Comp Solo Guitar Music
Regondi: Complete Solo Guitar Music / Alberto Mesirca / Composer: Giulio Regondi / Performer: Alberto Mesirca / Number of Discs: 2 / Length: 1 Hours 48 Mins. An important figure in the history of Romantic guitar music, Giulio Regondi was widely admired during his lifetime but unfairly neglected and forgotten for decades after his death. Most of the poetic, captivating works recorded here were rediscovered in the late 20th century and edited by eminent guitar scholar Simon Wynberg (who is also the author of the booklet notes for this release). Young guitarist Alberto Mesirca has won a Golden Guitar award three times (in 2007, 2009 and 2013) and has been hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as 'prodigiously talented'. This release presents the complete solo guitar music by Giulio Regondi. Rarely recorded repertoire, featuring 'Feuille d'album', a world premiere recording. Regondi was a celebrated guitarist in his time, the 19th century; travelling Europe as a virtuoso, and accompanying other celebrities, like Clara Schumann. Regondi's works are highly attractive genre pieces, Characterstücke and little tone poems, written in a highly developed, rich instrumental style, with evocative titles like "Fête villageoise", "Rêverie" and "Nocturne". Alberto Mesirca is one of the most remarkable guitarists of his generation, enjoying an international career, winner of several important prizes, among which three times the Golden Guitar Award; he is "prodigiously talented" (Classical Guitar Magazine).