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Christopher Parkening - The Great Recordings


Release Date: 09/14/1993 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54905   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFrancisco TarregaHeitor Villa-LobosIsaac Albeniz,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher ParkeningDavid Brandon
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes canon(s) by Georg Philipp Telemann. Soloists: Christopher Parkening, David Brandon.
Includes passacaglia(s) for lute by Silvius Leopold Weiss. Soloist: Christopher Parkening.
Includes romance(s) by Anonymous. Soloist: Christopher Parkening.
Includes suite(s) for lute: prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soloist: Christopher Parkening.
Includes canon(s) by Georg Philipp Telemann. Soloists: Christopher Parkening, David Brandon.
Includes passacaglia(s) for lute by Silvius Leopold Weiss. Soloist: Christopher Parkening.
Includes romance(s) by Anonymous. Soloist: Christopher Parkening.
Includes suite(s) for lute: prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soloist: Christopher Parkening. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 2nd movement, Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
2.
Estudio brillante by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Etudes (12) for Guitar, W 235: no 1 in E minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 3, Leyenda by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1887; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
6.
Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 8, Rumores de la caleta by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
7.
Capricho árabe by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
8.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Foster 
9.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
10.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
11.
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Williams 
12.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Foster 
13.
Pičces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major - Les baricades mistérieuses by François Couperin
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
14.
Preámbulo and allegro vivo by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jack Marshall 
16.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
17.
Ma mčre l'oye: Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Hyman 
18.
Afro-Cuban Lullaby by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jack Marshall 
19.
Fairest Lord Jesus "Crusader's Hymn" by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravenscroft 
20.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravenscroft 
21.
Hymn of Christian Joy by Gordon Young
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ravenscroft 
22.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravenscroft and Parkening 
23.
Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156: Sinfonia/Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Russ 
24.
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99: no 1, Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: W. Walton and Ravenscroft 
25.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Russ 
26.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 1 by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Emilio Pujol 
27.
Terezinha de Jesus, W 559 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Emilio Pujol 
28.
Prelude for 2 Guitars "In the Baroque Style" by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravenscroft 
29.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Emilio Pujol 
30.
Well-tempered Guitar, Op. 199: no 4, Prelude and Fugue in E major by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
31.
Evening Dance for 2 Guitars by Andrew York
Performer:  David Brandon (Guitar), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
32.
Variations for Guitar on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute", Op. 9 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Christopher Parkening uses Andrés Segovia's guitar on this selection. 
33.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra espańola: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
34.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 8, La maja de Goya by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Russ
Christopher Parkening uses Andrés Segovia's guitar on this selection. 
35.
El noy de la mare by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia and Miguel Llobet
Christopher Parkening uses Andrés Segovia's guitar on this selection. 
36.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
37.
Simple gifts by Joseph Brackett
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ravenscroft and Sutherland 
38.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 

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