WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for classical.net!

The Legendary Andrés Segovia


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67009   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFernando SorRobert de ViséeMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,   ... 
Performer:  Andrés Segovia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Classical guitar would have been mired in anonymity if it weren't for Andrés Segovia putting it on the cultural map. There were no concert promoters interested in backing a guitarist; there was barely a canon of material before he started arranging for guitar.
THE LEGENDARY SEGOVIA consists of some of the earliest recordings of Segovia's career, dating between 1927 and 1939. While five of the pieces are specially arranged, the majority of these pieces were written specifically for guitar, letting Segovia's impeccable talent shine.
Digitally remastered from the original recordings, THE LEGENDARY SEGOVIA brings a new warmth to the performances. The nylon-stringed guitar does not project sound the way a piano or violin does;
Read more quality recordings such as this let the listener enjoy all the subtleties of the instrument's most lasting master. - EMI Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Lute in E major, BWV 1006a: 3rd movement, Gavotte en Rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1927 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
2. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1935 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Manuel Ponce 
3. Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1928 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
4. Variations for Guitar on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute", Op. 9 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1927 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5. Minuet for Guitar by Robert de Visée
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1939 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6. Sonata for Guitar in D major, Op. 77 "Omaggio a Boccherini": 4th movement, Vivo e energico by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1936 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7. Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: Canzonetta by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1936 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
8. Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1939 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9. Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1939 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1939 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11. Piezas (4) for Guitar: Valse by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1933; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1935 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
12. Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1927 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13. Fandanguillo for Guitar, Op. 36 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1927 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14. Suite castellana: 1st movement, Fandanguillo by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1928 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
15. Sonatina for guitar in A major: Allegretto by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1927 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16. Nocturno for Guitar by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1930 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17. Suite for Guitar in A minor by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1930 
Venue:  Small Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007 (arr. Ponce) (1988 Digital Remaster): Prélude
III. Gavotte en rondeau (1988 Digital Remaster)
Prelude in C minor for lute BWV999 (arr. Segovia) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart Op. 9 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Menuet (1988 Digital Remaster)
Gigue (1988 Digital Remaster)
IV. Vivo ed energico from Sonata 'Omaggio a Boccherini' Op. 77 (1988 Digital Remaster)
II. Canzonetta from String Quartet No. 1 in E flat Op. 12 (arr. Segovia) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Serenata (1988 Digital Remaster)
Suite española No. 1 Op. 47 (1988 Digital Remaster): Granada
Suite española No. 1 Op. 47 (1988 Digital Remaster): Sevilla
Melancolica (Danza triste) from 12 Danzas españolas Op. 37 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Fandanguillo Op. 36 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Suite castellana (1988 Digital Remaster): Fandanguillo
I. Allegretto from Sonatina in A (1988 Digital Remaster)
Preludio in E (1988 Digital Remaster)
Nocturno (1988 Digital Remaster)
Valse (1988 Digital Remaster)
Suite in A 'in the style of Weiss' (1988 Digital Remaster): Prelude - Allemande
Suite in A 'in the style of Weiss' (1988 Digital Remaster): Gavotte
Suite in A 'in the style of Weiss' (1988 Digital Remaster): Sarabande
Suite in A 'in the style of Weiss' (1988 Digital Remaster): Gigue
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (1988 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook