Giuliani - greatest hits?

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Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by DLMJ-1234 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:12 pm

I can't get into Giuliani for some reason....

Can someone list the easiest, melodic and audience friendly works for me....

I'm lost with all his works...

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by DLMJ-1234 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:13 pm

PS - this is just for listening enjoyment - not playing

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by powderedtoastman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:49 pm

There is an album by Douglas James, Italian Romantic Music of the Early 19th Century which I rather like. It has some Regondi on it as well but skip that if you're only looking for Giuliani.

My introduction to serious Giuliani was Marco Tamayo's NAXOS record. Very impressive, but Tamayo is really over the top technically, so it is a little overbearing in places. He OPENS with Gran Sonata Eroica, personally I think that ought to be a finale type piece. Other than that there is some entertaining stuff on that album anyway so it's worth a listen.

David Starobin's Giuliani recordings are quite good and he did pieces that are not so over the top.

And I see on Spotify there's a newly released album of Giuliani guitar+fortepiano works which I am now looking forward to listening to!

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:59 pm

My favourite Giuliani piece, la Rose. I added a prelude, semi improvised, and a cadenza, but it's mainly Giuliani at his poetic best.


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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by cefyn » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 pm


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This is brilliant! Sonata Op. 15 - Luciano Monaco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hgW8OSdAVQ

I heard David Harvey play this sonata, earlier this year - it changed my opinion of Guiliani.

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:32 pm

Historically (e.g. recent decades) the biggest Giuliani hit I would say is the Grand Overture. Certainly not the easiest, but if you mentally cast it as a Rossini opera overture you can see where its coming from.

I agree with Rob about La Rose, in fact the whole op 46 set is jolly good and in some of the pieces contains very strikingly individual ideas.

The small piece I always remember having fun with most was op 51 no 3 - furrowed brow thing as it is!

I'd also look for the concertos, esp no 1, pref the full version with orchestra not just strings.

He wrote a great many sets of variations of which historically the most popular is probably the Harmonious Blacksmith one.
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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Kent » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 pm

I think the Sonata op.15 is great. Especially the 3rd movement that starts at 10:00.

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by powderedtoastman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:18 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:32 pm
The small piece I always remember having fun with most was op 51 no 3 - furrowed brow thing as it is!
That's on one of David Starobin's albums actually. He takes it on at a bit quicker tempo than I do but it sounds pretty good. He included a couple other bits from Op. 51 that are pretty nice.

I think Op. 111 has some very, very nice gems in it. They are like kind of advanced studies, not as short as what you'd find in Op. 51 but not super long either. But there don't seem to be many recordings out there.. A couple youtube renditions but I don't think there is complete coverage!

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Jim Davidson » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:08 am

cefyn wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 pm

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This is brilliant! Sonata Op. 15 - Luciano Monaco
Hey, it's Luciano!

I went to school with him. He just finished up at NEC last year. Super-nice guy, and his Giuliani was incredible in person the two times I heard him play it.

As for the question, I'd agree with Stephen that the Grand Overture is probably his most visible work. The Sonata Gran Eroica is one of his most mature works, and the Rossiniane are probably among the most significant contributions in the history of the instrument.

Then there's the guitar concertos....
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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Gary Macleod » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:46 am

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:59 pm
My favourite Giuliani piece, la Rose. I added a prelude, semi improvised, and a cadenza, but it's mainly Giuliani at his poetic best.


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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:15 am

Cheers, Gary.

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Patona » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:32 pm

One of my favourite piece of Giuliani is Rossiniana No. 1. It`s a lot of stuff to learn, but it is very diversified. Isabella Selder plays it very well. Marcin Dylla is too fast for my taste. It`s more acrobatic. This kind of musik has the right speed, when you can sing it.

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Wuuthrad » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:54 am

I don't know if this is the "easiest" but I love this piece:
Kinda reminds me of what I think a certain style of classical should be, stereotypically- in a good way! Joyous, bouncy, playful, exciting...well enough of my opinions!

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Kevin Cowen » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:25 pm

Whilst Sor Carcassi and others composed study pieces that are musically
interesting without being too technically difficult I can't find anything
similar from Giuliani.
I've only come across pieces that are either grade 1 or grade 8.

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Re: Giuliani - greatest hits?

Post by Alvisa » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:56 pm

A recent discovery thanks to C Saggese, is opus 1/Study 1. Very melodic and straightforward, especially keeping the bass ringing.
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