaissance to the Modern era, written specifically for the instrument or transcribed for it. One advantage of this set over others in the series is that there are no excerpts of excerpts i.e., partial movements from sonatas and concertos; only whole movements and complete works are found here. On the other hand, the music in this set isn't completely grouped chronologically as it is in other entries. There is one disc devoted to music of the Renaissance and Baroque and one of Modern music, but three of the other discs bundle the music geographically Spain and Latin America. One disc is devoted to the music of the much-honored, blind, Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and includes complete performances of his popular "Concierto de Aranjuez" and "Fantasia para un gentilhombre." Other well-known works found here are a transcription of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"; Albéniz's "Sevilla" and "Asturias"; the Romance from Jeux Interdits; Granados' "Andaluza"; Ponce's "Estrellita"; and Piazzolla's "La Muerte del ángel." Among the composers better known to guitarists than to the general public are Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Fernando Sor, and Leo Brouwer, who arranged a couple of the Lennon/McCartney songs on disc 6. The performers are some of the 20th century's best classical guitarists: Andrés Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin, Angel Romero, Eliot Fisk, Julian Bream, and more. As with most compilations of this sort, the sound quality varies from performance to performance, dating as they do anywhere from 1939 to the 2000s, but it is generally very good. Best Guitar 100 is a recommended choice for anyone who wants to learn more about the guitar in classical music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099921524127
  • Catalog Number: 15241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Partita for lute in E major, BWV 1006a (BC L171): Gavotte en rondeau - Johann Sebastian Bach & Sharon Isbin (3:12)
  2. 2 Work(s): Allemande - John Dowland & Christopher Parkening (1:38)
  3. 3 Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, for lute in E flat major, BWV 998 (BC L132): Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Manuel Barrueco (2:33)
  4. 4 Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Manuel Barrueco (4:54)
  5. 5 Gigues, for guitar (unspecified) - Johann Jacob Froberger & Andrés Segovia (1:41)
  6. 6 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (3:13)
  7. 7 Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: 2. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (4:37)
  8. 8 Suite for guitar, No 11 in B minor - Robert de Visée & Manuel Barrueco (4:28)
  9. 9 O mia cieca e dura sorte - Vincenzo Capirola & Anthony Bailes (2:21)
  10. 10 Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège" - Julian Byzantine & Domenico Scarlatti (6:08)
  11. 11 The Countess of Pembroke's Paradise - Antony Holborne & Anthony Bailes (3:53)
  12. 12 Heigh Ho Holiday - Antony Holborne & Anthony Bailes (1:26)
  13. 13 Diferencias (7) for guitar on "Guárdame las vacas" - Emilio Pujol & Luys de Narváez (3:05)
  14. 14 Pieces for lute in G major: Pieces in G - Anthony Bailes & Pierre Gaultier (6:08)
  15. 15 Terpsichore Dances: Suite in D: 1. Courante - 2. Ballet - 7. Volte - Michael Praetorius & Christopher Parkening (5:43)
  16. 16 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053: 1. Allegro - Johann Sebastian Bach & Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (3:16)
  17. 17 Suite for lute in F sharp minor (Book 2): La Belle Iris (Allemande) - Le Mouton (Canarie) - Anthony Bailes & Charles Mouton (4:25)
  18. 18 Carillon de village - Nicolas Vallet & Anthony Bailes (1:55)
  19. 19 Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 322 (L. 483) - Julian Byzantine & Domenico Scarlatti (3:42)
  20. 20 Fantasia for lute in E minor - Julian Byzantine & Silvius Leopold Weiss (2:32)
  21. 21 Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: 3. Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (4:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Suite española, for guitar (arr. by N. Yepes): La Miñona de Cataluña - Gaspar Sanz & Christopher Parkening (1:24)
  2. 2 Introduction, Theme, & Variations on a Theme From Mozart's "The Magic Flute, " for guitar, Op. 9 - Fernando Sor & Christopher Parkening (7:37)
  3. 3 Introduction and Allegro for guitar, Op. 14 "Grand Solo" - Fernando Sor & Manuel Barrueco (8:50)
  4. 4 Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7: 1. Granada - Isaac Albéniz & Andrés Segovia (4:21)
  5. 5 Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7: 3. Sevilla - Isaac Albéniz & Andrés Segovia (4:18)
  6. 6 Capricho árabe, for guitar - Francisco Tárrega & Wulfin Lieske (5:17)
  7. 7 Prelude for guitar No. 8 in A minor "Lágrima" - Francisco Tárrega & Wulfin Lieske (1:41)
  8. 8 Maria, gavotte for guitar - Francisco Tárrega & Wulfin Lieske (1:36)
  9. 9 Mazurka for guitar in G major - Francisco Tárrega & Wulfin Lieske (1:47)
  10. 10 Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar - Francisco Tárrega & Wulfin Lieske (5:27)
  11. 11 Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18: 1. En el mar (Barcarola) - Julian Byzantine & Isaac Albéniz (5:46)
  12. 12 Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18: 2. Asturias (Leyenda) - Julian Byzantine & Isaac Albéniz (7:15)
  13. 13 Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18: 5. Puerta di Tierre (Bolero) - Julian Byzantine & Isaac Albéniz (3:37)
  14. 14 Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18: 6. Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueña) - Julian Byzantine & Isaac Albéniz (4:18)
  15. 15 Serenata española for piano in F major - Julian Byzantine & Joaquin Malats (3:48)
  16. 16 Cançó del Lladre, for guitar (from Canciones populares catalanas) - Miguel Llobet & Wulfin Lieske (1:39)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Jeux Interdits, romance for guitar - Anonymous & Pierre Laniau (2:36)
  2. 2 El Sombrero de tres picos, ballet in 2 parts, G. 53: Night - The Miller's Dance - Manuel de Falla & Manuel Barrueco (6:36)
  3. 3 El Sombrero de tres picos, ballet in 2 parts, G. 53: The Corregidor - Dance of the Miller's Wife - Manuel de Falla & Manuel Barrueco (6:22)
  4. 4 Sonata a la española, for guitar - Joaquín Rodrigo & Ernesto Bitetti (7:40)
  5. 5 La maja de Goya, song for soprano & piano (Tonadillas al estilo antiguo, No. 8), H. 136/8 - Enriqué Granados & Eliot Fisk (4:28)
  6. 6 Andaluza (Playera), for guitar or other instrument (arrangement of No. 5 of 12 Spanish Dances) - Enriqué Granados & Eliot Fisk (4:45)
  7. 7 Homenaje a Tárrega, for guitar, Op. 69 - Joaquín Turina & Ernesto Bitetti (4:39)
  8. 8 Valses poéticos (7), for piano, H. 147, DLR 7:8: Introduction - Valse 1 - Valse 6 - Coda - Enriqué Granados & Dario Rossetti-Bonell (8:32)
  9. 9 Homenaje pour "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy," for guitar, G. 56 - Manuel de Falla & Manuel Barrueco (2:40)
  10. 10 Invocación y danza, for guitar ("Homenaje a Manuel de Falla") - Joaquín Rodrigo & Manuel Barrueco (7:34)
  11. 11–13 Piezas (3) españolas, for guitar - Joaquín Rodrigo & Manuel Barrueco (11:25)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra - Joaquín Rodrigo & André Previn (21:57)
  2. 2 Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra: 1. Fanfarre (Allegro marziale) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (2:02)
  3. 3 Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra: 6. Pastorale (Allegretto) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (3:41)
  4. 4 Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra: 7. Fandango (Molto ritmico) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (2:21)
  5. 5 Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra: 8. Arieta (Andante nostalgico) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (6:01)
  6. 6 Concierto madrigal for 2 guitars & orchestra: 9. Zapateado (Allegro vivace) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (6:37)
  7. 7 Concierto andaluz for 4 guitars & orchestra: 1. Tiempo de Bolero (Allegro vivace) - Joaquín Rodrigo & Enrique Bátiz (8:43)
  8. 10–13 Fantasía para un gentilhombre, for guitar & orchestra - Joaquín Rodrigo & Ernesto Bitetti (20:49)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Aconquija, for guitar (Suite Andina No. 2) - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Eliot Fisk (3:25)
  2. 2 Las Abejas (The Bees) for guitar - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Eliot Fisk (1:54)
  3. 3 Prelúdio, for guitar No. 1 in E Minor, A. 419/1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Manuel Barrueco (4:54)
  4. 4 Estudio, for guitar No. 1 in E Minor, A. 235/1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Oscar Ghiglia (2:05)
  5. 5 Cueca, for guitar (Suite Andina No. 5) - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Manuel Barrueco (3:27)
  6. 6 La Catedral (The Cathedral), for guitar - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Manuel Barrueco (6:40)
  7. 7 Tristes (5), for piano: Triste No. 4 - Julián Aguirre & Eliot Fisk (2:23)
  8. 8 Waltz for guitar in D major, Op. 8/4 - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Dario Rossetti-Bonell (5:01)
  9. 9 Mazurka Appassionata, for guitar - Agustín Barrios-Mangoré & Dario Rossetti-Bonell (6:26)
  10. 10 Prelúdio, for guitar No. 1 in E Minor, A. 419/1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Julian Byzantine (4:46)
  11. 11 Prelúdio, for guitar No. 3 in A Minor, A. 419/3 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Julian Byzantine (7:29)
  12. 12 Prelúdio, for guitar No. 5 in D major, A. 419/5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Julian Byzantine (3:54)
  13. 13 Canciones (3) Populares Mexicanas for guitar, Nos 1-3, complete - Manuel Ponce & Eliot Fisk (5:43)
  14. 14 Estrellita, for guitar - Manuel Ponce & Eliot Fisk (3:00)
  15. 15 La Muerte del ángel, tango (from Ángel series) - Astor Piazzolla & Manuel Barrueco (5:07)
  16. 16 Suite Venezolana, for guitar: Danza negra - Antonio Lauro & Julian Byzantine (3:45)
  17. 17 Suite Venezolana, for guitar: Valse - Antonio Lauro & Julian Byzantine (2:59)
  18. 18 Natalia, for guitar - Antonio Lauro & Julian Byzantine (2:45)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67: 1. Allegro - Malcolm Arnold & Julian Bream (6:23)
  2. 2 Homenaje, for guitar "Homenaje a la guitarra" - Julian Byzantine & Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (7:17)
  3. 3 Penny Lane - Leo Brouwer & John Lennon (2:06)
  4. 4 Guitar Concerto ("For Two Christophers"): 3. Celebration - Elmer Bernstein & Elmer Bernstein (4:05)
  5. 5 Yesterday - Toru Takemitsu & John Lennon (3:17)
  6. 6 Bookends - Paul Simon & Manuel Barrueco (2:35)
  7. 7 From Yesterday to Penny Lane: 7 Songs after the Beatles, for guitar & strings: Eleanor Rigby - Leo Brouwer & Leo Brouwer (4:49)
  8. 8 Köln Concerto, for piano & orchestra: Part 2c. - Keith Jarrett & Manuel Barrueco (6:10)
  9. 9 Ojos Brujos, for guitar - Leo Brouwer & Manuel Barrueco (1:45)
  10. 10 Guajira criolla, for guitar - Leo Brouwer & Manuel Barrueco (2:16)
  11. 11 Etude for guitar ("Estudio Sin Luz") - Andrés Segovia & Ernesto Bitetti (3:00)
  12. 12 Madroños for guitar - Federico Moreno Torroba & Angel Romero (2:47)
  13. 13 Guitar Sonata: 3. Bárbaro - Manuel Buenagu & Ernesto Bitetti (3:17)
  14. 14 Sonatina for guitar & orchestra: 1. Allegretto - Federico Moreno Torroba & Ernesto Bitetti (3:59)
  15. 15 Gymnopedie for piano No.1 - Erik Satie & Pierre Laniau (3:17)
  16. 16 Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70: March-like - Benjamin Britten & Carlos Bonell (1:27)
  17. 17 Bagatelles (5) for guitar: Sempre espressivo - Carlos Bonell & William Walton (2:09)
  18. 18 Suite compostelana, for guitar: Cancion - Federico Mompou & Oscar Ghiglia (3:00)
  19. 19 Tarantella, Op. 87b - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco & Oscar Ghiglia (3:58)
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    Relaxing but not boring

    I listen to this CD at work. I find it to be relaxing as well as providing me with the right ambience within a busy open work environment that allows me to write, create materials and complete required activities. I enjoy having 6 discs to select from so I can have variety at any point in the day. If you like guitar music, this contains some very good music.

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