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Rafael Aguirre: 2010 Winner 'alhambra' International Guitar Competition

Gimenez / Debussy / De Lucia / Assad / Aguirre
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572916   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jerónimo GiménezClaude DebussyPaco De LuciaManuel López-Quiroga,   ... 
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rafael Aguirre is acknowledged as one of today’s most celebrated virtuoso guitarists, having won first prize at 13 of the world’s most prestigious international competitions: a record-breaking achievement for a Spanish musician. Following on from his previous, acclaimed recording (8.572064), this full-blooded recital is of music by Spanish composers or those influenced by Iberia, from the pure flamenco of Paco de Lucía’s Guajiras to Debussy’s impressionistic Soirée dans Grenade, and from Albéniz’s Triana, named after the gypsy quarter in Seville, to the virtuoso fireworks of Tárrega’s Gran Jota. Rafael Aguirre is acknowledged as one of today’s most celebrated virtuoso guitarists, having won first prize at 13 of the world’s most prestigious international competitions: a record-breaking achievement for a Spanish musician. Following on from his previous, acclaimed recording (8.572064), this full-blooded recital is of music by Spanish composers or those influenced by Iberia, from the pure flamenco of Paco de Lucía’s Guajiras to Debussy’s impressionistic Soirée dans Grenade, and from Albéniz’s Triana, named after the gypsy quarter in Seville, to the virtuoso fireworks of Tárrega’s Gran Jota. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La boda de Luis Alonso: Intermezzo by Jerónimo Giménez
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Spain 
2. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
3. Guajira by Paco De Lucia
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4. Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
5. Francisco Alegre by Manuel López-Quiroga
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
6. Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
7. Toccata for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
8. Gran Jota Aragonesa by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
9. Serenata española for Piano in F major by Joaquin Malats
Performer:  Rafael Aguirre (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 

Sound Samples

La boda de Luis Alonso, o La noche del encierro: Intermezzo (arr. Kazuhito Yamashita for guitar)
Estampes (arr. C. Trepat for guitar): Estampes: No. 2. La soiree dans Grenade (Evening in Granada) (arr. C. Trepat for guitar)
Guajiras de Lucia
Spanish Impressions: I. Asturiano
Spanish Impressions: II. Valenciano
Spanish Impressions: III. Andaluz
Preludes, Book 2 (arr. C. Trepat for guitar): Preludes, Book 2: No. 3. La puerta del vino (arr. C. Trepat for guitar)
Francisco Alegre (arr. C. Trepat for guitar)
Iberia, Book 2 (arr. R. Aguirre for guitar): Iberia, Book 2: III. Triana (arr. R. Aguirre for guitar)
Toccata
Gran Jota: Grand Jota
Serenata espanola (arr. F. Tarrega for guitar)

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