1950s American Recordings, Vol. 1

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Guitarist     Andres Segovia
Composer     J. S. Bach and others
Type     Classical


SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 1

Andrés Segovia was entirely selftaught, playing his first public recital at the age of 14. He is credited with elevating the guitar from a folk instrument to the highest levels of the international concert stage. This third release in the Naxos Segovia Edition is the first of six discs devoted to the great guitarist’s 1950s American recordings. Focusing on performances of his transcriptions of the works of J. S. Bach and Handel, it includes a number of war-horses such as the brilliant Courante from the Cello Suite No. 3 and the Gavotte en Rondeau from the Suite in E major, both of which preserve many of the virtuosic felicities of the originals. Segovia’s transcription of the Chaconne from the Violin Partita No. 2 has become one of the most deeply loved items of the guitar repertoire.

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude
Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Gavotte I & II
Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 : Bourrée
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 : Courante
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Sicilienne
Suite in E minor, BWV 996: Bourrée
Prelude in C minor, BWV 999
Suite in E major, BWV 1006a: Gavotte en Rondeau
Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Bourrée I & II (Originally entitled Loure)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Fugue

Suite XI, HWV 437, III: Sarabande with Variations
Minuet I (D major) & II (D minor)
Minuet I (Andantino) & II (Grazioso) (Originally entitled Allegretto grazioso)
Gavotte in G major, HWV 491

Siciliana in F sharp minor

Orfeo ed Euridice : Ballet

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Minuet and Trio in D
All selections recorded in New York