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John Williams - The Guitarist


Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88082  
Composer:  Mikis TheodorakisCarlo DomeniconiErik SatieAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  John WilliamsJulian Bream
Conductor:  William GoodchildJános RollaRichard TognettiLouis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Liszt Chamber OrchestraAustralian Chamber OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Williams, recognized universally as the leading classical guitarist in the world today, is revered internationally for his supreme mastery of the instrument and extraordinary interpretative abilities. As this great artist celebrates his 70th birthday, Sony Classical has commemorated the occasion with this limited edition collection, "John Williams - The Guitarist". This specially-priced set showcases the music of John Williams in its full virtuosic brilliance with an anthology of popular guitar classics ranging from Bach to Rodrigo to Albeniz to Morricone and many more, all thematically arranged on 3 CDs: "The Soloist", "The Romantic" and "John Williams and Friends". John Williams, recognized universally as the leading classical guitarist in the world today, is revered internationally for his supreme mastery of the instrument and extraordinary interpretative abilities. As this great artist celebrates his 70th birthday, Sony Classical has commemorated the occasion with this limited edition collection, "John Williams - The Guitarist". This specially-priced set showcases the music of John Williams in its full virtuosic brilliance with an anthology of popular guitar classics ranging from Bach to Rodrigo to Albeniz to Morricone and many more, all thematically arranged on 3 CDs: "The Soloist", "The Romantic" and "John Williams and Friends". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
2.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 1, Preludio [Asturias, Op. 47 no 5] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
3.
La catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paraguay 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Passacaglia for Lute by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
6.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra espanola, Book 1: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
7.
Homenaje a Tárrega for Guitar, Op. 69: no 2, Soleares by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Spain 
8.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
9.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
10.
Preludio for Guitar in C minor by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Paraguay 
11.
Una limosna por el amor de Dios "El ultimo canto" by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Paraguay 
12.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 8, La maja de Goya by Enrique Granados
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
13.
Valses (4) venezolanos for Guitar: no 3, Natalia/Criolla by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Venezuela 
14.
El Colibri by Julio Sagreras
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Piezas (3) españolas for Guitar: no 1, Fandango by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
16.
El Decaméron negro: La Huida de los Amantes por el Valle de los Ecos by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
17.
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
18.
Romance for Guitar by Anonymous
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  William Goodchild
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranged for guitar and string orchestra. 
19.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  William Goodchild
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Notes: Arranged for guitar and string orchestra. 
20.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  William Goodchild
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
21.
Cantico by Vicente Emilio Sojo
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
22.
El Condor Pasa by Daniel Aloymias Robles
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Written: Peru 
23.
The Godfather: The Godfather Waltz by Nino Rota
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1972 
24.
The Godfather: The Godfather Waltz by Nino Rota
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1972 
25.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
26.
The Mission: On Earth as it is in Heaven by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
27.
Mitopa by Paul-Bert Rahasimanana
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Madagascar 
28.
El Diablo Suelto by Heráclio Fernandez
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Written: Venezuela 
29.
El marabino (The Half-Caste) by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Written: circa 1940-1986 
30.
Nelly by Antonio Lauro
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Venezuela 
31.
Alma Llanera by Pedro Elias Gutierrez
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
32.
N'Kosi Sikelel' i Afrika by Enoch Sontonga
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1897; South Africa 
33.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  János Rolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
34.
Pavan and Galliard by John Johnson
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
35.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged for guitar and chamber orchestra. 
36.
Concerto for Guitar no 1 in A major, Op. 30: Andantino siciliano by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1808; Italy 
37.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
38.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 3, Le jardin de Dolly by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
39.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 4, Córdoba by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
40.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
41.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
42.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
43.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 3rd movement, Danza de las Hachas by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954; Spain 
44.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 1 by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
45.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 11, Arabesca by Enrique Granados
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 

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