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John Williams - Classical Guitar Virtuoso 1958-61

John Williams - Classical Guitar Virtuoso 1958-61

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John Williams is one of the greatest classical guitarists of the modern era, introducing a previously highly specialist area of repertoire to a wider audience through his virtuoso expertise on the Spanish guitar.

Guitar historian Graham Wade has stated that “John is the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen.” Born in Australia in 1941, his family moved to the UK when he was 11, and having been taught by his guitarist father, he studied with Andres Segovia in Italy, before attending the Royal College of Music from 1956-59, and making his first performance at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1958. The concert programme included praise from Segovia: “A prince of the guitar has arrived in the musical world.” The first of these recordings was made very soon after that.

This 2CD collection features the complete contents of his first three solo LP releases, which were Guitar Recital Vol.1 and Guitar Recital Vol.2 for the Delyse label in 1958 and 1959, followed a couple of years later by A Spanish Guitar for the Westminster label. The selections performed feature two Bach Cello Suites transcribed by John Duarte, Twelve Preludes composed by Manuel Maria Ponce, a Sonatina by Federico Torroba, and a number of other individual pieces by those and other Spanish and Italian composers, including Domenico Scarlatti, Paquita Madriguera, Alexandre Tansman, Enrique Granados, Antonio Lauro and Andres Segovia.

Williams’ reputation is built on his dazzling technique, powerful, clean sound and this collection offers an absorbing scene-setter for his illustrious career, showcasing his prodigious talent and mastery of the instrument even at this early stage.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Prelude (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009)  John Williams
2 Allemande (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009)  John Williams
3 Courante (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009)  John Williams
4 Sarabande (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009)  John Williams
5 Bourrées 1 & 2 (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009 John Williams
6 Gigue (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BVW 1009)  John Williams
7 Torre Bermeja (Isaac Albéniz) John Williams
8 Three Mexican Popular Songs - La Pajarera, Por Ti Mi Corazón, La John Williams
9 Etude No.1 In E Minor Heitor Villa-Lobos John Williams
10 Norteña (Jorge Gomez Crespo) John Williams
11 Variations On A Catalan Folk Song Op.25 "Canco Del Llabre" (John John Williams
12 Prelude (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
13 Allemande (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
14 Courante (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
15 Sarabande (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
16 Menuets 1&2 (J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
17 Gigue(J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BVW 1007) John Williams
18 Sonata In E Minor (Longo 352) (Domenico Scarlatti) John Williams
19 Gavotte (Alessandro Scarlatti) John Williams
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Variations Of A Theme Of Mozart, Op.9 'Das Klinget so herrlich' John Williams
2 Oracion (Andrés Segovia) John Williams
3 Estudio (Andrés Segovia) John Williams
4 Humorada (Paquita Madriguera) John Williams
5 Barcarolle (Alexandre Tansman) John Williams
6 La Maja De Goya (Enrique Granados) John Williams
7 Valse Criollo (Antonio Lauro) John Williams
8 Allegretto (Sonatina - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
9 Andante (Sonatina - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
10 Allegro (Sonatina - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
11 Nocturno (Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
12 Fandaguillo (Suite Castellana - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
13 Arcada (Suite Castellana - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
14 Danza (Suite Castellana - Federico Moreno Torroba) John Williams
15 Valse (Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
16 Theme Varie Et Finale (Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
17 Prelude No. 1 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
18 Prelude No. 2 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
19 Prelude No. 3 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
20 Prelude No. 4 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
21 Prelude No. 5 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
22 Prelude No. 6 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
23 Prelude No. 7 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
24 Prelude No. 8 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
25 Prelude No. 9 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
26 Prelude No. 10 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
27 Prelude No. 11 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
28 Prelude No. 12 (Twelve Preludes - Manuel Maria Ponce) John Williams
  • Artist:
    John Williams
  • EAN:
    824046344221
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    September 2022
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3442
  • Weight:
    0.12kg