BORIS ASAFIEV (1884-1949): 12 Preludes, MANUEL PONCE (1882-1948): 24 Preludes, HENK BADINGS (1907-1987): 12 Preludes, HENRI SAUGUET (1901-1987): 3 Preludes, FERENC FARKAS (1905-2000): Exercitium Tonale (24 Preludes).
Catalogue Number: 02O062
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Guitar music is not a speciality of many of my customers but some of these composers are and three of these are World Premiere Recordings: the Asafiev, written in a single day in 1939 and markedly Russian in character; the Badings from 1961, ranging from powerful rhythmic pieces to quiet contemplative ones from virtuosity to elegant counterpoint; and the Sauguet (1970), only three in number but each much longer than the average prelude in the other cycles and dealing with melancholy, nostalgia and motion. All 75 pieces are quite tonal and approachable. 3 CDs. Cristiano Porqueddu (guitar).