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NEDERLANDSE
VERSIE

Ave Maria

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) / Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
1 - Prelude (BWV 846), Ave Maria (Méditation)

Silvius Leopold WEISS (1687-1750)
2 - Ciaconna, Suite no.10 (SW14)

Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
Suite no.2 (Z 661)
3 - Prelude
4 - Almand
5 - Corant
6 - Saraband

Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767)
Fantasie no.9 (TWV 40:22)
7 - Siciliana-Vivace-Allegro

Silvius Leopold WEISS (1687-1750)
8 - Fantasie no.9

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
9 - Ciaconna, Partita Secunda (BWV 1004)


FEATURES

artist: Raphaella Smits

title: AVE MARIA - Baroque Recital

composers: Johann Sebastian BACH, Silvius Leopold WEISS, Henry PURCELL, Georg Philipp TELEMANN.

instrument: John Gilbert guitar #46 (1980), (2018, maintenance and good care by Geert Vermeiren)

label: Soundset Recordings
CD number: SR1106

recorded: at Rockaway Studios, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, September 2018.


 

AVE MARIA - Baroque Recital

PROGRAM NOTES by Raphaella Smits

“This recording of Baroque music was quite a challenge: originally written for violin, lute or keyboard, all these pieces are my own 8-string guitar adaptations.
To transcribe to an instrument that didn’t even exist in that period, I had to go to the essence, to the very soul of the music. I had to comprehend fully the language of the Baroque composers, to rediscover their sound, the structure and the meaning of their works, all on a completely different setting. I had to stay as close as possible to what was written originally and then use all capacities of my eight-string guitar to create my own versions. My guideline: It’s all about the music and the rhetoric.

During my research I came across some wonderful settings, transcriptions by Francisco Tárrega (Ave Maria, Bach-Gounod), Kazo Kanatani (Purcell) and Ruggero Chiesa (Weiss). They all were an inspiration to me.

The cooperation with Javier Salvador as the engineer of the recording studio was an added value: he is definitely part of the result you hear. He managed to give me all the space a musician needs to be creative.”


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