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5 Classic Albums / Isbin

Various Composers
Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 624364   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio LauroIsaias SavioLeo BrouwerBenito Canonico,   ... 
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de MelloSharon IsbinPaul Winter
Conductor:  Muhai TangHoward GriffithsJosé Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra LisbonZurich Chamber OrchestraNew York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Acclaimed for her lyricism and virtuosic technique, Sharon Isbin is widely acknowledged to be one of today’s finest guitarists. This collection is a showcase for her extraordinary versatility, bringing together cornerstones of the guitar concerto repertoire by Rodrigo and Villa-Lobos, arrangements of perennial Baroque favourites, concertos by Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun that were written for Isbin herself, and two imaginatively programmed recital discs including the Grammy Award-winning Dreams of a World.

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Reviews for the albums that make up this set:

A Gramophone Editor's Choice! A magnificent new recording. Superbly played, brilliantly executed, with precise orchestral balance. A
Read more marvelous achievement.

– Gramophone, reviewing the Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, and Ponce concertos

The most remarkable work yet written for guitar and orchestra. No superlative would be excessive in describing Sharon Isbin’s performance in this recording.

– Gramophone, reviewing the Tan Dun and Rouse concertos

Animated and expressive throughout, and beautifully played.

– Gramophone, reviewing Baroque Favorites

“Incredible breadth of tone color, shaping of phrases, and expressive depth ... consummate lyricism.” – American Record Guide, reviewing the Grammy-winning Dreams of a World

“Sharon Isbin’s magical tone, impeccable technique and heart full of wonder, Thiago de Mello’s Amazonian soul and versatile percussion, and Paul Winter’s enchanting soprano saxophone take us on a fascinating musical journey through the luxurious beauty of the Amazon.” – Oscar Castro-Neves, reviewing Journey to the Amazon Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Seis por Derecho by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Escenas Brasileñas: Batucada by Isaias Savio
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Canción de cuna by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1978; Cuba 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
Aire de Joropo by Benito Canonico
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Cochichando by Alfredo Vianna
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
Histórias (3) for Guitar: História do Luar by Laurindo Almeida
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
7.
Chants for the Chief (10): no 2, Uirapurú do Amazonas by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Paul Winter (Soprano Saxophone), Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
Valses (6) venezolanos for Guitar: no 1, El marabiño by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Valses (4) venezolanos for Guitar: no 3, Natalia/Criolla by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
10.
Lago de Janauacá by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Chants for the Chief (10): no 1, A Chamada dos Ventos by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Paul Winter (Soprano Saxophone), Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Chôro Alegre by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Cavaleiro sem Armadura by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar), Paul Winter (Soprano Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Suite Colombiana no 2: Porro by Gentil Montaña
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Colombia 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
Waltzes (6) for Guitar, Op. 8: no 4 in G major by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Paraguay 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
16.
Julia Florida by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Paraguay 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
A Hug for Pixinguinha by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Percussion), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  Harmolodic, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
18.
Canción y Danza no 1 by Antonio Ruiz-Pipó
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
19.
Appalachian Dreams, Op. 121 by John Duarte
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 55 Secs. 
20.
Songs (12) for Guitar: Londonderry Air by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
Agua e vinho by Egberto Gismonti
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
22.
Virgilio by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
23.
Brisas del Torbes by Luis F. Ramón y Rivera
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
24.
Siboney by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1929; Cuba 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
25.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
26.
Songs (4) by Naomi Shemer
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Israel 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
27.
Epitaphios (8): no 3, One Day in May by Mikis Theodorakis
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
28.
Epitaphios (8): no 4, You Have Set, My Star by Mikis Theodorakis
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
29.
Varre-vento by Gaudenci Thiago de Mello
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
30.
Cuentos de la juventud for Piano, Op. 1: no 1, Dedicatoria by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1910; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
31.
Preludio no 6 "Dolor" by J.A. de San Sebastián
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
32.
Concerto de Gaudi for Guitar by Christopher Rouse
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Live  Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, Lisbon 
Length: 26 Minutes 58 Secs. 
33.
Concerto for Guitar "Yi2" by Tan Dun
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  Live  Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, Lisbon 
Length: 29 Minutes 3 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Guitar in D major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 11 Minutes 40 Secs. 
35.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 
36.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
37.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 82 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
38.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
39.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
40.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  ZKO Hause, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
41.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 22 Minutes 45 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Guitar, W 501 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 18 Minutes 30 Secs. 
43.
Concierto del Sur for Guitar by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1940; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York Cityl 
Length: 25 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 5 Classic Albums/Isbin May 15, 2016 By Huiming Lin (Kissimmee, FL) See All My Reviews "I just love them all. Even I purchased two more, one for my former co-worker, Maria from Minnesota and the other one for my tennis friend, Cip having recuperated from heart surgery. Both are appreciated about music from CD." Report Abuse
 Sharon Isbin is one fine musician December 11, 2015 By Nan A. (Emeryville, CA) See All My Reviews "What a great value this set is!! If you had only one guitarist in your collection, Sharon Isbin [and this set] would be a superb choice." Report Abuse
 Wonderful Collection September 2, 2015 By Gary E. (Scarsdale, NY) See All My Reviews "This collection contains a variety of music from Baroque to World / Jazz. I'm very happy to have it!" Report Abuse
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