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 Narciso Yepes  :Andres Segovia  : Goran Sollscher  :   A Baroque Guitar Weekend   CD


VIVALDI: Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 : SANZ : Suite Espanola – (9 mvts) (Narciso Yepes.): TRAD : Greensleeves- version by Francis Cutting  ( Goran Sollscher ) BACH : Allemande from Lute Suite No1 in Em  BWV 996): Sarabande and Gigue from Partita No 1 in Cm  BWV997: Sarabande And Bourree from Partita for solo violin BWV 1002: ( Andres Segovia): HANDEL: Sarabande from Suite No4 in Dm for Harpsichord HWV 437: (Andres Segovia) : WEISS: Passacaille: Tombeau sur la Mort de Mr Comte de Logy (1721) :  PACHELBEL: Suite for Harpsichord in Cm (4 Mvts) : LOGY : Suite ( 4 mvts)  (Goran Sollscher )


Narciso Yepes (Guitar), Andrés Segovia (Guitar), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)

 With the Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz,conducted by Paul Kuentz ( Vivaldi tracks only )


Deutsche Grammophon – 00289 477 5464


Here is a very interesting collection of some wonderful Baroque pieces, mostly very well known , with one or two slightly rarer works too, played by three of our most well – known guitarists

So we begin with the Vivaldi concerto for Lute and 2 violins  RV93, played by Narciso Yepes and accompanied by the Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, conducted by Paul Kuentz.This is a lively opening and a great start .

After that Yepes treats us to nine movements from Gaspar Sanz including a few well – known and some not so much so, but all superb and recorded and played effortlessly. Then perhaps the most well – known work here, if not exactly a Baroque work ( as it is definitely a Renaissance one) , the traditional work Greensleeves, firstly in its most well – known version and then in the slightly different version by Francis Cutting, played by Goran Sollscher

Then the legendary Andres Segovia plays 5 pieces from 3 different works by the great JSB, of course all wonderfully performed and very clearly recorded also. After a single piece of Handel from his 4th Harpsichord Suite, again played by Segovia , we move to the final tracks all played by Sollscher, and firstly two pieces from the wonderful writer Silvius Leopold Weiss, in my humble opinion the only Baroque composer to rival Bach, followed by 4 pieces from Pachelbel, and a final four from Logy, perhaps the least known works on the entire collection.

This was all beautifully played, and recorded and all lovely music from start to finish, and played by three of the world’s greatest ever guitarists. A lovely collection!


Chris Dumigan

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