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Llobet: Complete Guitar Music / Tampalini


Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94335  
Composer:  Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Barcelona?born Miguel Llobet was a renowned guitar virtuoso who once played for the Spanish royal family in the early 20th century. Credited with beginning the notion of a touring classical guitarist, Llobet travelled throughout Europe and beyond, briefly settling in both Paris and Buenos Aires. He later returned to Barcelona, unable to distance himself from his birthplace despite the grip of the civil war in which the city found itself.

This collection brings together Llobet’s complete works for guitar, beginning with Leonesa and his popular arrangements of 13 Catalan folk songs. These arrangements, each of a varying character, wring a different emotion from the guitar, from the sprightly L’Hereu Riera and lilting El Noi de
Read more la Mare to the flourishes of Canc?o? de Lladre and the mournful El Testament d’Amelia. The Variations on a Theme of Sor, based on Fernando Sor’s B minor study, contrast a haunting melody with complex articulation. Also featured on the disc are Llobet’s 5 Preludes, the Argentinian Folk Songs, Etudes, the witty and bright Scherzo?Waltz, and the composer’s debut composition Romance, among others.

Italian guitarist Giulio Tampalini studied at the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia and the G.F. Ghedini Conservatory in Cuneo, and has attended masterclasses all over the world with performers such as Tilman Hoppstock, Eliot Fisk and Dusan Bogdanovic. He has won awards at many international competitions and has performed with orchestras across Europe, America and Asia, including the Andalusian Symphony Orchestra, the European Soloists of Luxembourg, and Pittsburgh’s Point Chamber Orchestra.

OTHER INFORMATION:
* Recorded 3–6 May 2012, Barto?k Recording Studio, Bernareggio, Milan.
* Contains notes on the composer and a biography of the artist.
* Tampalini plays on a Philip Woodfield 2010 guitar (strings: Aquila Perla). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Catalan Folksongs: Leonesa by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Canciones (10) populares catalanas by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899-1918; Spain 
3. Scherzo-Waltz by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Spain 
4. Mazurka for Federico Bufaletti by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
5. Romanza for Guitar in C minor by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; Spain 
6. Variations for Guitar on a theme by Sor, Op. 15 by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Spain 
7. Mazurka for Guitar by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Spain 
8. Prelude à Rosita Lloret by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
9. Prelude for Guitar in A major by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Spain 
10. Prelude for Guitar in D major by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Spain 
11. Prelude Original by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Spain 
12. Prelude for Guitar in E by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Spain 
13. Respuesta Impromptu by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Spain 
14. Etude for Guitar in E major by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Spain 
15. Etude Caprice in D major by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Spain 
16. Argentinian Folk Song in E minor by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
17. Argentinian Folk Song in F sharp minor by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)
18. Argentinian Folk Song in D major by Miguel Llobet
Performer:  Giulio Tampalini (Guitar)

Sound Samples

Leonesa
Canciones populares catalanas: Canco del Lladre (The Robber's Song)
Canciones populares catalanas: El Noi de la Mare (The Mother's Son)
Canciones populares catalanas: El mestre (The Master)
Canciones populares catalanas: Lo rossinyol
Canciones populares catalanas: L'hereu riera
Canciones populares catalanas: El Testament de N'Amelia (Lady Amelia's Testament)
Canciones populares catalanas: Lo Fill del Rei (King's son)
Canciones populares catalanas: La pastoreta
Canciones populares catalanas: Plany
Canciones populares catalanas: La filadora
Canciones populares catalanas: La filla del marxant
Canciones populares catalanas: La Nit de Nadal (Christmas Song)
Canciones populares catalanas: Le preco de Lleida
Scherzo-vals
Mazurka for Federico Bufaletti
Romanza
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Theme
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 1: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 2: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 3: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 4: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 5: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 6: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Intermezzo: Andante molto espressivo
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 7: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 8: -
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 9: Toda esta variacion en sonidos harmonicos
Variations on a Theme of Sor, Op. 15: Variation 10: Toda esta variacion con la mano izquierda sola
Mazurka
5 Preludes: No. 1. Prelude
5 Preludes: No. 4. Prelude in A Major
5 Preludes: No. 3. Prelude in D Major
5 Preludes: No. 5. Prelude: Original
5 Preludes: No. 2. Prelude in E Major
Estilo Popular Argentino
Estilo Popular Argentino No. 1
Estilo Popular Argentino No. 2
Estudio Capricho
Estudio en mi mayor
Respuesta - Impromptu: Respuesta

Customer Reviews

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 Best Llobet ever March 19, 2013 By L. ACKERMAN (ASHBURN, VA) See All My Reviews "There is already competition for Llobet's integral guitar oeuvre, and quite a lot for the pieces that have made it into the classical guitar's repertoire. Either way, this program is fabulous from all respects. The clarity of interpretation plus the well balanced recording make this a must for anyone interested in the Spanish guitar of the early 20th century." Report Abuse
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