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Laureate Series, Guitar - Denis Azabagic

Release Date: 10/17/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554555   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel PonceAntonio JoséAntonio Ruiz-PipóManuel de Falla,   ... 
Performer:  Denis Azabagic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Denis Azabagic may not be a household name just yet, but judging from what is heard on this disc, that will soon change. Azabagic was born in Bosnia Herzegovina and in 1993 became the youngest musician to win the Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero competition in Madrid. Since then, Azabagic has won virtually every major international guitar competition, including the prestigious Foundation of America award. This recording features Azabagic in a program devoted to the music of Spanish composers.
Azabagic's masterful performance of Federico Moreno's 'Torroba's Sonatina' balances the works rhapsodic soul with flights of technical fancy. This young guitarist's repertorial choices are fascinating. The darkly colored tone poem 'La Catedral' by
Read more Augustín Barrios Mangoré impresses with its pious eloquence. Azabagic's playing is especially impressive in the work's surging Andante religioso second movement.
This is a most impressive recording by a startlingly talented young musician with a very promising future. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonatina meridional by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Paris, France 
Sonata for Guitar by Antonio José
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Spain 
Estancias for Guitar by Antonio Ruiz-Pipó
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Homenaje "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
Whirler of the Dance by Carlos Rafael Rivera
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Sonatina for Guitar in A major by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Spain 
La catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Denis Azabagic (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paraguay 

Sound Samples

Guitar Sonatina: Allegretto
Guitar Sonatina: Andante
Guitar Sonatina: Allegro
La catedral: Preludio
La catedral: Andante relgioso
La catedral: Allegro solemne
Sonatina meridional: Campo
Sonatina meridional: Copla
Sonatina meridional: Fiesta
Guitar Sonata: I. Allegro moderato
Guitar Sonata: II. Minueto
Guitar Sonata: III. Pavana triste: Lento
Guitar Sonata: IV. Final: Allegro con brio
3 Estancias: I. -
3 Estancias: II. -
3 Estancias: III. -
Homenaje, piece pour guitare ecrite pour Le Tombeau de Debussy: Homenaje, pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Whirler of the Dance: Prelude
Whirler of the Dance: Evocation
Whirler of the Dance: Dance

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