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Italian Virtuoso - Paganini, Giuliani, Et Al / E. Catemario

Release Date: 10/28/2003 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47670   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniMario Castelnuovo-TedescoMauro GiulianiGiulio Regondi,   ... 
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All things considered, the association of the guitar with Spain is fairly recent. It may be that Andres Segovia, the great Andalusian guitarist, made a decisive contribution to this popular concept. However, in the 19th century and even earlier, the guitar was more associated with Italy. Perhaps this was because it was the most fashionable instrument in this country, both in high society and among the poorer classes, and its use was not relegated simply to folklore events. In Italy, the guitar had earned itself a place of dignity. Throughout Europe, the idea of the guitarist-virtuoso was inextricably linked to the Italian music world. Indeed, the most celebrated guitarists of the period were mainly Italian. This led to an attempt to Read more re-capture that "perfect brilliance," taking up the heritage from where it left off. Virtuosity not just as a display of technical talent, but as a tribute to radiancy and seduction. This virtuosity may at times aim to amaze, but it never loses sight of what is a matter of course for Italians: the conquest of beauty. This feature is amply demonstrated in this delightful CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Guitar in A major, MS 3 "Grande" by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranged: Edoardo Catemaro 
Capriccio Diabolico for Guitar, Op. 85 "Omaggio a Paganini" by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Florence, Italy 
Sonata for Guitar in A major, Op. 150 "Gran Sonata Eroica" by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario (Guitar)
Introduction and Caprice for Guitar, Op. 23 by Giulio Regondi
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1864; London, England 
Introduction, Theme, Variations and Finale for Guitar, Op. 64 by Luigi Legnani
Performer:  Edoardo Catemario (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Italy 

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