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Italian Serenade / James Galway, Kazuhito Yamashita

Release Date: 06/12/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 5679   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio BazziniDomenico CimarosaMauro GiulianiNiccolò Paganini,   ... 
Performer:  James GalwayKazuhito Yamashita
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is difficult to think of a more agreeable sound than that of flute and guitar; or so it seems immediately after listening to this record. Of course, the basic sound also needs quality in its execution: that it most certainly has, in high degree, on this occasion, the Galway vibrato seeming altogether less obtrusive when accompanied by guitar only.

The programme is splendidly chosen; although looking mostly like major works calling for serious listening, those major works, when considered by movements, separate into the lightest of summer-evening-on-the-river trifles. One major work is more familiar than I thought from its title it was, and perhaps than you think it is: in the Cimarosa Serenade the editing and arranging team
Read more of Galway and Yamashita have by coincidence chosen exactly the same movements, in the same order, as Arthur Benjamin chose in arranging from the same source (Cimarosa's keyboard sonatas) for the Cimarosa/Benjamin Oboe Concerto. The lay-out is of course different; and the element of familiarity involved may lend an extra pleasure on a first hearing. Pleasure, here, is also helped along by a first-class quality of recording, whether in the LP or CD version.'

-- Gramophone [4/1987]
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Works on This Recording

La ronde des lutins, Op. 25 by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Kazuhito Yamashita (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1847; Italy 
Serenade by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Kazuhito Yamashita (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Gran duetto concertante for Flute and Guitar, Op. 52 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Kazuhito Yamashita (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813-1814; Vienna, Austria 
Sonata concertata in A major, Op. 61/MS 2 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Kazuhito Yamashita (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1804; Italy 
Andante con Variazione for Violin and Harp in F major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kazuhito Yamashita (Guitar), James Galway (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820; Italy 

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