John Williams - The Guitar Master - the Ultimate Collection

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John Williams - The Guitar Master - the Ultimate Collection
John Williams (guitar)

[ Sony / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Sony Classical celebrates the 75th birthday of John Williams and the 50th anniversary of his signing to the the label with a special x24 trk, x2 CD collection of his most-loved pieces. Includes the instantly recognisable film themes Cavatina (From "The Deer Hunter") and Gabriel's Oboe (From "The Mission") alongside classical masterpieces by Satie, Bach and Handel. John Williams has paved the way for a generation of classical guitarists with an astonishing output of reference recordings, transcriptions and arrangements throughout his long and celebrated career. Described by guitar authority Graham Wade as "perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen" and by Andrés Segovia as a "prince of guitar". The perfect companion release to John Williams - The Guitarist: The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

"This soft-edged compilation gathers his biggest film hits from The Deer Hunter, The Mission and Schindler's List, but they are woven in with brilliant arrangements of Falla, Albeniz, Satie and Bach - the E major Violin Partita's Prelude, done with exquisite good taste. A true master." (The Guardian)


Disc: 1
1. Cavatina (From "The Deer Hunter")
2. Romance for Guitar and String Orchestra - William Goodchild / John Williams
3. II. Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Louis Frémaux / The Philharmonia Orchestra / John Williams
4. Gabriel's Oboe - Mission Theme (From "The Mission") - John Williams / Nicole Tibbels / Christopher Gunning
5. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
6. Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite española, Op. 47, No. 5
7. Love Theme, Godfather Waltz (From "The Godfather") - Christopher Gunning / John Williams / Chris Laurence Quartet
8. Schindler's List - John Williams / Chris Laurence Quartet / Laurence Cottle
9. The Entertainer (From "The Sting") - John Williams / Chris Laurence Quartet / Laurence Cottle
10. Concerto in D Major, RV 93 / I. Allegro giusto - János Rolla / John Williams / Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
11. Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: I. Prélude
12. Gnossiennes: No. 1, Lent

Disc: 2
1. Gymnopédie No. 3 (Arr. for Guitar and Small Orchestra) - William Goodchild / John Williams
2. Una limosna por el amor de Dios
3. Pavane, Op. 50 (Arr. for Guitar and String Orchestra) - William Goodchild / John Williams
4. Suite española, Op. 47: No. 3, Sevilla (Sevillanas)
5. Triangular Situations - John Williams / John Etheridge / Chris Laurence Quartet
6. Dance from La Vida Breve - John Williams / Timothy Kain
7. Salut d'amour, Op. 12
8. Courante
9. Spanish Dance No. 5
10. Tango
11. Prelude No. 1 in E Minor (Andantino expressivo)
12. Sunburst