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CD | Novecento Guitar Sonatas



Novecento Guitar Sonatas
(C) 2014 – Brilliant Classics

Anno di pubblicazine: 2014
Etichetta discografica: Brilliant Classics
Periodo: 19 Ottobre 2012 – 23 Gennaio 2014
Sede: Chiesa della Solitudine (NU)
Chitarra: Giuseppe Guagliardo
Corde: Augustine Imperials, Savarez Crystal

“Pioneering guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu follows his fascinating set of Novecento Guitar Preludes – released on Brilliant Classics in 2012 and hailed by MusicWeb International as ‘a most compelling collection [where] the guitar is placed on a par with other classical instruments: something to be treated seriously’ – with this equally intriguing selection of 20th-century guitar sonatas.

Featuring a wealth of world premiere recordings, the collection is yet another showcase for Porqueddu’s spirit of adventure.Once again, Porqueddu takes us on a colourful journey that passes through all kinds of different styles and moods: from Gilbert Biberian’s fusion of traditional formal structures with the dance and folk music of the Middle East to Franco Cavallone’s four sonatas that are inspired by such diverse influences as Ravel, Ponce, Bernstein and the 20th-century Italian composers Frazzi and Lupi; from Angelo Gilardino’s evocative sonatas that recall great Italian paintings and warm Mediterranean winter days to Georges Migot’s refined and virtuosic sonata, to name just a few examples. And one of the many world premiere recordings featured here is an exciting new sonata by Porqueddu himself.

Cristiano Porqueddu, described as “a point of reference for the new generation of guitarists”, graduated from the Lorenzo Perosi International Academy in Biella, Italy.

With an extensive knowledge of the technique and interpretation of 19th- and 20th-century music, he has won numerous international awards and now sits on the jury of several major guitar competitions. Porqueddu has made many acclaimed recordings for Brilliant Classics.



Gilbert Biberian (1944)    

  • 01. Sonata I    *(world premiere recording)
  • 02. Sonata II    *(world premiere recording)
  • 03. Sonata III    *(world premiere recording)
  • 04. Sonata IV   *(world premiere recording)

Franco Cavallone (1957)  

  • 05. Sonata I    *(world premiere recording)
  • 06. Sonata II    *(world premiere recording)
  • 07. Sonata III    *(world premiere recording)
  • 08. Sonata IV    *(world premiere recording)

Evgeny Anatolyevich Baev (1952)  

  • 09. Sonata I    *(world premiere recording)

Angelo Gilardino (1941)  

  • 10. Sonata I “Omaggio ad Antonio Fontanesi”   *(world premiere recording)
  • 11. Sonata II “Hivern Florit”
  • 12. Sonata Mediterranea
  • 13. Sonata del Guadalquivir
  • 14. Sonata di Lagonegro    *(world premiere recording)

Georges Migot (1891 – 1976)  

  • 15. Sonate pour guitare

Juan Manén (1883 – 1971)    

  • 16. Fantasia-Sonata Op.A=22

Cristiano Porqueddu (1975)

  • 17. Sonata I – “Des coleurs sur la toile”    *(world premiere recording)

Alfred Uhl (1909 – 1992)  

  • 18. Sonata Classica

Miklós Rózsa (1907 – 1995)

  • 19. Sonata for Guitar op.42    *(world premiere recording based on original manuscript)