Orion #01-Art of Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida
Orion Masters
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"Wherever you find it, this disc is a spotlight item, for the concert world has no greater artist than this sensitive guitarist, nor is there a more personal communication between artist and listener." - The New Records

"A lovely program. This all-new recording confirms the reigning supremacy of the popular guitarist." - Billboard (SPECIAL MERIT PICK)

This disc is the result of coupling two Almeida recordings: The Art of Laurindo Almeida and Bach is Beautiful. It contains music by Galilei, de Visée and, of course, J.S. Bach.

Almeida (1917-1995) was one of the world's great concert guitarists. Born in Brazil, he moved to the United States in 1947. In 1977, he was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for: "A lifetime of dedicated and distinguished service to the guitar in the United States".

Catalog: MAR 3101
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Track Listing

Galilei: Little Suite
1.   Moderato - Allegro - Moderato - Andante - Largo - Presto

De Visée: Suite in D Minor
2-3. Prelude - Allemande -Sarabande - Gigue

J.S. Bach
4.   Jesu, Joy of Man's desiring from Cantata BWV 147
5.   Gavotte I & II from Cello Suite No.6 in D, BWV 1012
6.   Sicilienne from Flute Sonata in E flat, BWV 1031
7.   Little Fugue in g (Listen)
8.   Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata BWV 208
9.   Prelude in C from the Well Tempered Clavier
10. Sleepers, Awake! from Cantata BWV 140
11. Quia Respexit from the Magnificat in D, BWV 243
12. Menuets I & II from Partita in B flat BWV 825
13. Air on the G String from Suite in D, BWV 1068

Total Playing Time: 52:00

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