Giuliani and Sor


Recorded: February 1-3, & March 22-24, 1974
Location: Wardour Chapel (Chapel of All Saints) at Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, Dorset, England
Instrument: Guitar- José Romanillos, 1973
Producer: James Burnett
Recording Engineer: John W. Bower
Label: RCA Red Seal
Released: October 1974


  • Mauro Giuliani: LE Rossiniane No. 3, Op.121
  • Mauro Giuliani: LE Rossiniane No. 1, Op. 119
  • Fernando Sor: Grand Sonata In C, Op.25 - Andante largo; Allegro non troppo
  • Fernando Sor: Grand Sonata In C, Op.25 - Andantino grazioso
  • Fernando Sor: Grand Sonata In C, Op.25 - Minuetto & Trio; Allegro


LP
Giuliani and Sor (original LP release)

RCA Red Seal

Reissues:
LP/CD

None known

Compilations:

LP

None know


CD

THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION -VOLUME 2 (compilation)
BMG Released 2000
The selection from Giuliani and Sor included in this CD compilation is Sor's "Grand Sonata In C, Op.25 - Andantino grazioso"

THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM
RCA Red Seal. 886972134024. Released  2008
The selection from Giuliani and Sor included in this CD compilation is Giuliani's Rossiniana :

no. 1, op. 119".

Compilation CD Box Sets:


JULIAN BREAM EDITION - THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (box set compilation)
RCA/BMG Music. Released 1993. 
Disc

THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION -CLASSICAL GUITAR ANTHOLOGY (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Entertainment. Released 2013.
Disc 23 - Giuliani and Sor

Webmaster's note:

Past due acknowledgements for the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).


In the GFA Soundboard Volume 2, No. 1, 1975, the publication expressed feeling somewhat slighted by that lack of acknowledgement from Julian Bream after recording the Giuliani pieces provided by the organization's archivist. 


"In the autumn of 1973, Julian Bream came to Cleveland on a concert tour, requested to examine some Giuliani pieces and spent several hours at the home of the archivist reading through the music. He ultimately asked for and was provided with copies of three Rossinianes of Giuliani (operatic potpourris based on themes of Rossini), including Op. 119 and 121. This fall, a year later, behold! The latest Bream, "Sor Grand Sonata Op. 25, Giuliani Le Rossiniane." It contains considerably edited versions of Giuliani's Op. 119 and 121, superbly recorded, but unfortunately without a word of acknowledgement of the GFA's help in providing copies of the music."


To the GFA, I'm sure it was an oversight on the part of Julian Bream.  On behalf of julianbreamguitar.com, thank you for providing the music that led Bream to create an exquisite recording that Giuliani would be proud of.


If you are interested in finding out how exactly did Julian Bream reconstruct Giuliani's Rossiniane that appeared on this recording then you need to locate the article below.


The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
RECONSTRUCTING THE ROSSINIANE OF GUILIANI/BREAM
A FEATURE RECORD REVIEW by Thomas F. Heck
1977, Volume 4, No. 1, p. 47-48
A very extensive analysis on how Bream took liberties by making cuts and substitutions in the arrangements of the original editions to create a final interpretation that makes "the total experience as meaningful as possible both to the performers and to the audience".

Thomas Heck of the GFA provided Bream with the original editions. Heck invited Bream to his home to look through the music and Bream preceded to play through the music for hours at the author's home before asking for a copy.

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