Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Granados: Goyescas (For Three Guitars) / Trio Campanella


Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557709   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Enrique Granados
Performer:  Christophe DejourThomas WinthereikFrank Massa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $9.99
CD:  $7.99
In Stock
MP3: $7.99
What's this?




Notes and Editorial Reviews

A couple of years ago, the Trio Campanella came out with a striking recording of Albeniz’s Iberia in an arrangement for three guitars. Although I did not review that recording, I have heard it many times and have found it one of the more enjoyable discs in my collection. With this recording of Goyescas, the trio, aided by Christophe Dejour’s marvelously idiomatic arrangements proves itself to be a musical force with which to be reckoned. To put it simply, this is the finest recording of music for guitars that I have ever heard.

To begin with, the material is beyond reproach. Granados’s musical renderings of Goya’s portraits of eighteenth century life in Madrid are amongst the finest compositions in the piano literature.
Read more Dejour has sensitively adapted the music for his ensemble, and none of the striking piano colors are lost. Too complicated for a single guitar, this ensemble idea fits the music like a glove, and the sound is divine.

Of equal importance is the quality of the playing. These three musicians play together with the perfection of a Swiss timepiece. The palette of tonal color that they achieve is almost orchestral.

Best yet, the recording is devoid of all the things that I hate in guitar recordings. There are no incessantly squeaking strings. I am told that guitarists often restring their instruments just before a recording session, and that the new strings tend to squawk with every change of hand position. Gone also is the maddening sniffing and snorting for which guitarists - and string quartets - are notorious.

What is left is a beautiful sound, warmly recorded and oh my, what splendid music! There are some purists who will fuss at the transcription idea, but there should be no reason to quibble here. The rich warm tone of the three guitars is perfectly suited to the vivid colors and sophisticated rhythms of the music. There is little to say other than “go buy this disc and enjoy it.” It makes me anxious to revisit their earlier recording of the Albeniz mentioned above (Naxos 8.557064), and anxiously to await what will come next from this outstanding ensemble.

-- Kevin Sutton, MusicWeb International
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 1, Los requiebros by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Christophe Dejour (Guitar), Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
2.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 2, Coloquio en la reja by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
3.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 3, El fandango de Candil by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
4.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
5.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 5, El amor y la muerte by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
6.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 6, La serenada del espectro by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 
7.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Thomas Winthereik (Guitar), Christophe Dejour (Guitar), Frank Massa (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Campanella Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christophe Dejour.
Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (12/2005); Torpen Chapel, Humlebaek, Denmark (04/2006) 

Sound Samples

Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 1. Los requiebros - compliments gallants (The Compliments - Flattery)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 2. Coloquio en la reja - Duo de amor (Dialogue at the Window - Love Duet)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 3. El fandango de candil (Candlelight Fandango)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 4. Quejas, o La maja y el ruisenor (Laments, or The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 5. El amor y la muerte - Balada (Love and Death)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (arr. for 3 guitars): No. 6. Epilogo: Serenata del espectro (Epilogue: The Ghost's Serenade)
El pelele (The Straw Man) (arr. for 3 guitars)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Famous Piano Pieces Arranged For Guitar Trio March 1, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Enrique Granados' famous extended piano masterpiece Goyescas is recorded here in a very nice arrangement for 3 guitars. The Trio Campanella gives a faultless reading of Granados' atmospheric writing, especially in their brilliant interpretation of El Pelele (The Strawman), another of Granados' well known piano pieces. I think one of the interesting points which the listener can consider is whether or not the classical guitar can completely capture all of the delicate nuances that a piano can deliver in the hands of an accomplished pianist working the Granados' original score. If it doesn't do this completely, it's pretty close, and the results here are just fine. Naxos' sound is excellent, and the program provides a great listening experience. Guitar fans need not hesitate." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In