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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  • Great topic! 
    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 

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    • David Chidsey Nice. I'm convinced Invocacion y danza is one of the best pieces ever written for guitar. Unfortunately, it won't likely be within my range in this lifetime, but it really is a joy to study and listen to.

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
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    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     😁                                 

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    • Al
    • ultramarine_baseball
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    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.

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  • I'm a little strange, but I'd go with a bunch of pieces and/or composers that few people have ever heard of, interspersed with lots of Fernando Sor (preferably his simpler pieces, but played really well).

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  • 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!

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    • joosje I saw Zoran do exactly this a few weeks ago. What was very unusual was that he segued straight from Bach to Piazzolla to Bach et al without a pause for applause, or even tuning for the entire first half!

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      • Henrique
      • Henrique
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      joosje he actually recorded an album with this combination. it is amazing! You can find it here: https://guitarcoop.com.br/en/loja/downloads/bach-piazzolla-zoran-dukic/

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    • joosje I don't know much about Asencio but I'm with you on Mompou. The more I listen to the Suite Compostelana, the more I discover what is going on. I'm working on parts again, but I'm not crazy about the Segovia edition. A lot of times with his editions I can work with it and eventually see his logic, but I'm struggling with this one. Do you think the Gilardino edition was beneficial?

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    • Steve Price I’m working ons this suite for a long time. Gilardino did a great job translating the manuscripts by Mompou to a beautiful score. It’s playable but I think, on the other hand,, Segovia made educated choices to communicate the composer’s ideas to a greater audience. When playing this suite you must make your own choices, following the composers indications for tempo and dynamics. I admire Bream’s interpretation of the Segovia score. For me this is a long lasting challenge. But I still can’t get enough of it.

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    • joosje Thanks for the info. I might have to start from scratch on this one and write it out. I might not ever be able to play it but this kind of study really helps me understand music and discover things in it.

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    • Nhu nguyen
    • Nhu_nguyen
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    I love so much the melodies of Tarrega, Bach, Sor, Barrios, Villa-Lobos. Why I have them every day in my mind.  

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    • Henrique
    • Henrique
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    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 

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    • TomNov22
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    How can one change from a bad right hand technique to a good right hand technique (classical guitar)? What is to do? Are there special practices?

    Thank You!

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  • 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

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    • Steve Price great suggestions. Beautiful intriguing pieces. Do you think it would be a  good idea in a recital to make a combination of those  pieces with historic masterpieces? 

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    • joosje If I was programming this for anyone but myself, I absolutely would. Pieces like Bach's Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, Sor's Gran Sonata Op. 14, and Mertz's Elegie would be great and I think they'd sit perfectly well together especially since most of the pieces on my list might push the limits but they still stay in the realm of the accessible. Like you mentioned earlier, I'm the same in that I go through phases. Ask me in a month and it might be all Venezuelan Vals or nothing but all those amazing English works dedicated to Bream. 

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 8 mths ago
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    martin  What do you think about having a webinar with one or two Artists speaking about ways to choose pieces to craft a well designed and balanced recital program? 

    They could discuss  various ideas, methods and other considerations that would make it successful.

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      • Debbie
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      Barney I’m going to pipe in Barney! Sure why not? But I also like being a rebel and going against the standard “expectations.” I wouldn’t even print a program. I’d just keep people guessing. Sounds fun and exciting 😂

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  • 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.

     

    Renaissance:

    1.) Alman - Robert Johnson

    2.) Frog Gilliard - John Dowland

     

    Baroque:

    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

     

    Classical:

    7.) Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart

    8.)Llobet-Variations on a theme of Sor

     

    Romantic:

    9.) Caprice N. 24 - Paganini

    10.) Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms

    11.) La Catedral (Allegro Solemne) - Barrios

     

    Modern:

    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

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