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Guitar For Relaxation - Albeniz, Bach, Et Al / Julian Bream


Release Date: 05/16/2000 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63675   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Enrique GranadosWolfgang Amadeus MozartMaurice RavelMiguel Llobet,   ... 
Performer:  Julian Bream
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cremona String Quartet Members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The "For Relaxation" series from RCA Victor offers music that, as the title suggests, creates an atmosphere of calm and serenity. Each disc in the series is dedicated to a single composer or instrument and features well known music of a tranquil, gentle nature. However, in addition to the familiar works, there are many pleasant surprises and unexpected selections all brilliantly performed by masters such as James Galway, Julian Bream, Pinchas Zukerman, and Gerhard Oppitz. Each album in the series is expertly programmed to set the appropriate mood of quiet reflection and, with the combination of superb music and exceptional performances, offers a truly pleasurable listening experience.
GUITAR FOR RELAXATION features an instrument that, by
Read more nature, is intimate. This collection showcases the instrument in a variety of contemplative settings by composers well-known for their works for guitar such as Tarrega, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, and Aguado, as well as pieces by Henze, Walton, and Martin, all expertly performed by the master of the instrument, Julian Bream. The highlight of the disc is Bream's beautiful transcription of Ravel's 'Pavane pour une infante défunte.' Bream also offers lovely arrangements of works by Bach and Mozart, and Haydn's Adagio from the Quartet in E, featuring members of the Cremona String Quartet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Cuentos de la juventud for Piano, Op. 1: no 1, Dedicatoria by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1910; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4. Canciones (10) populares catalanas: no 3, El mestre by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1900; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5. Canciones (10) populares catalanas: no 8, El Noi de la Mare by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6. Pavanas by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Preludes (5) for Guitar, W 419: no 5 in D major, Andantino by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Brazil 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8. Rondo brillants (3) for Guitar, Op. 2: no 1 - 1st movement, Adagio by Dionysio Aguado
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1825; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9. Suite compostelana: Cuna by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Pièces brèves (4) for Guitar: no 2, Air by Frank Martin
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
11. Quartet for Strings in E major, Op. 2 no 2/H 3 no 8: Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cremona String Quartet Members
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13. Kammermusik: Du schönes Bächlein by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14. Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
15. Sonatas (3) for Guitar, Op. 29: no 2 in A major by Anton Diabelli
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
16. Preludes (16) for Guitar: no 8 in E major, Lágrima by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17. Sonatina for guitar in A major: Andante by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
18. Bagatelles (5) for Guitar: no 4, Sempre espressivo by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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