Gangi: Music for Guitar Alessandro Minci

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  • Mario Gangi (1923 - 2010):
  • 1Jennifer01:56
  • 2Blues02:30
  • 3Fiaba01:14
  • 4Preludio a Eva01:54
  • 5Con tanta tenerezza01:39
  • 6Sonatina in stile antico02:14
  • 7Berceuse per Sara02:26
  • 8Ricordo01:29
  • 9Incantevole01:26
  • 10Ninna nanna a pabù01:39
  • 11Canzone breve01:10
  • 12Sara01:41
  • 13Raccontino01:46
  • 14Gavottina01:23
  • 15Marianne01:36
  • 16Piccola balata01:30
  • 17Melodietta01:04
  • 18La pianola01:13
  • 19Crepuscolo01:52
  • 20Panoramica03:29
  • Total Runtime35:11

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Mario Gangi (1923-2010) was among the pre-eminent Italian guitarists of his generation. Born in Rome to a professional jazz-musician father, Gangi graduated from the city’s Accademia della Santa Cecilia and soon followed in his father’s footsteps as both an orchestral bassist (with the local radio orchestra) and a guitarist. This latter career took off in the 50s: Gangi gave several important first performances of concertos by the likes of Petrassi and even Giuliani. A distinguished discography bears testament to a supremely fluent technician whose gifts as a shaper of melody are reflected in these brief songs for guitar on this album.

According to the guitarist Alessandro Minci, these songs explore the most intimate and sensitive side of Gangi’s output for the guitar, combining jazz, classical and popular idioms in an entirely personal voice and one which speaks with the eclectic, cosmopolitan spirit of his age. The album thus makes an essential complement to the Brilliant Classics issue of the 22 Studies (BC95204) drawn from the third volume of Gangi’s influential guitar method. Several of them evoke natural landscapes; others cast wistful glances back at childhood, at the Baroque heritage of his instrument, and at past loves and passions.

This is Minci’s debut on Brilliant Classics. His experience in crossing musical boundaries and linking pop and classical idioms includes previous albums with the Trio Rhapsody, which he founded some years ago. Having studied in Italy, Minci now pursues a distinguished international career and leads the Note Classiche guitar festival.

Mario Gangi (1923-2010) was one of the most important protagonists of the guitar in 20th century Italy. A performer of world rank he also did extensive scholarly work to promote the publication and performances of contemporary guitar works. Gangi’s compositions for guitar deal with every technical aspect of the guitar technique: scales, arpeggios, repeated notes, polyphony, melodic use of the thumb. The music is inspired by 20th century elements of Jazz, Latin-America, and the European guitar tradition, music written by a warm and deeply feeling person with a passion for his instrument.

Played with virtuosity and obvious love by the Italian guitarist Alessandro Minci.

Alessandro Minci, classical guitar

Alessandro Minci
studied at the Conservatory of Music A. Casella of 'Aquila. He graduated with honors under the guidance of M ° Massimo Delle Cese and graduated in Teaching of Instrumental Music at the Conservatory of Music "Licinio Refice" in Frosinone. Alessandro has performed in National and International events such as Las Vegas - USA, Aranda de Duero - Spain, Syracuse Guitar Festival, Festival of the two cities, Fiuggi Guitar Festival, Festival of Villa Celiera, Moysicos Guitar Festival, concerts Via Puglia, Art In sound, United States, Russia, and France.

Minci, is also a soloist and is recognized in Chamber ensembles in which he preforms in Mandolin Club Costantino Bertucci and Millennium Guitar Duo. Since 2000, he founded and is the Artistic Director of the Guitar Festival "Classical Notes" (International Guitar Festival City of Cassino) Here, he assembles International guitar competition "City of Cassino." In September 2005, Alessandro founded TRIO RHAPSODY with whom he published CD by the International label GUITART.

He has attended master classes with Leo Brouwer, Costas Cotsiolis, Gabriel Guillen, Dale Kavanagh, Eduardo Isaac, Aniello Desiderio. With his passion of music, Professor Minci began teaching in 2007 at (nome della scuola qui) Middle Schools to Address Music.

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