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The Most Relaxing Guitar Album In The World...ever!


Release Date: 10/04/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 46809   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachClaude DebussyEnrique GranadosHector Angulo,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher ParkeningManuel BarruecoErnesto BitettiSharon Isbin,   ... 
Conductor:  Lawrence FosterJeremy LubbockAndrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Christopher Parkening. 
2.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
3.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 2, Oriental by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Thomas Müller-Pering. 
4.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Cantos Yoruba de Cuba by Hector Angulo
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
6.
Etude for Guitar no 19 in B flat major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
7.
Drume Negrita by Ernesto Wood Grenet
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Leo Brouwer. 
8.
Soleriana: no 4, Pastoral by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Spain 
9.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Notes: Arranger: Emilio Pujol. 
10.
Etude for Guitar in B minor by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Pierre Laniau (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
11.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Notes: Arranger: Christopher Parkening. 
12.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Lawrence Foster. 
13.
Sonatina for guitar in A major: Andante by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1926; Spain 
14.
Tristes (5) for Piano: no 4 by Julián Aguirre
Performer:  Eliot Fisk (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Argentina 
15.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 3rd movement, Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Manuel Barrueco. 
16.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ronald Ravenscroft. 
17.
The Long and Winding Road by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Conductor:  Jeremy Lubbock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1969; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jeremy Lubbock. 
18.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Geoffrey Browne (English Horn)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
19.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 2, Lent et triste by Erik Satie
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
20.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Eliot Fisk (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
21.
Preludes (5) for Guitar, W 419: no 5 in D major, Andantino by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Pierre Laniau (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Brazil 
22.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
23.
Capricho árabe by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
24.
Preludes (3) for Guitar: no 1, Plegaria by Celedonio Romero
Performer:  Angel Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
25.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
26.
Burgalesa by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Angel Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Spain 
27.
Michelle by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1965; England 
Notes: Arranger: Toru Takemitsu. 
28.
Romance for Guitar by Anonymous
Performer:  Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
Written: Spain 
29.
Preludes (14) for Guitar: no 5 in E major by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Angel Romero (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
30.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Notes: Arranger: Manuel Barrueco. 
31.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angel Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Notes: Arranger: Angel Romero. 
32.
Preludes (16) for Guitar: no 8 in E major, Lágrima by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Ernesto Bitetti (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
33.
Menus propos enfantins by Erik Satie
Performer:  Pierre Laniau (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
34.
Suite compostelana: Cuna by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Spain 
35.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: 3rd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Manuel Barrueco. 
36.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 4, Romance de los pinos "Montemayor" by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
37.
Canciones (10) populares catalanas: no 8, El Noi de la Mare by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Notes: Arranger: Andrés Segovia. 
38.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Christopher Parkening. 
39.
Bagatelles (5) for Guitar: no 4, Sempre espressivo by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; England 
40.
Bagatelles (5) for Guitar: no 2, Lento sognando by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; England 
41.
Estrada do sol by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; Brazil 
Notes: Arranger: Carlos Barbosa-Lima. 
42.
Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 

Sound Samples

Prelude No. 1 from Well-Tempered Clavier
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Doce Danzas españolas: Nr. 2 Oriental · für 2 Gitarren
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring from Cantata
Cantos Yoruba de Cuba: IV. Borotití
II. Lento sognando
Estudio No. 19 in B flat Major
Hansel And Gretel: Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel)
IV. Lento
Drume Negrita (Cuban Popular Song)
Pastorale
Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra in D major (arr. Emilio Pujol) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Etude in B Minor
Gymnopedie No. 1
Cantata 208 (Sheep May Safely Graze)
Sonatina in A: II. Andante
Estrada do Sol (Road to the Sun)
Triste Nr. 4
Sonata in C BWV1005: III. Largo
Solemn Vespers K339: Praise Ye The Lord - Laudate Dominum (from Solemn Vespers K339)
The Long and Winding Road
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Gymnopedie No. 2
Estrellita
Prelude N5 En Re Majeur
Berceuse from Dolly Suite, Op. 56
Capricho arabe
Preludes (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Preludio No. 1 - Plegaria
Gymnopedie No. 3
Burgalesa (2000 Digital Remaster)
Michelle
Romance Anónimo
Prelude No. 5 (2000 Digital Remaster)
Suite española op.47 · für Gitarre solo (vollständige Fassung): VI. Granada (Serenata): Allegretto
Guitar Sonatas (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Sonata in A minor. L. 423
Three Pieces: Lagrima
Menus Propos Enfantins No. 2 - Ce Que Dit La Petite Princesse des Tulipes
Cuna
Sonata in A minor BWV1003: III. Andante
Romance de los pinos from Castles of Spain
El Noi de la mare from Suite Catalan
Sleepers awake from Cantata No. 140

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