Label: Capitol Records - K 83 432 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Germany • Genre: Latin, Classical, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Baroque, Flamenco
Their subsequent friendship led in to the creation of the composer's first guitar works. The following year, Segovia suggested that Castelnuovo-Tedesco write a work in honor of his countryman Luigi Boccheriniwho was well known The result was the Op.
The work is dedicated to Segoviawho contributed his expertise to the fingerings. Berlioz once observed that it is impossible to compose properly for the guitar Down By The Old Mill Stream - Dr.
Charles S. Kendall - Play-Along Chimes one is a player which he was -- Jitterbug Blues - Muddy Waters - Hard Day Blues ironically he wrote almost nothing for the instrument.
There is some truth in his contention, but with a modicum of knowledge of the instrument's physical capabilities, a composer such as Castelnuovo-Tedesco himself a pianist was able to provide challenging and rewarding entries in the guitarist's repertoire; a truly competent guitarist knows where alternate notes lie on the fingerboard and is well-equipped to leap hurdles.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Tarantella - Laurindo Almeida - Meister Der Spanischen Gitarre the present work, the connection between eighteenth and twentieth centuries is more in the vein of Stravinsky than Prokofiev ; knotty forms of tonality are contained within the archaic rhythms.
The current work opens with a highly chromatic and energetic first movement, somewhat in the tempo of a gavotte and based primarily around a rocking motif. Although in the guitar-friendly key of D major, the piece uses much barring for a sharper, less lyrical sound, further compounded by shifting meters.
A Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Tarantella - Laurindo Almeida - Meister Der Spanischen Gitarre held dolce chord on the tonic leads to the Andantino movement in G minor, melancholy in nature though alleviated somewhat midway by an allegretto section.
Another long-held D chord, this time acting as dominant, leads to the minuet, also in G minor. Here is a delightful nod to the age of elegance, the most securely tonal of the movements, with the trio in the parallel major of G. Also less tonally ambiguous than the opening sections is the vivacious perpetuum mobile of the finale, which requires great agility on the part of the player; this is brought into contrast with a more chromatic alla marcia.
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