Sainz de la Maza: Complete Music for Guitar

Sainz de la Maza: Complete Music for Guitar
Composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, Regino Sainz de la Maza
Artist Salvatore Fortunato guitar
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 95417
EAN code 5028421954172
Release June 2021

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Brothers Regino (1896-1981) and Eduardo (1903-1982) Sainz de la Maza were arguably the greatest exponents of the guitar in the 20th century. This exceptional recording highlights the great differences in their music, and thereby also the versatility of the guitar, able to inspire such contrasting expressions from two composers belonging to the same time, the same nation, even the same family.
Regino’s virtuosic spirit was apparent from the start, and in a short time his technical skill had made him a fixture in concert halls across Spain, and by the end of the 1920s Regino already had toured Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany and England. In 1930 he accepted a post as guitar teacher at the Madrid Conservatory, and in 1940 he premiered the famous Concierto de Aranjuez, dedicated to him by its composer, Joaquín Rodrigo. Regino’s own works are characterised by a strong national character: his ‘Zapateado’, ‘Seguidilla’, ‘Rondeña’ and ‘El Vito’ are a ‘manifesto’ of 20th-century Spanish guitar composition, with writing that is always idiomatic – ‘made to measure’ for the guitarist.
Regino’s younger brother, Eduardo, has a completely different style and character. As a youth, Eduardo was overwhelmed by Regino’s talent and decided to study cello instead at conservatory and play guitar only privately. He would give up the cello in 1930 and finally devote himself to the guitar, but with an introverted personality unlike his brother’s he had retired from the concert stage by 1960, devoting himself entirely to teaching and composition. Stylistically also very different from his brother, Eduardo’s music does not rely on virtuosity, but is instead rich in harmony, combining Spanish nationalism with jazz and, above all, impressionism.

The bilingual booklet contains liner notes by the artist in English and Italian on the composers and their music, as well as a biography of the artist
Salvatore Fortunato plays a guitar by Leonardo De Gregorio (2013)
Born in Burgo Eduardo and Regino Sainz de la Maza studied with masters like Daniel Fortea and Eugenio Rodríguez Pascual. Regino, the most extravert of the two, developed a highly successful career as a performer, he made international tours to several continents and was in close contact with celebrities like Miguel Llobet, Andrés Segovia and Salvador Dalí. He was the dedicatee and gave the world premiere of Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez.
Eduardo Sainz de la Maza dedicated his life to teaching and composing for the guitar. His style is in the Spanish Folklore tradition, but with influences of Jazz and Impressionism.
This 2-CD set presents the complete guitar works by the two brothers Sainz de la Maza, played with dedication and a true feeling for the style by the Italian guitarist Salvatore Fortunato, a winner of several international guitar competitions, who recently made a successful recording for Brilliant Classics of guitar music by Dilermando Reis.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Alegrias
  2. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Zapateado
  3. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Cantilena
  4. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Seguidilla-Sevillana
  5. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Scherzo
  6. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Preludio-Studio
  7. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Solea
  8. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Rondeña
  9. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Cuatro obras originales: I. Baile de muñecas
  10. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Cuatro obras originales: II. Meditacion
  11. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Cuatro obras originales: III. Recuerdo
  12. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Cuatro obras originales: IV. Minueto
  13. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Estudio en la menor
  14. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Petenera
  15. Regino Sainz de la Maza: La frontera de dios: I. Albada y paisaje
  16. Regino Sainz de la Maza: La frontera de dios: II. Meditación
  17. Regino Sainz de la Maza: La frontera de dios: III. Idilio
  18. Regino Sainz de la Maza: La frontera de dios: IV. Romancillo de María Belén
  19. Regino Sainz de la Maza: La frontera de dios: V. Sacrificio
  20. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Estudio-Scherzo
  21. Regino Sainz de la Maza: Canciones castellanas
  22. Regino Sainz de la Maza: El vito
  23. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Laberinto
  24. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: I. Platero
  25. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: II. El loco
  26. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: III. La azotea
  27. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: IV. Darbón
  28. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: V. Paseo
  29. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: VI. La tortuga
  30. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: VII. La muerte
  31. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Platero y yo: VIII. A platero en su tierra

Disk 2

  1. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Bolero
  2. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: 3 Stücke für Gitarre: I. Rondalla
  3. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: 3 Stücke für Gitarre: II. Pieza sin titulo
  4. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: 3 Stücke für Gitarre: III. Pieza sin titulo
  5. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Preludio
  6. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Añoranza lejana
  7. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Confidencia
  8. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Homenaje a la guitara
  9. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Homenaje a Toulouse-Lautrec
  10. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Homenaje a Haydn
  11. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Habanera
  12. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Evocación criolla
  13. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Soñando caminos
  14. Eduardo Sainz de la Maza: Campanas del alba