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Nicola Hall - Virtuoso


Release Date: 12/28/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 430839   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovManuel de FallaIsaac AlbenizPablo de Sarasate,   ... 
Performer:  Nicola Hall
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If any guitarist in this country has faster fingers than Nicola Hall I have yet to hear him/her... She plays the socks off the Sarasate, Falla (usually offered as a guitar duet) and Paganini (in less time than many violinists take over it)... There is a pleasant musicality in her playing of the Albêniz and Paradies, also evident in the quieter moments of the Paganini... [O]n a technical level this is a most impressive debut...

-- Gramophone [5/1992]
If any guitarist in this country has faster fingers than Nicola Hall I have yet to hear him/her... She plays the socks off the Sarasate, Falla (usually offered as a guitar duet) and Paganini (in less time than many violinists take over it)... There is a pleasant musicality in her playing of the Albêniz and Paradies, also evident in the quieter moments of the Paganini... [O]n a technical level this is a most impressive debut...

-- Gramophone [5/1992]
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Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
2. La vida breve: Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
3. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
4. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 2, Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880 
5. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
6. Sicilienne in E flat major by Maria Theresia Paradis
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
7. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicola Hall (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Unmissable January 17, 2012 By Pete Jinks (Runcorn, Cheshire) See All My Reviews "This album has been a regular favorite of mine since it was first released back in 1993. I often include a track from this or one of Nicola's other discs on my weekly radio show. I particularly admire the fact that much of Nicola's repertoire she had transcribed or arranged herself. Heartily recommended." Report Abuse
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