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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.
Pièces 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: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Christopher Parkening 
17.
Ma mère 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 española: 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: 1954; 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 

Sound Samples

Fugue from Violin Sonata No. 1 (J.S. Bach, BWV 1001)
Estudio brillante
Etude No. 1 in E minor
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Leyenda
Romance
Rumores de la Caleta
Capricho Arabe
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring from Cantata
Prelude No. 1 from Well-Tempered Clavier
Prelude No. 6 from Well-tempered Clavier
Sleepers Awake from Canata No. 140
Allegro from Prelude, Fugue & Allegro
Cantata 208 (Sheep May Safely Graze)
Les Barncades mysterieuses
Preambulo & Allegro vivo
Passacaglia
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Gymnopedie No. 1
Empress of the Pagodas
Afro-Cuban Lullaby
Praeludium from Fourth Lute Suite
Three Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus
Solemn Vespers K339: Praise Ye The Lord - Laudate Dominum (from Solemn Vespers K339)
Simple Gifts
Hymn Of Christian Joy
Cantata No. 29: We Thank Thee, Lord, We Thank Thee
Anoso from Cantata No. 156
What God Hath Done Is Rightly Done (Cantata No. 99)
Canon
Berceuse from Dolly Suite, Op. 56
Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve
Terezinha de Jesus
Prelude (in Baroque Style)
Intermezzo from Goyescas
Fugue from Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in E
Evening Dance
Variations of a theme by Mozart
Canarios from Suite espanola
La Maja de Goya
El Noi de la mare from Suite Catalan
Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez

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