What would be your DREAM Recital Program?
Let's imagine that you have the chance to craft your IDEAL Recital program!
What would be on the program?
WHY would the pieces be on the program?
Don't feel limited by your own playing capabilities, let your imagination go WILD!
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a Bach suite with a beautiful fugue would be ideal. PFA is nearly perfect for that. Invocacion y danza. Rossiniana no. 4.
I’ll add more ideas as I go. I saw John Williams perform what was a nearly ideal program at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall around 20 years ago. It was essentially a double recital. One full program of Bach and Scarlatti and another program of all of the South American guitar masterpieces
I love this question, Martin! I'd go through the ages from Renaissance to Modern...Let's see...
Fantasia #7 - Downland
La Muzette - de Visee
Mysterious Barricades - Couperin
Gavotte and Rondeau - BWV 1006
Variations on a Theme by Mozart - Sor
Prelude #1 - Ponce
Song of the Wildrose - Linneman
Three Blues - Charlie Byrd
Valse Des Loges - Dyens
El Decameron Negro - Brouwer
For an encore I'd play - Spatter The Dew - Anonymous
Eastern European pieces such as Miroslav Tadic, Dusan Bogdanovic, Vojislav Ivanovic, and Atanas Ourkouzounov for the first half.
Latin American repertoire such as Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Nazareth, Barrios, etc. for second half.
It doesn’t really have a theme, so maybe it’s a bit boring.
I do really like the mix of Bach and Piazzolla program Zoran Dukic has done.
Very evocative suggestion, Martin. I don’t have one ideal program because I have, like in visual arts, phases of different colours and spheres. At the moment I’m in impressionism, so Mompou and Asencio will be on my list , as well as some eternals like Tarrega, Sor or Mertz. Ponce’s incredible 3rd sonata. But I do have my baroque moments too. And Ponce’s Folia variations would fit in there.
Has anyone here heard Zoran Dukic’ program where he is alternating Bach with Piazzolla? This was so great, imho its the summit of good programming!
Honestly, I don't have one dream recital program but SEVERAL dream recital programs currently im working on one of them, a kind homage to Segovia.
SOR - Op. 09
BACH - Suite III for Cello BWV 1009
TARREGA - Capricho
TURINA - Fandanguillo
DE FALLA - Hommage a Debussy
TANSMAN - Cavatina
PONCE - Sonatina Meridional
I think I'd most likely want to see a mix of early and late semi-accessible modern repertoire. Wouldn't have a big public draw, but some guitarists would be interested.
Martin's Quatre Pieces Breves
Henze's Drei Tentos
Tansman's Hommage a Chopin
Rodrigo's Invocacion y danza
Brouwer's first sonata
Jorge Ritter's Cygnus
And Bryan Johanson's Open Up Your Ears as an encore
Very Interesting Topic!
My list below is probably not the best in terms of displaying technical and musicianship on the classical guitar, however, I believe it is the most pleasing to the ear. With my list I have included Youtube videos of performances.
I would like to request for the ToneBase platform to provide tutorials or lessons on the following list (if not already available). I believe many of us would appreciate it very much.
1.) Alman - Robert Johnson
2.) Frog Gilliard - John Dowland
3.) Mysterous Barricades - Francois Couperin
4.) Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565 - Johann Sebastian Bach
5.) Sonata in A Major K322 - Scarlatti
6.) Passacaglia - G.F. Handel
7.) Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
8.)Llobet-Variations on a theme of Sor
9.) Caprice N. 24 - Paganini
10.) Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms
11.) La Catedral (Allegro Solemne) - Barrios
12.) Marriage D'amour - Richard Clayderman (interpreter)
13.) Ballade Pour Adeline - Richard Clayderman (interpreter)
14.) El Colibri - Sagreras
15.) He is a Pirate - Hans Zimmer