Guitar Department Student Recital

    The Curtis Institute of Music classical guitar department was co-founded by David Starobin and Jason Vieaux in 2011. The program:

    Weber: “Die Zeit,” Op.13, No.5
    Weber: Canzonetta, Op. 29, No. 2

    Seongwo Woo, tenor; Xiaobo Pu, guitar
    Carl Maria von Weber was a German composer of the Romantic era.
    Die Zeit (“Es sitzt die Zeit”), song for voice and guitar was composed in 1810 and Canzonetta, Op. 29, No. 2 was composed a year later in 1811. He was well admired for his opera compositions.

    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Tempo di siciliane from Sonatina Canonica, Op. 196
    Hao Yang, guitar; David Starobin, guitar
    This modern piece by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was composed in 1961. Tempo di siciliane is the second movement of Sonatina Canonica, Op. 196.

    Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Un Sueño en la Floresta
    Hao Yang, guitar
    Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios Mangoréé wrote Un Sueño en la Floresta “a dream in the forest” between 1918 and 1920. This piece illustrates Mangoré high esteem for the Paraguayan landscape and traditions.

    Isaac Albéniz: “Asturias,” from Suite española No. 1
    Hao Yang, guitar
    “Asturias,” from Suite española No. 1 was originally composed for solo piano. The guitar version has become a very popular in the classical guitar repertoire.

    Jean “Django” Reinhardt: Nuages
    arr. Roland Dyens

    Xiaobo Pu, guitar; William Karns, double bass; Zubin Hathi, percussion
    Born to a gypsy family in 1910, Jean “Django” Reinhardt is considered by some one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Roland Dyens was a classical guitarist, composer and arranger. Dyens adds his touches throughout but keeps Django’s flavor of the piece.

    Regondi: Introduction et caprice, Op. 23
    Hao Yang, guitar
    Giulio Regondi was a classical guitarist and composer that live between 1823 and 1872. He was considered a child prodigy of the guitar. Introduction et caprice, Op. 23 consist of an introduction and a caprice and is describe as very romantic and peaceful.

    Radamés Gnattali: Sonata for Cello and Guitar
    Chen Cao, cello; Alec Holcomb, guitar
    Radamés Gnattali is a Brazilian composer of both classical and popular music. Gnattali brings folk elements from Brazilian music to this Sonata for Cello and Guitar. The combination of cello and guitar is a tough one. Gnattali explores the possibilities of dialogue between the two instruments.

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