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July 2, 2008 "Revisions"
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features musical revisions: works by one composer than have been changed, adapted, completed, or revised by another composer.

The program begins with "Song of the Emperor" of Luys de Narvaez (1538). This vihuela adaptation of Josquin Des Pres's (1450-1521) "Mille Regretz" was supposedly a favorite song of emperor Charles V (1500-1558).

All that survive of the four known lute concerti of Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750) are the solo lute parts. Lutenist Richard Stone, using only musical material taken from these surviving lute parts, has recreated stunningly authentic-sounding orchestral parts from this material to recreate how these concerti probably sounded. He is heard with his group Tempesta di Mare.

A mainstay of the student repertoire, the etudes of Fernando Sor (1778-1839) are well-known to beginning guitarists. French-Tunisian guitarist-composer Roland Dyens (b. 1955) adapted several of these for guitar and string quartet.

Peter Warlock's ( 1894-1930) "Capriol Suite" for string orchestra was based on dances from the "Orchesographie" (1589) by Thoinot Arbeau. In the 1990's, film orchestrator Patrick Russ adapted a version of "Capriol Suite" for guitar and strings.

The program ends with Leo Brouwer's (b. 1939) arrangement of the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby" by Lennon/McCartney.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 1300 Eastern Time digital stereo channel: A68.1

Program ID# 08-D65-00027
Title: Revisions
Total length: 58:57

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:57


Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)


Luys de Narvaez: Song of the Emperor
Massimo Lonardi, vihuela (Agora 195.1)
Weiss: Lute Concerto in d minor
Richard Stone, lute Tempesta di Mare (Chandos 0707)
Sor/Dyens: Etudes
Roland Dyens, guitar Arthur Leblanc Quartet (Atma Classique 2397)
Ponce/Ubach: Quartet for guitar & string
Enno Vorhorst, guitar Heleen Hurst, violin Edith van Moergastel, viola Hans Woudenberg, cello (Ottavo 59867)
Warlock/Russ: Capriol Suite
Christopher Parkening, guitar Acad. St. Martin in-the-Fields Iona Brown, Director (EMI 550522)
Lennon/McCartney/Brouwer: Eleanor Rigby
Manuel Barruece, guitar London Symphony Orch. Jeremy Lubbock, cond. (EMI 5562282)


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