June 10, 2009 "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
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"
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Program ID# 09-D65-00023
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
Weiss: Lute Concerto in d minor
Richard Stone, lute
Tempesta di Mare
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
Warlock/Russ: Capriol Suite
Christopher Parkening, guitar
Acad. St. Martin in-the-Fields
Iona Brown, Director
Lennon/McCartney/Brouwer: Eleanor Rigby
Manuel Barruece, guitar
London Symphony Orch.
Jeremy Lubbock, cond.
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