Novecento Guitar Preludes

Novecento Guitar Preludes
Composer Boris Vladimirovic Asafiev, Ferenc Farkas, Henri Sauguet, Henk Badings, Manuel María Ponce
Artist Cristiano Porqueddu guitar
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 9292
EAN code 5029365929226
Release November 2012

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This collection brings together guitar preludes by Asafiev and Ponce, and includes world premiere recordings of Badings’s 12 Preludes, Sauget’s 3 Preludes and Farkas’s Exercitium Tonale. Despite their very different styles, these composers are all linked together by a single trait: none of them were guitarists.

Originally bemoaned by patron Andrés Segovia for their fiendish difficulty, Ponce’s 24 Preludes begin the compilation. Cast in each of the major and minor keys, and arranged in a circle of fifths, they are followed by Asafiev’s 12 Preludes – which, written in a single day, were probably intended as a single piece. This is also true of Bading’s ensuing 12 Preludes, as confirmed by the same harmonic progression with which the work begins and ends. From the use of contrasts that appear throughout the movements, as exemplified in the strong, primitive rhythms of ‘Yaya’, to the air of mystery and timelessness that pervades Sauguet’s offering, the compilation continues its stylistic journey, ending with Farkas’s Exercitium tonale of 1982 – a work which hints at a composer unafraid to push the performer to their limits or to be unpredictable in his use of harmony and counterpoint.

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. This is Porqueddu’s sixt recording for Brilliant Classics.

Other information:
- A fascinating survey of 20-th century Preludes for guitar solo, recorded between 11-2010 and 3-2012, Chisea della Solitudine, Nuoro, Italy, including world premiere recordings.
- Guitars: Livio Lorenzatti (2009), Giuseppe Guagliardo (2005).
- The prelude, originally an introduction to a more complex form (for instance a fugue), started living its own independent life with J.S. Bach, and developed in the 19-th century into a relatively short (roughly between half and five minutes) character piece in free form. Famous examples are the preludes of Chopin.
- Cristiano Porqueddu is one of the world’s best and most adventurous guitarists, his previous recordings for Brilliant Classics of Barrios (BC 9204), Gilardino (BC 8886) and Sor (BC 9205) having won high praise from the international press.
- Includes booklet notes on each of the pieces.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. 12 Preludes: Prelude I
  2. 12 Preludes: Prelude II
  3. 12 Preludes: Prelude III
  4. 12 Preludes: Prelude IV
  5. 12 Preludes: Prelude V
  6. 12 Preludes: Prelude VI
  7. 12 Preludes: Prelude VII
  8. 12 Preludes: Prelude VIII
  9. 12 Preludes: Prelude IX
  10. 12 Preludes: Prelude X
  11. 12 Preludes: Prelude XI
  12. 12 Preludes: Prelude XII
  13. 24 Preludes: Prelude in C
  14. 24 Preludes: Prelude in A Minor
  15. 24 Preludes: Prelude in G
  16. 24 Preludes: Prelude in E Minor
  17. 24 Preludes: Prelude in D
  18. 24 Preludes: Prelude in B Minor
  19. 24 Preludes: Prelude in A
  20. 24 Preludes: Prelude in F-Sharp Minor
  21. 24 Preludes: Prelude in E
  22. 24 Preludes: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
  23. 24 Preludes: Prelude in B
  24. 24 Preludes: Prelude in G-Sharp Minor
  25. 24 Preludes: Prelude in F-Sharp
  26. 24 Preludes: Prelude in D-Sharp Minor
  27. 24 Preludes: Prelude in D-Flat
  28. 24 Preludes: Prelude in B-Flat Minor
  29. 24 Preludes: Prelude in F
  30. 24 Preludes: Prelude in D Minor
  31. 24 Preludes: Prelude in B-Flat
  32. 24 Preludes: Prelude in G Minor
  33. 24 Preludes: Prelude in E-Flat
  34. 24 Preludes: Prelude in C Minor
  35. 24 Preludes: Prelude in A-Flat
  36. 24 Preludes: Prelude in F Minor

Disk 2

  1. 12 Preludes: I. Intrada
  2. 12 Preludes: II. Interludio
  3. 12 Preludes: III. Canon
  4. 12 Preludes: IV. Yaya
  5. 12 Preludes: V. Tricinium
  6. 12 Preludes: VI. Utopia
  7. 12 Preludes: VII. Fuga
  8. 12 Preludes: VIII. Bicinium
  9. 12 Preludes: IX. Scherzo
  10. 12 Preludes: X. Arpeggio
  11. 12 Preludes: XI. Canzonetta
  12. 12 Preludes: XII. Rasgueado Finale
  13. 3 Preludes: I. Prélude la mélancolie
  14. 3 Preludes: II. Prélude au souvenir
  15. 3 Preludes: III. Prélude aux gestes

Disk 3

  1. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude I: Intrada
  2. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude II
  3. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude III
  4. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude IV
  5. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude V
  6. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude VI
  7. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude VII: Una melodia semplice
  8. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude VIII
  9. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude IX: Gigue
  10. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude X
  11. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XI
  12. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XII: Cavatina
  13. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XIII
  14. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XIV
  15. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XV
  16. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XVI
  17. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XVII
  18. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XVIII
  19. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XIX
  20. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XX
  21. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XXI
  22. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XXII
  23. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XXIII
  24. Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes): Prelude XXIV