Guitar for Relaxation

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
Tranquilly strummed or delicately plucked, the guitar offers a perfect musical encouragement for calm and peaceful moods. Selections in a quiet vein from master guitarist Julian Bream's catalogue of recordings comprise this album of GUITAR FOR RELAXATION. Much of the music is Spanish or Latin American in origin, including works by Granados, Albéniz, Mompou, Villa-Lobos, and others. Arrangements of Mozart and Haydn are also featured, as is a stately Sarabande from a Bach lute suite. Bream is at his very best in a transcription of Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte," eliciting an incomparably rich variety of tone colors from his instrument. Alongside the chestnuts ...
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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
Tranquilly strummed or delicately plucked, the guitar offers a perfect musical encouragement for calm and peaceful moods. Selections in a quiet vein from master guitarist Julian Bream's catalogue of recordings comprise this album of GUITAR FOR RELAXATION. Much of the music is Spanish or Latin American in origin, including works by Granados, Albéniz, Mompou, Villa-Lobos, and others. Arrangements of Mozart and Haydn are also featured, as is a stately Sarabande from a Bach lute suite. Bream is at his very best in a transcription of Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte," eliciting an incomparably rich variety of tone colors from his instrument. Alongside the chestnuts are some uncommon gems from composers such as William Walton and Hans Werner Henze, but every work here offers a unique route into the land of serenity and repose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266367528
  • Catalog Number: 63675
  • Sales rank: 3,384

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuentos de la juventud (Scenes of Childhood), 10 pieces for piano, Op. 1, H. 39: Dedicatoria - Enriqué Granados & Julian Bream (1:48)
  2. 2 Work(s): uncataloged larghetto for 2 keyboards in E flat ma - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Julian Bream (4:45)
  3. 3 Bagatelles (5), for guitar: Sempre espressive - Julian Bream & William Walton (2:20)
  4. 4 Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra) - Maurice Ravel & Julian Bream (6:49)
  5. 5 El Maestro (The Master) for guitar - Miguel Llobet & Julian Bream (3:28)
  6. 6 El Noi De La Mare (The Mother's Son) for guitar - Miguel Llobet & Julian Bream (2:18)
  7. 7 Pavanas for guitar - Gaspar Sanz & Julian Bream (3:59)
  8. 8 Prelúdio, for guitar No. 5 in D Major, A. 419/5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Julian Bream (3:49)
  9. 9 Adagio for guitar, Op.2 - Dionysio Aguado & Julian Bream (6:16)
  10. 10 Suite compostelana for guitar: Cuna - Federico Mompou & Julian Bream (3:09)
  11. 11 Short Pieces (4) for Guitar: Air - Frank Martin & Julian Bream (1:45)
  12. 12 String Quartet No. 8 in E major, Op. 2/2, H. 3/8: Adagio - Franz Joseph Haydn & Julian Bream (8:04)
  13. 13 Suite española No.1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7: Granada - Isaac Albéniz & Julian Bream (5:40)
  14. 14 Tentos (3) (from "Kammermusik 1958"), for guitar: Du schönes Bächlein (You Beautiful Stream) - Hans Werner Henze & Julian Bream (2:25)
  15. 15 Sonatina for guitar in A major: Andante - Federico Moreno Torroba & Julian Bream (5:09)
  16. 16 Partita for lute in C minor, BWV 997: Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Julian Bream (6:34)
  17. 17 Sonata for guitar in A major: Andante sostentuo - edited by Bream, Julian - Anton Diabelli & Julian Bream (4:30)
  18. 18 Prelude for guitar No. 8 in A minor "Lágrima" - Francisco Tárrega & Julian Bream (2:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julian Bream Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ahh. That's what I needed!

    This cd gives EXACTLY what it promises! I borrowed it from my library and loved it so much I had to buy it for myself. It is beautiful, soothing guitar music to put you in a blissful mood...just the kind of atmosphere I need in the evening to make our home a peaceful place.

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