sabato 19 gennaio 2013

MUSSORGSKY PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION GUITAR Kazuhito Yamashita-Promenade-Gnomes-Vecchio Castello-Tuileries-Bydlo-Gate of Kiev SPARTITI CHITARRA LIBRO





Kazuhito Yamashita. Magistrale trascrizione per chitarra di una delle composizioni più note della musica classica. Come registrato nel disco dal fenomeno della chitarra, Kazuhito Yamashita. Grandioso! Promenade -gnomus -promenade -Il vecchio castello -the tuileries -bydlo -promenade -ballet of the little chickens -Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle -a market place in Limonges -catacombae -the hut of baba-yaga -the bohatyr gate of Kiev.

guitar MUSSORGSKY / PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (Transcribed for classical guitar by Yamashita)

Artist: Kazuhito Yamashita
Title Of Album: Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)
Year Of Release: 1981
Genre: Classical Guitar

Just as Franz Liszt created new repertoire and technique for the piano by transcribing Symphonies
and Operas and then developing new techniques with which to play them, Kazuhito Yamashita took a
similar path in the early 1980's and so revolutionised the world of possibilities on the guitar.

By transcribing well known pieces of orchestral music for solo guitar he has encouraged a trend
which could make classical guitar much more appealing and accessible to concert programmers and
the general concert going audience.

The guitar is a wonderful instrument. There are infinite possibilities in its expression. I am very lucky to have found such a rich instrument and put my heart into creating music with it. The excellence of the guitar has been mentioned since old times, but it was rapidly proven by great artists who appeared in this century such as maestro Andres Segovia. Moreover, its world is still expanding: the music played on the guitar extends from Renaissance to the present age, and the value of the guitar is recognized little by little in the fields of solos, concertos, chamber music, ensembles and accumpaniments. The problem of limited repertoire is gradually being solved by the works of modern composers and excellent arrangements. The art of performance also extends its possibilities. Furthermore, the works include not only small ones, but large pieces are appearing as well. And it seems that the guitar is going tn occupy an important place also in classical music. Under such circumstance, I have always sought, from childhood, possibilities of more large-scale expression than that which exists. I employed the manner of dynamic and symphonic expression, and tried many other ways in order to give a performance filled with a modern sense and to play longer pieces on the guitar, this most expressive solo instrument. Consequently, I strongly desire now to create the music more closely approaching the essence of art. From these thoughts, an idea was born: to play 'on the guitar, for the first time ever, the whole of "Pictures at an Exhibition", a representative piano work of M.P. Mussorgsky, a great Russian composer. This idea occured to me the spring before last. Then, I decided to challenge first by myself a real guitar arrangement of Mussorgsky's work, which took enormous effort. Through this very fascinating music, I wanted to realize my childhood wish. Certainly, I met with various problems beyond expression caused by my inexperience. Since the decision to publish was very difficult for me, 1 followed the precious advice of my father, my most familiar teacher, and Prof. Kajiro Kobune, composer and conductor. Afterwards, with the help of the persons concerned, many recitals were held, plus recordings and my first publication. I express here my gratitude for their kindness. 1981

Pictures at an Exhibition

I Promenade
I Gnomes
Il Vecchio Castello
III The Tuileries
IV Bydlo
V Ballet of the Little Chickens
VI Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
VII A Market Place in Limonges
VIII Catacombae, Con mortuis in lingua mortua
IX The Hut of Baba-Yaga
X The Bahatyr Gate of Kiev

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