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Guitar Recital: Michalis Kontaxakis


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Guitar Recital: Michalis Kontaxakis

Michalis Kontaxakis, First Prize Winner in the 2005 International Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition, is considered today to be one of the leading young Greek guitarists. He studied the guitar with Vassilis Mastorakis and Costas Cotsiolis, and at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. In this recital, featuring a guitar made by Alkis, Athens, he performs the world première recording of Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring) by Joaquín Clerch, and Tárrega’s enchanting Fantasy on themes from La Traviata.

Ponce, Manuel Maria

  Guitar Sonata III
1.   I. Allegro Moderato 00:07:00
2.   II. Chanson: Andantino molto espressivo 00:03:11
3.   III. Allegro non troppo 00:05:34

Clerch, Joaquin

  Preludios de Primavera (Preludes of Spring)
4.   I. Primavera 00:03:37
5.   II. Las olas de Moncofa 00:00:32
6.   III. Homenaje a Tchaikovsky 00:01:33
7.   IV. El Adios 00:02:44
8.   V. Y si pienso en la Habana... 00:01:10
9.   VI. Souvenir de Granada 00:02:00
10.   VII. Cuando tu no estas 00:02:07

Martin, Frank

  4 Pieces breves (4 Short Pieces)
11.   I. Prelude 00:02:42
12.   II. Air 00:01:42
13.   III. Plainte 00:02:47
14.   IV. Comme une gigue 00:02:17

Krenek, Ernst

  Suite, Op. 164
15.   I. Allegro moderato 00:00:56
16.   II. Andante sostenuto 00:01:35
17.   III. Allegretto 00:00:43
18.   IV. Larghetto 00:01:40
19.   V. Allegro 00:01:11

Tárrega, Francisco

  Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's La traviata
20.   Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's La traviata 00:07:11
  Marieta!: Mazurka
21.   Marieta!: Mazurka 00:02:34
  Maria: Gavota
22.   Maria: Gavota 00:01:27

Khachaturian, Aram Il'yich

23.   Prelude 00:01:47

Total Playing Time: 00:58:00

Clerch, Joaquin; Khachaturian, Aram Il'yich; Krenek, Ernst; Martin, Frank; Ponce, Manuel Maria; Tárrega, Francisco

Kontaxakis, Michalis

Label: Naxos

Series: Laureate Series

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570191

Barcode: 747313019175

Physical Release: 08/2006

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