Guitarist John Williams

John Williams – The Guitarist

This is a brand new 3-disc set celebrating the 70th birthday of one of the greatest classical guitarists of all time. More than 50 years after his recording career began, John Williams continues to explore a variety of new musical experiences and ideas.

Showcasing the very best of this legendary artist’s amazing capabilities, this collection includes all of his greatest recordings, from Bach to Fauré to Satie, to Spanish, African and Latin American music.

Within this set of CD’s, the music of John Williams can be heard in his diverse roles as soloist, as romantic guitarist, and as a musician performing with friends such as Julian Bream or with leading orchestras and distinguished conductors.

This CD collection will be issued on May 31, 2011

Track Listings:

Disc 1

1. Bach: Prelude (Suite for Lute No. 4)
2. Albéniz: Asturias
3. Barrios Mangoré: La catedral
4. Bach: Chaconne (Partita No. 2)
5. Weiss: Passacaglia
6. Sanz: Canarios

Disc 2

1. Myers: Cavatina
2. Anonymous: Romance
3. Fauré: Pavane
4. Satie: Gymnopédie No. 3
5. Sojo: Cántico
6. Traditional: El condor pasa

Disc 3

1. Vivaldi: Allegro giusto (Concerto for Guitar)
2. Johnson: Galliard
3. Schubert: Adagio (Arpeggione Sonate)
4. Giuliani: Andantino (Concerto for Guitar)
5. Debussy: Clair de lune
6. Fauré: Le jardin de Dolly

Here is John Williams playing Bach:

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