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The Great Guitar Concertos / John Williams


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 44791   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJoaquin RodrigoMario Castelnuovo-TedescoMauro Giuliani,   ... 
Performer:  John WilliamsChristine Pendrill
Conductor:  John WilliamsLouis FrémauxSir Charles GrovesDaniel Barenboim,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Guitar in D major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Barking Town Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Christine Pendrill (English Horn), John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3. Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Guitar no 1 in D major, Op. 99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Florence, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 82 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Barking Town Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: This arrangement is performed in A major. 
6. Concerto for Guitar no 1 in A major, Op. 30 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Barking Town Hall, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Guitar, W 501 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8. Concierto del Sur for Guitar by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1940; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  London 
Length: 24 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio
III. Allegro gentile
I. Villano y Ricercare. Adagietto - Andante moderato
II. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeriade Napoles. Adagio - Allegretto, molto ritmico; Tempo de Españoleta
III. Danza de las Hachas. Allegro con brio
IV. Canario. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegretto
II. Andantino alla romanza
III. Ritmico e cavalleresco
I. Allegro non molto
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andantino siciliano
III. Alla polacca
I. Allegro preciso
II. Andantino e andante: Cadenza
III. Allegretto non troppo
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Allegro moderato e festivo

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