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Giuliani: Scottish & Irish Songs, Studies & Rossiniana / Cartoni, Casoli, Scattoli


Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Tullia CartoniElena CāsoliMassimo Scattolin
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brief, inventive, endlessly tuneful, unbeatable listening for a lazy sunny weekend afternoon.

Three CDs, three recordings, three fine guitarists and three aspects of Italian composer Mauro Giuliani's marvellous music for guitar. Discs 2 and 3 were originally released by Italian label Rivo Alto in the early 1990s (RA 9015, 9401). There is some mystery about CD 1, however: according to Newton, the recording was made as given above in 2011, and the booklet gives the Scottish Airs and four of the Irish Airs as "first recordings". However, Rivo Alto also released a recording by the same Italian guitarist Tullia Cartoni of these very pieces in 2002, on an album entitled 'Country Dances' (RA 2201). The tracks can be
Read more sampled at Cartoni's website, and appear to be identical to those on this disc. Unfortunately, Cartoni herself does not give any dates, but nor does her site mention this Newton release.
 
Either way, Giuliani's easy-going if rather strait-laced cycles of National Airs that constitute a very short CD 1 were dedicated in each case to a pupil of Irish and Scottish nationality, this fact accounting for their pretty but undemanding nature. The Scottish Airs were published posthumously and there is no definite proof that they were written by Giuliani, although their style is certainly similar to that of the Irish set. Cartoni breezes through them with as much enthusiasm as the music allows.
 
CD 2 consists of 54 Studies selected by Elena Càsoli from Giuliani's opp.48, 50, 51, 100, 111 and 139 - many of which the composer himself actually gave other titles: Esercizii ('Exercises'), Le Papillon and Leçons, for example. The pieces are mostly very short, with sixty percent lasting under a minute, only seven exceeding two. Càsoli has clearly chosen her recital for variation of tempo and mood, although the final recorded programme was presumably determined later in the mastering studio or office. Perhaps inevitably there was a bit of a mix-up with some of the labelling: tracks 2, 38 and 46, though all different, are all listed as op.51 no.4, and there are two each of op.50 no.3, op.50 no.7 and op.111 part II no.4, the latter only two tracks apart! Nevertheless, Giuliani's miniatures are superb, despite their pedagogic intent: brief, but inventive and endlessly tuneful, unbeatable listening for a lazy sunny weekend afternoon. Càsoli plays well, although her breathing is unnecessarily audible through headphones. The only pity is, perhaps, that she did not stick at least to sequences from Giuliani's original opus groupings.
 
CD 3 is called 'Rossiniana', a title dear to Giuliani's heart, as he used it for six separate works, one of which is included in Massimo Scattoli's recital, now nearly a quarter of a century old. The booklet is misleading with its designation "op.119 no.2", as there is no op.119 no.1 - in fact, this is Giuliani's Rossiniana no.1, op.119. The title misleads in another way too, in that it does not do justice to the depth of Giuliani's composition, which goes beyond typical 19th century potpourri-style arrangement or pot-boiling. Rossini was a friend of Giuliani's and there is genuine respect in the his treatment of music borrowed from the former, which is always amplified by a good deal of original material. In effect, Giuliani's Rossinianas are tributes rather than profiteering. Rossiniana no.1 is particularly original, a touching, lightly humorous, surprisingly introspective work that all but disguises whatever music Giuliani has borrowed from his famous friend. Like the other Rossinianas, it has been recorded several times, most notoriously by Julian Bream in the 1970s, who in a fit for his much-re-released RCA recording replaced a central Maestoso that he deemed boring with a section from Rossiniana no.2. The remaining works on this disc are more obviously straight borrowings - all masterfully translated for guitar by Giuliani - although the 12 Semiramide Waltzes are attractively original.
 
Sound quality is best, ironically, in disc 3. CD 2 is also well recorded, but rather closely miked. CD 1, newly recorded, is worst, being initially strangely muffled - although quality for some reason picks up after the first track or two and eventually ends up pretty respectable after all!
 
The English-German-French booklet notes give a fairly detailed account of the music, after a brief introduction to the composer. Rather shamefully, the three quality guitarists remain names on a page and nothing more - Newton evidently could not stretch their budget to a biographical note.
 
-- Byzantion, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Scottish National Airs (6), for guitar by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Tullia Cartoni (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1836 
Venue:  Classica Studio, Marino, Rome 
Length: 21 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Irish National Airs (6), for guitar, Op. 125 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Tullia Cartoni (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Ireland 
Venue:  Classica Studio, Marino, Rome 
Length: 24 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 3. Prestissimo by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 4. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 9. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 7. Maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 22. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 13. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
First Lessons (24), Part I, pieces (6) for guitar, Op. 139: 5. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 23. Allegro con moto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 7. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 3. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 5. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 9. Presto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 25. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
16.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 15. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
17.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 1. Maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
18.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 6. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 15. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 2. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
21.
Etudes (24) instructives, for guitar, Op. 100: 11. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 12. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
23.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 2. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
24.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 2. Moderato by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
25.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 1 No. 2. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
26.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 5. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
27.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 3. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
28.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 18. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
29.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 1. Vivace by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
30.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 1. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
31.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 11. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
32.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 3. Agitato by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
33.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 6. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
34.
First Lessons (24), Part I, pieces (6) for guitar, Op. 139: 4. Maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
35.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 16. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
36.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 5. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
37.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 31. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
38.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 6. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
39.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 16. Vivace by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
40.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 4. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
41.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 13. Maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
42.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 1 No. 3. Grazioso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
43.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 8. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
44.
Le Papillon, for guitar, Op. 50: 7. Larghetto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
45.
Etudes (24) instructives, for guitar, Op. 100: 3. Affettuoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
46.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 17. Presto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
47.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 7. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
48.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 4. Maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
49.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 15. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
50.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 1 No. 4. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
51.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 19. Allegro by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
52.
Progressive Lessons (18), for guitar, Op. 51: 10. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
53.
Esercizio (24), for guitar, Op. 48: 22. Allegro maestoso by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
54.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 2 No. 2. Allegro vivace by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
55.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 2 No. 3. Andantino by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
56.
Le Ore d'Apollo, collection of easy pieces (11) for guitar, Op. 111: Part 2 No. 4. Allegretto by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Elena Cāsoli (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  IN Studio, Treviso 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
57.
Overture (Sinfonia) after Rossini's "Semiramide", for guitar by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Studiosintesi, Venice 
Length: 12 Minutes 41 Secs. 
58.
Sinfonia nell'opera "La Cenerentola" by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Studiosintesi, Venice 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
59.
Rossiniana for Guitar no 1, Op. 119 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823 
Venue:  Studiosintesi, Venice 
Length: 18 Minutes 14 Secs. 
60.
Al mio pregar t'arrendi (from Rossini's "Semiramide"), for guitar by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Studiosintesi, Venice 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
61.
La Semiramide ridotta in dodici Valzer con Introduzione e Gran Finale, for guitar by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Studiosintesi, Venice 
Length: 13 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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