Cavallone: Music for Guitar / Cristiano Porqueddu

Release Date: 3/26/2021
Catalog Number: BRI95831
Number of Discs: 4
Length: 303 Minutes

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Joining the extensive library of guitar music in the Brilliant Classics catalogue, Franco Cavallone is a worthy successor to Italian guitar composers from Giuliani to Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He is an accomplished performer himself, having studied with the likes of Leo Brouwer and Angelo Gilardino, and the pieces recorded here have been composed with an intimate knowledge of the guitar’s technical and timbral possibilities, which Cristiano Porqueddu exploits to the full, with the composer’s enthusiastic approval: ‘He has managed to create a kaleidoscope of sound and sense that is truly rewarding for the listener. I am convinced that this album set is a benchmark recording for my music for the guitar.’ Cavallone’s mastery of diverse idioms is engagingly broad, making these four albums full of discovery and surprise. The four sonatas on album one are each conceived in homage to a different style: ‘to Ponce and Ravel’, American composers, neoclassicism and to 20th century modernism. While Cavallone embraces rich dissonance and an impressionistic handling of chromaticism in the 12 Studies, he also writes with a moving simplicity in the homage to Tarrega, Di tante lagrime. A collection of six Hebrew melodies – dedicated to Porqueddu – demonstrates how effectively he can embroider and enrich folk and popular melodies, enhancing rather than detracting from their original character. Another ‘homage’ piece dedicated to Porqueddu is a three-movement sonata written with Benjamin Britten in mind, and recapturing some of the English composer’s deft, economical sketching of situation and place in his late music, especially Venice. There are three vivid ‘Suggestions’ inspired by the paintings of Lia Laterza and a haunting set of variations on Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna’. A collection of 12 Short Preludes encapsulates Cavallone’s eclectic language in microcosm, continually delighting and intriguing to the curious listener.

Works on This Recording
1. No. 1. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
2. No. 2. Tranquillo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
3. No. 3. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
4. No. 4. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
5. No. 5. Andante mosso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
6. No. 6. Calmo ed espressivo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
7. No. 7. Mosso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
8. No. 8. Moderatamente by Franco Cavallone
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9. No. 9. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
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10. No. 10. Andante poco mosso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
11. I. Allegro moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
12. II. Adagietto ritmico by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
13. III. Allegro moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
14. I. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
15. II. Adagio non troppo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
16. III. Allegro by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
17. I. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
18. II. Lento ma teso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
19. III. Allegro by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
20. I. Allegro moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
21. II. Andante affettuoso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
22. III. Andante mosso by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
23. Di tante lagrime … by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
Written: 2008 ;
24. No. 1. Calmo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
25. No. 2. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
26. No. 3. Legato e flessibile by Franco Cavallone
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27. No. 4. Lento ma non troppo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
28. No. 5. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
29. No. 6. Allegro by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
30. No. 7. Lirico, moderato by Franco Cavallone
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31. No. 8. Lento ed espressivo by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
32. No. 9. Liberamente, improvvisando by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
33. No. 10. Allegro by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
34. No. 11. Allegro moderato by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
35. No. 12. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
36. No. 1. Hinne' ma tov by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
37. No. 2. Vihda'h le 'olam teshev by Franco Cavallone
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38. No. 3. Kesheharrabbì shar by Franco Cavallone
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39. No. 4. RO'e' vero'a' by Franco Cavallone
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40. No. 5. Yafutzu Oyevecha by Franco Cavallone
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41. No. 6. Hevenu shalom by Franco Cavallone
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42. No. 1. Andante misterioso by Franco Cavallone
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43. No. 2. Cantabile by Franco Cavallone
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44. No. 3. Allegretto ritmico by Franco Cavallone
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45. Comme des variations by Franco Cavallone
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46. No. 1. Riflessivo by Franco Cavallone
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47. No. 2. Lentamente by Franco Cavallone
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48. No. 3. Leggero by Franco Cavallone
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49. No. 4. Mestamente by Franco Cavallone
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50. No. 5. Con calma by Franco Cavallone
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51. No. 6. Teso e drammatico by Franco Cavallone
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52. No. 7. Vivo by Franco Cavallone
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53. No. 8. Corale by Franco Cavallone
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54. No. 9. Solare by Franco Cavallone
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55. No. 10. Adagio by Franco Cavallone
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56. No. 11. Arioso by Franco Cavallone
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57. No. 12. Come un ricordo by Franco Cavallone
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58. I. Liberamente non troppo lento, allegretto by Franco Cavallone
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59. II. Adagio by Franco Cavallone
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60. III. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
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61. I. Con andamento flessibile by Franco Cavallone
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62. II. Lento by Franco Cavallone
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63. III. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
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64. Varii lamenti by Franco Cavallone
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65. I. Ritmico by Franco Cavallone
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66. II. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
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67. III. Vivace by Franco Cavallone
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68. IV. Moderato by Franco Cavallone
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69. V. Allegro by Franco Cavallone
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70. I. Sognante by Franco Cavallone
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71. II. Mesto by Franco Cavallone
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72. III. Arioso by Franco Cavallone
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73. IV. Grazioso by Franco Cavallone
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74. V. Elegiaco by Franco Cavallone
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75. VI. Ritmico by Franco Cavallone
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76. No. 1. Meditativo by Franco Cavallone
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77. No. 2. Lento, contemplative by Franco Cavallone
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78. No. 3. Andante largo by Franco Cavallone
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79. No. 4. Allegretto by Franco Cavallone
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80. No. 1. Dopo la furia by Franco Cavallone
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81. No. 2. Ombre allungate by Franco Cavallone
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82. No. 3. Quiete notturna by Franco Cavallone
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83. No. 1. Campane di natale by Franco Cavallone
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84. No. 2. I fiori del tempo - Studio da concerto by Franco Cavallone
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85. No. 3. Une petite nuage rose by Franco Cavallone
Performer: Cristiano Porqueddu (Guitar)
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