Sunday morning music


Last Sunday we began a two-part article on the guitar concertos (and some other guitar pieces) of Mauro Giuliani.  This week we conclude that series with more outstanding performances from Pepe Romero and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

This video comprises:

  1. Concerto No.3 in F, Op.70  (0:00)
  2. Introduction, Theme with Variations and Polonaise in A, Op.65 – Introduction  (27:55)
  3. Grande Ouverture, Op.61  (47:28)
  4. La Melanconia  (55:10)
  5. Variations on a Theme of Handel, Op.107  (58:15)
  6. Variazioni Concertanti, Op.130  (1:05:44)

Modern guitar music is all very well, but there’s something innately peaceful and mentally soothing about baroque and classical music for that instrument.  Clearly, it’s intended for the highly strung!


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