Various Artists

Concerto No. 1 for guitar in D major – Quintet for guitar and strings – Romancero Gitano

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

1 CD  – Total time: 64:02
Booklet 12 pages, Italian/English/German


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Guitar Concerto in D major No. 1, op. 99
1. Allegretto
2. Andantino – alla romanza
3. Ritmico e cavalleresco

Quintet for guitar and string quartet, op. 143
4. Allegro, vivo e schietto
5. Andante mesto
6. Scherzo – Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia
7. Finale – Allegro con fuoco

Romancero Gitano for mixed choir and guitar, op. 152
8. Baladilla de los tres rios
9. La guitarra
10. Puñal
11. Procesiόn (Procesiόn, Paso, Saeta)
12. Memento
13. Baile
14. Crόtalo

Among the composers who have most closely linked their image to guitar music is surely Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who showed an innate musical aptitude at an early age and, while still very young, managed to graduate in piano and composition under Ildebrando Pizzetti. In the 1930s Castelnuovo-Tedesco was one of the best-known and most appreciated Italian composers abroad: his works were performed by musicians of the caliber of Toscanini, Piatigorsky, Casella, Heifetz, Gieseking and Segovia; and it was precisely from his friendship with the latter that a love for the guitar was born in him, an instrument to which, in the last years of his life, he entrusted his most intimate and autobiographical pages.