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Transcendentia - Angelo Gilardino: Complete Studies For Guitar / Cristiano Porqueddu

Release Date: 06/02/2009 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 8886   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Angelo Gilardino
Performer:  Cristiano Porqueddu
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A world-class player." - SoundBoard Magazine, January 2008

The composer Angelo Gilardino was born in 1941 and enjoyed a long career as a concert guitarist from 1958–81. As well as composing, he premiered hundreds of new works for the guitar. To date he has written several concertos for his instrument, and many chamber works and sonatas – all featuring one or multiple guitars.

His impetus to compose came from the composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who said that composition would be better for him – he’d discover more about himself – than he would from a life of concert and recital-giving and editing other composers’ works.

The 60 studies for solo guitar show the rich range of musical,
Read more literary and spiritual influences upon Gilardino: Lorca, Rimbaud, Bartók, Ravel, Berg, Gerhard, Villa- Lobos, Prokofiev and Albéniz to name a few.

A major addition to the catalogue of guitar music on record, this release will be eagerly awaited by students and guitar enthusiasts alike.
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Studies (60) for Guitar in Virtuosity and Transcendence by Angelo Gilardino
Performer:  Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1981; Italy 

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