¡GUITARRA! THE GUITAR IN SPAIN (1 CD compilation along with new material )
RCA Red Seal. 6206-2-RC . Released 1987
The 2 disc CD release above had very limited distribution and a 1 disc CD release of ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain was the version primarily available in most regions. All the new recording for this album were included but only a hand full or the compilation selections were included due to the space limitations of one CD
Absent from the 1 disc CD release of the ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain is
-Sor's "Sonata in D, Op. 14 (Gran Solo),"
-Tárrega's "Study in A,"
-Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez II Adagio,"
No known LP reissues known
¡GUITARRA! THE GUITAR IN SPAIN (2 CD compilation includes all the selections on LP )
RCA Red Seal. R30C1001/2. Japan. Released 1986
THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION -CLASSICAL GUITAR ANTHOLOGY (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Entertainment. Released 2013.
Disc 36: ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain
Due to the availability of all the pieces from side 3 and 4 of the original LP on their respective CD releases for the Music of Spain, the new Complete RCA Album Collection omits them from the ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain disc in order to avoid repeated recordings throughout the box set.
Listen to album on YouTube.
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Compilation CD Box Sets:
JULIAN BREAM EDITION - THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (box set compilation)
RCA/BMG Music. Released 1993.
Disc (vol.) 27 - Music of Spain: Guitarra (JBE)
All the selections found on side 1 and 2 are included in this disc. Additionally, the 3 Tárrega pieces found on side 3 are also included. Finally 2 Sor pieces from Baroque Guitar.
This LP had a cassette format release with a very handsome presentation.
Box case with booklet and 2 cassettes.
THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM (2 CD compilation)
RCA Red Seal. 855289124 / 0888837469623. Released 2013
The only selections included from the LP album above in this compilation were Mudarra's "Fantasia X" and Sanz' "Canarios".
THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION -VOLUME 2 (compilation)
BMG Released 2000
The only selection included from the LP album above in this compilation was Boccherini's "Fandango".
¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain
Original LP : CRC2-5417 released in March 1985
Producer: James Burnett.
Recording Engineer: John W. Bower
The LP was released as a companion to the 8 part Channel 4 TV series ¡Guitarra! A Musical Journey Through Spain. All the pieces on side 1 and 2 of the original double LP were recorded a year or so earlier at the Wardour Chapel at Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, Dorset in England on September 30, 1983 and April 22, 1984. Most of the pieces on side 1 and 2 had already been recorded earlier by Bream as a part of Music of Spain, vol. 1but they had been recorded on a lute. The lute was played in the rest of Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods but the instrument never appeared to have a significant presence in Spain. Mr. Bream decided that it would be significantly more appropriate if these early pieces were played and re-recorded on their intended instrument. Sides 3 and 4 of the double LP are comprised of recordings that were pulled from earlier LP releases in the Music of Spain series. The three Tárrega pieces, along with a hand full of other Tárrega pieces not on this LP, were recorded during the Music of Spain period as well. The additional Tárrega pieces did not surface until a few years later on La Guitarra Romantica 1991 (likely meant to be volume 6 of the Music of Spain series). The Granados and Albeniz pieces were taken from the previously released Music of Spain, vol. 5. The Tórroba, Turina and de Falla pieces were taken from the previously released Music of Spain, vol. 7and the Rodrigo piece was taken from Music of Spain, vol. 8 also previously released. Due to the availability of all the pieces from side 3 and 4 of the original LP on their respective CD releases for the Music of Spain, the new Complete RCA Album Collection omits them from the ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain disc in order to avoid repeated recordings throughout the box set.
Absent from the original 1 disc CD release of the ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain in 1985 is the Boccherini's "Fandango," Sor's "Sonata in D, Op. 14 (Gran Solo)," Tarrega's "Study in A," Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez II Adagio," and Albeniz's "Cordoba." Aside from the Bocherini, all others were available on there respective CD releases for the Music of Spain volumes stated above.
A 2 disc Japanese release contained all of the LP selections.
It does not appear that Julian Bream ever got around to recording a vol. 2 or 3 for the Music of Spain series. These would have likely included the early and later Baroque period of Spanish music (vihuela and baroque guitar pieces) but at least he recorded a handful for this album and on an earlier album called Baroque Guitar.
Alonso Mudarra: Fantasía XIV, (on renaissance guitar )
Luis de Milán: Fantasía XXII (on vihuela )
Luis de Narváez: La Canción del Emperador (on vihuela )
Luys de Narváez: Diferencias de 'Conde Claros' para guitar (on vihuela )
Alonso Mudarra: Fantasía X (on vihuela )
Gaspar Sanz: Galliardas (on baroque guitar)
Gaspar Sanz: Passacalles (on baroque guitar)
Gaspar Sanz: Canarios (on baroque guitar)
Francisco Guerau: Poema Harmonico- Villano (on baroque guitar)
Francisco Guerau: Poema Harmonico- Canario (on baroque guitar)
Santiago de Murcia: Prelude y Allegro para Guitar (on baroque guitar)
Luigi Boccherini(arr. Bream): Guitar Quintet, G. 448, Fandango
Fernando Sor: Gran Solo- Sonata en D, Op. 14- Introducción y Allegro
Dionisio Aguado: Piesas para Guitarra, Rondo In A Menor, Op. 2/3
Fernando Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 01-Introducción: Andante largo
Fernando Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 02-Tema: Andante moderato
Fernando Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 03-Variaciones 1 to 5
Francisco Tárrega: Estudio en A major
Francisco Tárrega: Preludio en A menor
Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Enrique Granados: La Maja De Goya
Enrique Granados: Danza Española #5
Isaac Albéniz: Cádiz
Isaac Albéniz: Córdoba
Federico Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina In A - 1. Alegretto
Joaquin Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36
Manuel de Falla: Homenaje Por Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
Manuel de Falla: Danza del Molinero (The Miller's Dance)
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Adagio
***All Instruments by José Romanillos
All pieces on side 1 are edited by Julian Bream except for the Boccherini.
The Boccherini was arranged by Bream for two guitars. He plays both guitar parts the second being overdubbed over the first.
THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM
RCA Red Seal. 886972134024. Released 2008
The only selections included from the LP album above in this compilation were
Sanz' "Galliardas" and "Canarios", Guerau's "Villano" and "Canario", Aguado's "Rondo brillant : no. 3 in D major, op. 2/3" and Sor's "Variations on a theme of Mozart : op. 9.
MUSIC OF SPAIN - COMPLETE COLLECTIONS (box set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Released 2005
CD 5: All the selections found on side 1 and 2 are included in this disc. Additionally, 2 Sor peices from Baroque Guitar.