The Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia (1893-1987) was one of the great masters of his instrument. A self-taught player, he led the guitar to heights of technical proficiency undreamt-of and his unnumerable concerts took him to practically every country in the world. With the immense success of his transcriptions and editions, Segovia created a comprehensive repertoire of classical and modern music for the guitar in the twentieth century. He succeeded, in particular, to inspire the confidence of numerous contemporary composers in quite a new category of music for the guitar.
The present anthology contains the finest pieces from the repertoire of the unforgettable Andres Segovia with which he gained dignity and prestige for his instrument in the world of music of our time.
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI (1583-1644): Aria con Variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Chaconne; Gavotte I & II
LOUIS COUPERIN (1630-1665): Passacaglia
GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL (1685-1759): Sonata aus "8 Aylesforder Stucke"
DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757): Sonata
GEORG BENDA (1722-1795): Sonatine
JOHANN BAPTIST VANHALL (1739-1813): Cantabile; Minuetto
FERNANDO SOR (1778-1839): Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Bittendes Kind; Furchtenmachen from "Kinderszenen" Op. 15
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Walz, Op. 39, No. 8
FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849): Mazurka Op. 63, No. 3
ISAAC ALBENIZ (1860-1909): Tango Op. 165, No. 2
MANUEL PONCE (1882-1948): Sonata meridional; Theme varie et Finale; Tres canciones populares mexicanas
JOAQUIN TURINA (1882-1949): Hommage a Tarrega; Fandanguillo
FEDERICO MORENO TORROBA (1891-1987): Serenata burlesca; Suite castellana
ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897-1986): Mazurka
ANDRES SEGOVIA (1893-1987): Estudios; Estudio sin luz
MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968): Tonadilla "on the name of Andres Segovia" Op. 170, No. 5