Virtuoso Performances by Christopher Parkening


Artist: Christopher Parkening Running Time: 95 Minutes
Category: Performance Label: Hal Leonard Publishing
Format: DVD


ITEM: 04718
Price: $24.99


This DVD features performances and career highlights from classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening (filmed in 1971, 1973, 1998 and 2003). Viewers can watch feature titles in their entirety or select individual works. The DVD also includes an informational booklet.


Christopher Parkening Distinguished Artist Award, 2003

The University of Michigan honored Christopher Parkening as its 2003 Distinguished Artist in an evening dedicated to his artistry and career. This 10-minute production, created by Joseph Yunkman, is a retrospective of Christopher's storied career.

Camera Three Presents Christopher Parkening, 1971

Early in his career, WCBS-TV in New York City recorded this half-hour color television show with Christopher and the CBS Chamber Orchestra. Included are works by Albeniz, Mudarra, J.S. Bach, Rodrigo, and Villa-Lobos.

Christopher Parkening in Recital, 1973

This half hour PBS television specials contains archival footage of a Christopher Parkening recital filmed in 1973 at Michigan State University. It features works by J.S. Bach, Ravel, Debussy, and Lauro, among others.

A Celebration of Segovia, 1998

This 14-minute documentary originally was created to be shown at live concert venues with Christopher Parkening performing the "Celebration of Segovia" program. Included are works by J.S. Bach, Torroba, Albeniz, Tarrega and Ponce.

Bonus: The Paris Film, ca. 1950

This disc has been expanded to include rare black and white film footage of Andres Segovia, produced in the early 1950s. The 13-minute production with Eiffel Tower as a backdrop features four performances filmed at the height of the great Spanish guitarist's career and popularity.

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