Giuliani

Works for Violin & Guitar

The music on this recording comes from the Viennese Classical world in which Mauro Giuliani played a full part.

Born in Italy, he came to Vienna around the year 1806 and immediately made a great impression there. He did not merely play solo music, but performed continually with other musicians; with Moscheles the pianist, Mayseder the violinist, Hummel and many others. He is even said to have performed - perhaps playing the cello - in the first performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in Vienna in 1813.

Giuliani's compositions were not only for the solo guitar; very many of them were for guitar with other instruments, and this recording presents three of them. There are in all about 22 surviving works by Giuliani for guitar with flute or violin, ranging from full-scale virtuoso duos to easy works for beginners. All of them show a full grasp of the nature and capabilities not only of his own instrument, the guitar but also of the other instruments.

It may be mentioned too, that he composed and arranged hundreds of songs with guitar and piano accompaniment.

  • Lars Hannibal began playing the guitar at the age of 15 as many others of his generation. Some years later, a recording by Andrès Segovia, playing the Gavotte from Bach`s E-Major Partita, impressed him so much, that he decided to start playing the Classical guitar.

    Guitar

    Lars Hannibal

  • Kim Sjøgren (b.1955) became the youngest ever leader of the Royal Danish Orchestra at the age of 22, and was there for ten years.

    Violin

    Kim Sjøgren

Reviews

Giuliani

"it would be difficult to imagine a better execution of any of the three works presented on this disc" Music Web International

Zana Turner

Giuliani

4 out of 5 stars Klassik.com (Germany)

Stefan Drees, Klassik.com,

Giuliani

Charming, wonderful, early Italian romantic, in an interplay between the two musicians that is almost indescribable.

The Musician, Danish Music Magazine

Giuliani

"warm and generous performances of Giuliani".

Uncle Dave Lewis, All Music Guide,

© 2023 by OUR Recordings