BWV 988 Goldberg Variation 18: Canone all Sesta by Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV 988 Goldberg Variations 18 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

johann sebastian bach The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

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BWV 988 Goldberg Variation 4: a 1 Clav by Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV 988 Goldberg Variations 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

johann sebastian bach The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

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BWV 988 Goldberg Variation 1: a 1 Clav by Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV 988 Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

johann sebastian bach The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The Variations are named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

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El Amable by Jose Ferrer

El Amable by Jose Ferrer (1835-1916)

jose ferrer José Ferrer was a Spanish guitarist and composer, born in Spain. Ferrer studied guitar with his father, a guitarist and collector of sheet music, before continuing his studies with José Brocá. In 1882, he left Spain for Paris in order to teach at the Institut Rudy and at the Académie Internationale de Musique.

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Opus 250 No 1 Allegretto by Luigi Legnani

Opus 250 No 1 Allegretto by Luigi Legnani (1790-1877)

Luigi Rinaldo Legnani was an Italian guitarist, singer, composer and luthier. He is perhaps best known for his 36 Caprices for the guitar, which cover all the major and minor keys, and which were probably inspired by Paganini’s 24 Caprices for the violin.

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Fantasie by Silvius Leopold Weiss

Fantasie by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)

Silvius Leopold Weiss Silvius Leopold Weiss was a German composer and lutenist. Weiss was one of the most important and most prolific composers of lute music in history and one of the best-known and most technically accomplished lutenists of his day. He wrote around 600 pieces for lute, most of them grouped into ‘sonatas’ or suites, which consist mostly of baroque dance pieces.

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Waltz No 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Waltz No 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

shostakovich Waltz No 2 is the seventh movement of The Suite for Variety Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich. The work consists of a collection of movements which derive from other works by the composer. Waltz No 2 was used in the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut, as the opening title and closing credit theme

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Las dos Hermanitas by Francisco Tarrega

Waltz in D Major Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Francisco Tarrega Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.

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Waltz in D Major by Francisco Tarrega

Waltz in D Major Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Francisco Tarrega Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.

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Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl Henze

Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl henze (1872-1946)

Carl Henze Carl was a german guitarist, mandolist, composer and conducter. Karl was taught by a german guitarist Wilhelm Conrad. Karl also was taught by a mandolist Michele Fasano and Swiss hapist August Zurfluh. Karl later became a teacher of guitar and conductor for the berlin mandolin orchestra.

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