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Alexandre Lagoya

Biography

Born: June 21, 1929; Alexandria, Egypt   Died: August 24, 1999; Paris, France  
Alexandre Lagoya was one of the foremost guitarists of the twentieth century. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Greek father and Italian mother, he began serious study of the guitar as a prodigious eight-year-old at the local conservatory. In 1948, he relocated to Paris and studied guitar with Jean Saudry and composition with Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. By this time, he was already a veteran of the recital stage with more than 500 Read more concerts to his credit. Lagoya later studied with Andrés Segovia during summers at Siena. It was here, in 1950, that he met his future wife, virtuoso guitarist Ida Presti. The couple married in 1952 and decided to forego their largely successful solo careers in order to form a duo. Their decision was risky: Segovia and others were still pressing for wide acceptance of the guitar as a solo instrument; moreover, repertory for duo guitarists was practically nonexistent. The pair initially played transcriptions of keyboard works by Bach, Debussy, Falla, and others, but they eventually drew commissions from prominent composers. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote a Concerto for two guitars for them, as well as the Preludes and Fugues (24). Additional works came from Joaquín Rodrigo, André Jolivet, and others. The two made numerous recordings during the 15 years of their partnership and gave an estimated 2,000 concerts. Presti died in 1967 from complications of lung cancer. Her premature passing was a devastating blow to Lagoya: he withdrew from performance, but took on a professorship at the Paris Conservatory in 1969. Starting in 1960, he had taught a summer course in guitar at the International Academy of Music in Nice with his wife, an activity he continued after her death. Among his students at the Nice Academy was the now-famous Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd. Lagoya resumed his solo career in 1972 and also returned to the recording studio. His friendship with composer/pianist Claude Bolling resulted in the latter's Concerto for classic guitar and jazz piano trio in 1979, which he later recorded with Bolling. Lagoya remained active throughout the 1980s and for most of the following decade, though he retired from his posts at the Paris Conservatory and Nice Academy in 1994. Read less
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  • 1.
    L'Art de la Flute de Pan / Simon Stanciu
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3140 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Domenico Cimarosa,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Luigi Boccherini  ... 
    Performer:  Simion Stanciu Syrinx,  Jean-Pierre Rampal,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Marielle Nordmann
    Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Berlingen,  Edmond de Stoutz,  Hans Graf,  Claudio Scimone  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Normandy Orchestral Ensemble,  Zurich Chamber Orchestra,  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra  ... 
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    Music Of Spain - Rodrigo, Falla, Albeniz / Williams, Entremont, Ormandy, Stokowski
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64340 Release Date: 04/23/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Manuel de Falla,  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Shirley Verrett,  Teresa Llacuna,  Philippe Entremont  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy,  Leopold Stokowski,  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic
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    Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre; Concierto Serenata / Lagoya
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 420714 Release Date: 02/10/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
    Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya,  Catherine Michel
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
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    Romantic Music For Two Guitars / Ida Presti, Alexandre Lagoya
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 422979 Release Date: 05/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fernando Sor,  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados,  Niccolň Paganini  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya,  Ida Presti
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  • 5.
    Ultimate Classical Guitar - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001158402 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Eduardo Fernandez,  Leo Brouwer,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré  ... 
    Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez,  Pepe Romero,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Catherine Michel  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra,  I Musici,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 6.
    The #1 Guitar Album - Segovia, Romero, Bream, Lagoya, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001041302 Release Date: 01/08/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  John Dowland,  Domenico Scarlatti  ... 
    Performer:  Andrés Segovia,  Göran Söllscher,  Pepe Romero,  Ida Presti  ... 
    Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Nick Ingman,  Mats Rondin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Budapest Film Orchestra  ... 
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  • 7.
    Hgtv Home, Ideas, Life, Music - Quiet Places
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000748312 Release Date: 10/17/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Paul McCartney,  Gabriel Fauré,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Göran Söllscher,  Steve Erquiaga,  Dominic Miller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  I Musici
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    Peaceful Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000703002 Release Date: 07/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Erik Satie,  Maurice Ravel,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Pascal Rogé,  Jean-Yves Thibaudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Sir Colin Davis,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Adagios, Sérénades / Simion Stanciu, Et Al
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3069 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Domenico Cimarosa,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Simion Stanciu Syrinx,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Marielle Nordmann
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan,  Jean-Pierre Berlingen,  Hans Graf,  Edmond de Stoutz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra,  Normandy Orchestral Ensemble,  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra  ... 
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  • 10.
    Lovers' Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000615202 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joaquin Rodrigo  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Maurice Hasson,  Henryk Szeryng,  Marisa Robles  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Bernard Haitink,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    Simply Christmas
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 94769 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Pierpont,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Xaver Gruber,  Richard Storrs Willis  ... 
    Performer:  Michel Legrand,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Jean-Pierre Rampal,  Ayako Shinozaki  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Masters Of The Guitar / Segovia, Williams, Romero, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000400402 Release Date: 02/08/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Agustín Barrios Mangoré,  Antonio Lauro,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Mauro Giuliani  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander-Sergei Ramirez,  Göran Söllscher,  John Williams,  Pepe Romero  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Enrique Jorda,  George Malcolm,  Thomas Füri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Symphony of the Air,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Guitar Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000250302 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya,  Ida Presti,  Pepe Romero,  Andrés Segovia  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Redel,  Kenneth Sillito,  Nick Ingman,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Budapest Film Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Guitar - Greatest Hits
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000144502 Release Date: 11/04/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Stanley Myers,  Domenico Scarlatti  ... 
    Performer:  Pepe Romero,  Andrés Segovia,  Christine Pendrill,  Göran Söllscher  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  Enrique Jorda,  Thomas Füri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Symphony of the Air,  Camerata Bern
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  • 15.
    Baroque Guitar / Segóvia, Williams, Romero, Fernández
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000106002 Release Date: 09/09/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Ludovico Roncalli  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes,  Pepe Romero,  Eduardo Fernandez,  Alexandre Lagoya  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Redel,  George Malcolm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Pro Arte Orchestra,  English Concert
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    Bedroom Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000088602 Release Date: 09/09/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Sir William Walton,  Edvard Grieg,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Raymond Leppard,  Heinz Holliger,  William Bennett,  Eduardo Fernandez  ... 
    Conductor:  Raymond Leppard,  Andrew Litton,  Iona Brown,  Neeme Järvi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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  • 17.
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 472847 Release Date: 03/18/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Niccolň Paganini,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Göran Söllscher,  Pepe Romero,  Nicola Hall,  Steve Erquiaga  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  George Malcolm,  Kenneth Sillito
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  English Concert
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  • 18.
    The Ultimate Classical Christmas Album Of All Time
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 87771 Release Date: 10/01/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  John Williams,  Eileen Farrell,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Leonard Bernstein,  Richard Kapp,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Concert Choir,  American Boychoir,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 19.
    Essential Guitar - 34 Guitar Masterpieces / Romero, Segovia
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470477 Release Date: 08/13/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Malcolm Arnold,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Manuel Enriquez  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya,  Eduardo Fernandez,  Andrés Segovia,  Pepe Romero  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida,  Barry Wordsworth,  Kenneth Sillito,  Enrique Jorda  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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  • 20.
    Baroque For Beauty Sleep
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462791 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Jacques Loeillet,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Graf,  Irena Grafenauer,  Michala Petri,  Gheorghe Zamfir  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  James Judd,  Vittorio Negri,  Harry van Hoof
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  English Chamber Orchestra,  I Musici  ... 
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  • 21.
    The Best Of Handel / Marriner, Schröder, Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 454029 Release Date: 04/09/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Jean-Claude Hermanjat,  André Pépin,  Ursula Holliger,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Raymond Leppard,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  I Musici,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Bizet: Carmen Dances / Alexandre Lagoya
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446002 Release Date: 12/04/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexandre Lagoya,  Enrique Granados,  Isaac Albeniz,  Heitor Villa-Lobos  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya
    Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 23.
    Baroque At Bathtime
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446764 Release Date: 08/15/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arcangelo Corelli,  Giovanni Marella,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Domenico Cimarosa  ... 
    Performer:  Gheorghe Zamfir,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Ida Presti,  Heinz Holliger  ... 
    Conductor:  James Judd,  Iona Brown,  Raymond Leppard,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  I Musici  ... 
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  • 24.
    Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez, Etc / Lagoya, Almeida
    Label: Philips Solo   Catalog: 442392 Release Date: 10/11/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
    Performer:  Catherine Michel,  Alexandre Lagoya
    Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Dinner Classics - A Cocktail Party
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 46357 Release Date: 01/09/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Bolling
    Performer:  Max Hédiguer,  Marcel Sabiani,  Claude Bolling,  Jean-Pierre Rampal  ... 
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