Easy Studies for Guitar, Vol. 3

Easy Studies for Guitar, Vol. 3
Artist Cristiano Porquedduguitar
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 95828
EAN code 5028421958286
Release March 2020

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This double CD is the third and last volume of Easy Studies for Guitar. The aim of the series has been to collect original works for the guitar by 20th- and 21st-century composers that fulfil didactic functions as well as being entertaining to play and listen to. Many of the studies here are receiving their first recordings, and the pieces by Biberian, Cavallone and Franco are so far unpublished.

Music by the Belgian organist and composer Jean Absil (1893–1974) shows the influence of Wagner in the same way as his better-known compatriot Franck, and he absorbed the music of Milhaud and Schoenberg during his time in Paris. However, the Pièces Caractéristiques of 1964 capture a piece of sunshine no less than the folk- inspired Sei Canzoni Ebraiche by Cavallone or the Sette Aphorismi of Franco, even while certain movements exploit the more mysterious, nocturnal character of the guitar. The idea for Brèves de Pupitre sprang from Olivier Chassain’s work as a teacher, arising from his students’ basic technical needs or flaws – as well as his own.

Cristiano Porqueddu is a distinguished editor and composer as well as performer, and he has selected an especially attractive set of Ten Studies for Guitar from among the many unpublished works by Gilbert Biberian, a British composer/guitarist born in 1944. Perhaps the set’s most intrigiong rarity comes from the gifted Viennese composer Ferdinand Rebay, active in the early decades of the last century, and featured on a couple of previous Brilliant Classics albums; though himself a pianist rather a guitarist, he was encouraged to turn to the guitar by a fellow-professor and also by his guitar-playing niece; he eventually composed around 600 pieces for the instrument, including these Ten Little Songs without Words.

This is the 3rd volume of “Easy Studies for Guitar”, a successful concept compiled by master guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu.
This third volume of “Easy Studies for Guitar” continues to focus on lesser-known original compositions for the guitar of the 20th and 21st century that lend themselves to teaching purposes. The aim is to develop the awareness of musical styles and structures beyond the restrictions of Classical Music, in terms of harmony, rhythm and a wide range of timbres.
Included in this 2-CD set are works by Oscar Bellomo, Alfredo Franco, Gilbert Biberian, Oliver Chassain, Franco Cavellone, Ulf Ahnslund, Franco Margola, Iván Patachich, Jean Absil, Ferdinand Rebay, Anton Stingl.
Cristiano Porqueddu is one of today’s foremost guitarists. Critics call him “A reference point for a new generation of musicians”. His recent Carnegie Hall recital was a triumph: “he has the vision and fortitude to forge a new and substantial path by discovering, recording and performing great works that have been largely ignored” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). His Brilliant classics discography is substantial and impressive and includes works by Barrios, Sor, Gilardino, and many others.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: I. Lento, cantabile ed espressivo
  2. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: II. Allegro moderato
  3. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: III. Adagio meditative
  4. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: IV. Rapido, ben animato
  5. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: V. Andante malinconico
  6. Oscar Bellomo: Ilencios: VI. Allegretto con moto
  7. Alfredo Franco: Sette aforismi: I. Disteso
  8. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: II. Leggero
  9. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: III. Etereo
  10. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: IV. Lento
  11. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: V. Leggero
  12. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: VI. Etereo
  13. John Bedyngham: Sette aforismi: VII. Disteso
  14. Gilbert Biberian: Etude for Chords No. 17
  15. Gilbert Biberian: Etude for Chords No. 19
  16. Gilbert Biberian: Etude for Chords No. 32
  17. Gilbert Biberian: Etude No. 16
  18. Gilbert Biberian: Etude No. 21
  19. Gilbert Biberian: Etude No. 28
  20. Gilbert Biberian: Etude No. 32
  21. Gilbert Biberian: RH Etude No. 24
  22. Gilbert Biberian: RH Etude No. 26
  23. Gilbert Biberian: RH Etude No. 36
  24. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: I. In modo exotico
  25. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: II. In modo di keur moussa
  26. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: III. Placido
  27. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: IV. In modo blues
  28. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: V. Mesto
  29. Olivier Chassain: Brèves de pupitre: VI. Con scioltezza, agile
  30. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: I. Hinne' ma tov
  31. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: II. Vihda'h Le 'Olam Teshev
  32. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: III. Kesheharrabbì Shar
  33. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: IV. Ro'e' Vero'a'
  34. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: V. Yafutzu Oyevecha
  35. Franco Cavallone: Sei canzoni Ebraiche: VI. Hevenu shalom
  36. Ulf Göran Ahslund: Suite No. 1: I – Preludium, II - Brudmarsch, III – Brudvals, IV - Trollmors vaggbisa, V – Postludium

Disk 2

  1. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: I. Studio I
  2. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: II. Novelletta I
  3. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: III. Studio II
  4. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: IV. Novelletta II
  5. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: V. Improvviso
  6. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: VI. Preludio
  7. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: VII. Arietta
  8. Franco Margola: Otto pezzi facili per chitarra: VIII. Raccontino
  9. Ivan Patachich: Gyermekdalok gitárra – Vol. 2: I. Pilike tánca
  10. Ivan Patachich: Gyermekdalok gitárra – Vol. 2: II. Táncdal
  11. Ivan Patachich: Gyermekdalok gitárra – Vol. 2: III. Bölcsodal
  12. Ivan Patachich: Gyermekdalok gitárra – Vol. 2: IV. A páratlan táncos
  13. Ivan Patachich: Gyermekdalok gitárra – Vol. 2: V. Dudások
  14. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: I. Prélude
  15. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: II. Invention
  16. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: III. Pastorale
  17. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: IV. Humoresque
  18. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: V. Valse
  19. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: VI. Cantilène
  20. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: VII. Scherzo
  21. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: VIII. Chant su soir
  22. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: IX. Pavane
  23. Jean Absil: Pièces caractéristiques: X. Tarantelle
  24. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: I. Zart bewegt
  25. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: II. Massiges Zeitmass
  26. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: III. Der Kuckuck
  27. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: IV. Leicht bewegt
  28. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: V. Kleine Ballade
  29. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: VI. Jagdlied
  30. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: VII. Ein kleines Stimmungsbildh
  31. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: VIII. Leicht bewegt
  32. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: IX. Kleine Studie
  33. Ferdinand Rebay: 10 kleine Lieder ohne Worte: X. Ein ganz kleiner Spass
  34. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: I. Vorspiel
  35. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: II. Menuett
  36. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: III. Zwiegespiel
  37. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: IV. Tanz
  38. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: V. Gesang zur Nacht
  39. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: VI. Alemannisches Lied mit Variation
  40. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: VII. Zwiegespiel
  41. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: VIII. Wie eine Mazurka
  42. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: IX. Wiegenlied
  43. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: X. Marsch
  44. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: XI. Lied in der Dämmerung
  45. Anton Stingl: 12 Leichte Stücke, Op. 15c: XII. Langsamer Walzer