great pleasure to audiences the world over with his sensitive and powerful musicality"
Sir Angel Romero
Western European Music over the last four centuries is commonly classified into six major categories: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th century. These titles were created to classify dominant compositional trends. I have chosen pieces from each period and arranged them beginning with the late 20th century and ending in the Renaissance.
Within these pieces you will hear the atonal freedom of the 20th century period, the free formed, dreamy sensuality of the Impressionistic period, the powerful rhythms, dramatic melodies of the Spanish Romantic period, the clear, delicate melodies of the Classical period, the unity of complex harmony and romantic melody of the Baroque period, and the courtly, dignified simplicity of the Renaissance period.
In this book, you will find brief introductions to the composers and a brief outline of their compositions which I hope will enhance your relationship with the "new music" of the past.
After hearing the music of Paco de Lucia and John William's interpretation of Asturias by Isaac Albeniz, Chris Carelli began playing the classical guitar with great enthusiasm. In 1993, he began his studies with guitarist Jim Dellet (student of the great George Van Eps).
Upon entrance into the University of California, San Diego in 1995, Chris came under the tutelage of Celin Romero, member of the famous international guitar quartet "Los Romeros". Since then, Chris has earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, San Diego and Master of Music degree from San Diego State University. He has performed for and studied with Celin, Pepe, & Angel Romero, Christopher Parkening, John Sutherland, William Burgess, John Duarte and in the summer of 1996 Chris studied with Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
This CD "Anthology" is Chris's debut recording. It is the product of the journey made so far and marks the next chapter in his promising career.
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1. Walton: Five Bagatelles, Allegro
2. Lento, Tempo di Valse
3. Alla Cubana
4. Sempre espressivo
5. Con slancio
6. Myers: Cavatina
7. Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
8. Clair de Lune
9. Albeniz: Asturias (Leyenda), Op.47
10. Cordoba, Op.232
11. Carcassi: Study No.3, Op.60
12. Anonymous: Romanza
13. J.S. Bach: Prelude, BMV 1007
14. Allemande, BMV 1007
15. S.L. Weiss: Passacaille
16. Sanz: Suite Espanola, Espanoleta
20. La Cavalleria de Napoles