Italian Guitar Concertos Emanuele Segre, Orchestra I Pomeriggi musicali & Carlo Boccadoro
- Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Cessate, omai cessate, RV 684:
- 1Cessate, omai cessate, RV 684: II. Ah, ch'infelice sempre (Arr. E. Segre)05:32
- Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. for Guitar & Orchestra):
- 2Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. for Guitar & Orchestra): I. Allegro giusto04:04
- 3Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. for Guitar & Orchestra): II. Largo05:23
- 4Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. for Guitar & Orchestra): III. Allegro02:34
- Mauro Giuliani (1781 - 1829): Gran quintetto, Op. 65 (Version for Guitar & String Orchestra):
- 5Gran quintetto, Op. 65 (Version for Guitar & String Orchestra): I. Introduzione01:37
- 6Gran quintetto, Op. 65 (Version for Guitar & String Orchestra): II. Tema e variazioni07:49
- 7Gran quintetto, Op. 65 (Version for Guitar & String Orchestra): III. Polonaise09:00
- Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962):
- 8The Black Owl17:51
- Carlo Boccadoro (b. 1963):
- 9Dulcis memoria II14:00
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Spain may be the ancestral home of the guitar, but Italy has produced wonderful guitarists and guitar music – witness Italian virtuoso Emanuele Segre and his new release on Delos, Italian Guitar Concertos. Segre brings his “rhythmic buoyancy,” “delicate touch,” and “persuasive playing” to a delightful programme ranging from Vivaldi and Giuliani concertos to new creations.
Beginning with an aria and concerto by Vivaldi, the father of the concerto, the album then features the Gran Quintetto by Mauro Giuliani. One of the greatest composers of music for classical guitar, Giuliani’s performances on the guitar were legendary – Giuliani knew Beethoven, who wrote guitar music especially for him. (And the piece itself is reminiscent of Beethoven, particularly the instrumental introduction.)
The album finishes with two enchanting and congenial contemporary works for guitar and orchestra: Giovanni Sollima’s dreamy The Black Owl, and Carlo Boccadoro’s haunting Dulcis memoria II.
Emanuele Segre, classical guitar
Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Carlo Boccadoro, conductor
the Italian guitarist, whom The Washington Post noted early as "a musician of immense promise" at his American debut, performs internationally in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Salzburg, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Rome, Warsaw, Seoul, Tokyo, etc.
As a soloist he has appeared with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Salvatore Accardo, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb's Soloists, the European Community Chamber Orchestra, the Slovakian Chamber Orchestra and the Süddeutsches Kammerorchester. He has also given his cooperation to the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala. His chamber music activities include duo performances with Patrick Gallois.
He has participated in international festivals such as the Marlboro Festival (USA), the Bratislava Festival (Czechoslovakia), the "Semaines Musicales de Tours", the "Festival de Radio France et Montpellier" (France), the Bregenz Festival (Austria), the "MITO SettembreMusica" International Festival, and the "Settimane Musicali Internazionali di Stresa" (Italy).
Segre has won numerous competitions, including the East & West Artists Prize in New York in 1987, which allowed him to make his debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall, and, in the same year, the Pro Musicis International Award in New York. In 1989 he was selected for the UNESCO International Rostrum of Young Performers.
Jean Françaix dedicated his concerto for guitar and orchestra to Segre, which he subsequently recorded for WERGO.
He has recorded various other CDs with DELOS, CLAVES, AMADEUS and other record companies.
Born in 1965, Segre studied under Ruggero Chiesa at the Milan Conservatory, and took his diploma with great distinction, "summa cum laude". He has attended Master Classes by Julian Bream and John Williams, as well as pursued studies in composition and violin.