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Andrés Segovia Collection


Release Date: 06/11/2002 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471430   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joaquin RodrigoManuel PonceLuigi BoccheriniFederico Mompou,   ... 
Performer:  Andrés SegoviaJascha BernsteinArthur GranickEugene Bergen,   ... 
Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's a well-curated and splendidly remastered four-CD overview of Andrés Segovia's recordings for American Decca. Disc 1 features concertos tailored to Segovia's singular artistry, including Rodrigo's ravishing Fantasia para un Gentilhombre and Ponce's smartly crafted Concierto del Sur. After hearing Segovia in concert, cellist Gaspar Cassadó was inspired to transcribe Boccherini's Cello Concerto No. 6 for guitar and orchestra, and the results prove as idiomatic and colorfully executed as you expect.

Solo works by Rodrigo and Ponce along with pieces by other composers who wrote for Segovia, such as Torroba, Mompou, Castelnuevo-Tedesco, and Esplá, encompass the second disc. Disc three focuses on
Read more Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical-period guitar masters, highlighted by a deftly turned group of Sor etudes. Some lovely Albeníz and Granados miniatures round out the disc.

The final disc is given over to Segovia's celebrated Bach arrangements. While Segovia's tempo fluctuations and comely slides are far removed from modern-day notions of "correct" Bach performance practice, you can't fault the expressive intelligence and vocally-informed phrasing he brings to excerpts from the B minor Violin Partita, the Third Solo Cello Suite, sundry Lute Suite movements, and, of course, his famous treatment of the mighty Chaconne from the D minor Violin Partita. In addition to excellent biographical notes by Graham Wade, John Lehmann-Haupt (an excellent guitarist/arranger in his own right) provides interesting and valuable insights on the subject of Segovia in the studio. Let's hope that DG might embark on a comprehensive, systematic reissue series devoted to all of Segovia's Decca output!
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Concierto del Sur for Guitar by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1940; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 05/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Cello in D major, G 479 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Jascha Bernstein (Cello), Arthur Granick (Viola), Eugene Bergen (Violin),
Felix Galimir (Violin), Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Conductor:  Enrique Jorda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Gaspar Cassadó 
4.
Suite compostelana by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/1964 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 18 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Guitar in D major, Op. 77 "Omaggio a Boccherini" by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1957 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
6.
Antaño by Oscar Esplá
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
7.
Piezas (3) españolas for Guitar: no 1, Fandango by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
8.
Prelude and Allegro for Guitar by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714; Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
9.
Capricci armonici sopra la chitarra spagnola: Passacaglia by Ludovico Roncalli
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
10.
Capricci armonici sopra la chitarra spagnola: Gigue by Ludovico Roncalli
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
11.
Capricci armonici sopra la chitarra spagnola: Gavotte by Ludovico Roncalli
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
12.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 1 in A minor by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 2 by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
14.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 3 by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1536; Valencia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 4 in D major by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
16.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 5 by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1536; Valencia, Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17.
Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 6 in D major by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18.
Suite Española for Guitar: no 1, Españoletas by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
19.
Suite Española for Guitar: no 2, Gallarda y Villano by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20.
Etudes (8) for Guitar by Dionysio Aguado
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
21.
Short Pieces (8), Op. 24: no 1, Minuet in C minor by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
22.
Pétites Pièces (6) for Guitar, Op. 5: no 3, Minuet in C major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1814 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  Mew York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
23.
Etudes for Guitar, Op. 6: no 8 in C major, Andantino by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
24.
Etudes for Guitar, Op. 6: no 2 in A major, Andante allegro by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
25.
Etudes (24) for Guitar, Op. 35: no 17 in D major, Moderato by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1825; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
26.
Leçons progressives (24), Op. 31: no 20 in A minor, Andante allegro by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1825; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
27.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
28.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
29.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 2nd movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrés Segovia 
30.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
31.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997: 4th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
32.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 5th movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1967 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
33.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 7th movement, Tempo di Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1967 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
34.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: Double by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1967 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia 
35.
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: 03/1952 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording.
This selection is a mono recording. 
36.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012: 5th movement, Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1952 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording.
This selection is a mono recording. 
37.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1954 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
38.
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: 06/1954 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Andrés Segovia.
This selection is a mono recording. 
39.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1954 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
40.
Fugue for Lute in G minor, BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1955 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
41.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 3rd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1952 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
42.
Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1952 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andrés Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
43.
Sonata mexicana: Allegro by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 04/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
44.
Leçons progressives (24), Op. 31: no 19 in A major, Andante by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1825; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
45.
Etudes (24) for Guitar, Op. 35: no 16 in D minor, Moderato by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1825; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
46.
Etudes for Guitar, Op. 6: no 11 in E minor, Allegro moderato by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1823 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
47.
Etudes (24) for Guitar, Op. 29: no 1, Andante lento in B flat major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1826; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
48.
Etudes (24) for Guitar, Op. 29: no 5, Allegro moderato in C major by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1826; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
49.
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: 01/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Andres Segovia
This selection is a monaural recording. 
50.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 8, La maja de Goya by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Miguel Llobet
This selection is a monaural recording. 
51.
Characteristic Pieces (6) for Guitar by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Spain 
Date of Recording: 04/1958 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
52.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 1, Sigüenza by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
53.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 2, Manzanares del Real by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
54.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 4, Romance de los pinos "Montemayor" by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
55.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 5, Alcañín by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
56.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 7, Torija by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
57.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 3, Alba de Tormes by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
58.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 6, Javier by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
59.
Castillos de España (14) for Guitar: no 8, Simancas by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Madrid, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
60.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1961 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 24 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Duarte 

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