Novecento Guitar Sonatas

Novecento Guitar Sonatas
Artist Cristiano Porqueddu guitar
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 9455
EAN code 5029365945523
Release July 2014

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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.

Other information:
- A fascinating survey of 20th century sonatas written for solo guitar, including 13 world premiere recordings.
- Another great and original project of guitarist Cristiano Porqueddu, “a point of Reference for the new generation of guitarists”, bringing together a wide range of guitar sonatas by Baev, Biberian, Porqueddu, Cavallone,Manén, Migot, Gilardino, Rózsa. A journey through wildly differing styles, from Impressionism to Expressionism, from the simple to the complex, from the folkloristic and descriptive to absolute music.
- “A most compelling collection placing the guitar on absolute par with other classical instruments-something to be treated seriously”, wrote Musicweb about Porqueddu’s collection of Novecento Guitar Preludes, and that applies also to this new set of sonatas, an important collection for scholars, guitarists and music lovers alike.
- Booklet features extensive work-by-work liner notes and artist biography.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 1: I. Allegretto
  2. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 1: II. Lento
  3. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 1: III. Allegretto
  4. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 2: I. Allegro
  5. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 2: II. Adagio
  6. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 2: III. Paseos y Fuga. Allegro
  7. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 3
  8. Gilbert Biberian: Sonata No. 4

Disk 2

  1. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 1: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 1: II. Adagietto ritmico
  3. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 1: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 2: I. Moderato
  5. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 2: II. Adagio non troppo
  6. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 2: III. Allegro
  7. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 3: I. Moderato
  8. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 3: II. Lento ma teso
  9. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 3: III. Allegro
  10. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 4: I. Allegro moderato
  11. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 4: II. Andante
  12. Franco Cavallone: Sonata No. 4: III. Andante mosso

Disk 3

  1. Georges Migot: Sonate pour guitare: I. Prélude
  2. Georges Migot: Sonate pour guitare: II. Allant
  3. Georges Migot: Sonate pour guitare: III. Andante
  4. Georges Migot: Sonate pour guitare: IV. Final
  5. Evgeny Anatolyevich Baev: Sonata No. 1 (Allegro - Andantino - Allegretto)
  6. Joan Manén: Fantasia-Sonata Op. A=22
  7. Alfred Uhl: Sonata Classica: I. Vivo
  8. Alfred Uhl: Sonata Classica: II. Andante, molto espressivo
  9. Alfred Uhl: Sonata Classica: III. Allegro con brio
  10. Alfred Uhl: Sonata Classica: IV. Animato
  11. Alfred Uhl: Sonata Classica: IV. Allegro (New Version)

Disk 4

  1. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 1: I. Allegro mariziale
  2. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 1: II. Andante
  3. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 1: III. Andantino quasi allegretto
  4. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 1: IV. Moderato assai ritmico
  5. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 2 “Hivern Florit”: I. Allegretto semplice
  6. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 2 “Hivern Florit”: II. Andante molto tranquillo quasi adagio
  7. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata No. 2 “Hivern Florit”: III. Allegro vivo e brillante
  8. Cristiano Porqueddu: Sonata No. 1 “Des couleurs sur la toile”: I. Les fleurs imaginaires
  9. Cristiano Porqueddu: Sonata No. 1 “Des couleurs sur la toile”: II. Chanson au crépuscule
  10. Cristiano Porqueddu: Sonata No. 1 “Des couleurs sur la toile”: III. La terre de lumières
  11. Miklós Rózsa: Sonata for Guitar, Op. 42: I. Moderato
  12. Miklós Rózsa: Sonata for Guitar, Op. 42: II. Molto moderato, quasi una canzone
  13. Miklós Rózsa: Sonata for Guitar, Op. 42: III. Allegro frenetico

Disk 5

  1. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata Mediterranea: I. I Cipressi
  2. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata Mediterranea: II. Ninna Nanna
  3. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata Mediterranea: III. Pini sul mare
  4. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata del Guadalquivir: I. Memorias
  5. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata del Guadalquivir: II. Leyendas
  6. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata del Guadalquivir: III. Lejanías
  7. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata di Lagonegro: I. Delle Campane
  8. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata di Lagonegro: II. Lauda in Santa Maria degli Angeli
  9. Angelo Gilardino: Sonata di Lagonegro: III. Levantina