1950s American Recordings, Vol. 2

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Guitarist     Andres Segovia
Composer     F Sor and others
Type     Classical


SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 2

Andrés Segovia, who was self-taught, played his first public recital at the age of 16. He is credited with elevating the guitar to the highest levels of the international concert stage. This fourth release in the Naxos Segovia Edition is the second of six discs devoted to the great guitarist’s 1950s American recordings. It celebrates Segovia’s performances of original works and transcriptions from the nineteenth-century, including music by Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani, two of the early great masters of the guitar. The transcriptions from Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin are by Segovia but based on similar arrangements by Francisco Tárrega, guitarist, composer and inspired teacher who laid the foundations of the twentieth-century renaissance of the guitar.

Deuxième Grande Sonate, Op. 25: II: Allegro non troppo
Deuxième Grande Sonate, Op. 25: III: Minuet
Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9
Grande Sonate, Op. 22: III: Minuet
Six Divertimentos for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 2: No. 3: Andantino
Deux Thèmes et Douze Menuets Pour la Guitare, Op. 11: No. 5 in D major
Sonata (Grand Solo), Op. 14: Introduction and Allegro
Folies d'Espagne and Minuet, Op. 15a: Minuet in E major
Minuet in A major, Op. 11, No. 6
Study in A major, Op. 6, No. 12
Study in G major, Op. 29, No. 11
Study in B minor, Op. 35, No. 22
Study in A major, Op. 6, No. 6

MAURO GIULIANI: Sonata, Op. 15: I: Allegro spiritoso

MANUEL PONCE: Andantino variato on a theme by Paganini

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in G major, Op. 78, D. 894: III: Menuetto

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words, Op. 19: No. 6 (Venetian Gondola Song)

FRYDERYK CHOPIN: Prelude in A major, Op. 28, No. 7

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 1 in E flat, Op. 12: II: Canzonetta

All selections recorded in New York
All arrangements by Andrés Segovia