Lauro: Guitar Music Cristiano Poli Cappelli

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Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2023

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
01.03.2023

Label: Brilliant Classics

Genre: Guitar

Subgenre: Classical Guitar

Interpret: Cristiano Poli Cappelli

Komponist: Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)

Das Album enthält Albumcover Booklet (PDF)

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Formate & Preise

FormatPreisIm WarenkorbKaufen
FLAC 96 $ 14,90
  • Antonio Lauro (1917 - 1986): Ana Cristina (Canción de Cuna):
  • 1Lauro: Ana Cristina (Canción de Cuna)01:57
  • 3 Venezuelan Pieces:
  • 2Lauro: 3 Venezuelan Pieces: I. Zulay03:21
  • 3Lauro: 3 Venezuelan Pieces: II. Adiós a Ocumare03:03
  • 4Lauro: 3 Venezuelan Pieces: III. Papelón00:54
  • Ana Florencia (Canción de Cuna):
  • 5Lauro: Ana Florencia (Canción de Cuna)01:25
  • 4 Valses venezolanos:
  • 6Lauro: 4 Valses venezolanos: I. Tatiana01:38
  • 7Lauro: 4 Valses venezolanos: II. Andreina01:16
  • 8Lauro: 4 Valses venezolanos: III. Natalia01:41
  • 9Lauro: 4 Valses venezolanos: IV. Yacambú03:12
  • Angostura (Valse venezolano):
  • 10Lauro: Angostura (Valse venezolano)02:19
  • Carora:
  • 11Lauro: Carora01:48
  • Cueca chilena:
  • 12Lauro: Cueca chilena01:21
  • Suite (Homenaje a John Duarte):
  • 13Lauro: Suite (Homenaje a John Duarte): I. Fantasia03:05
  • 14Lauro: Suite (Homenaje a John Duarte): II. Pavana03:13
  • 15Lauro: Suite (Homenaje a John Duarte): III. Giga02:01
  • El niño:
  • 16Lauro: El niño02:58
  • El marabino:
  • 17Lauro: El marabino01:16
  • El negrito:
  • 18Lauro: El negrito01:51
  • María Carolina:
  • 19Lauro: María Carolina03:51
  • María Luisa:
  • 20Lauro: María Luisa03:04
  • Romanza:
  • 21Lauro: Romanza02:27
  • Sonata:
  • 22Lauro: Sonata: I. Allegro08:05
  • 23Lauro: Sonata: II. Pavana04:26
  • 24Lauro: Sonata: III. Giga05:10
  • El totumo de guarenas:
  • 25Lauro: El totumo de guarenas00:59
  • La catira:
  • 26Lauro: La catira06:56
  • Suite venezolana:
  • 27Lauro: Suite venezolana: I. Registro01:49
  • 28Lauro: Suite venezolana: II. Danza Negra03:36
  • 29Lauro: Suite venezolana: III. Canción02:41
  • 30Lauro: Suite venezolana: IV. Vals03:21
  • Triptico:
  • 31Lauro: Triptico: I. Armida02:53
  • 32Lauro: Triptico: II. Madrugada01:18
  • 33Lauro: Triptico: III. la Negra02:32
  • Variaciones sobre una canción infantile:
  • 34Lauro: Variaciones sobre una canción infantile08:14
  • Estudios en imitaciones:
  • 35Lauro: Estudios en imitaciones: I. Estudio I01:08
  • 36Lauro: Estudios en imitaciones: II. Estudio II01:27
  • 37Lauro: Estudios en imitaciones: III. Estudio III01:57
  • 38Lauro: Estudios en imitaciones: IV. Estudio IV01:19
  • Canción:
  • 39Lauro: Canción02:05
  • Flores de la montaña:
  • 40Lauro: Flores de la montaña02:37
  • La gatica:
  • 41Lauro: La gatica01:34
  • Crepuscolar:
  • 42Lauro: Crepuscolar01:20
  • Merengue:
  • 43Lauro: Merengue02:34
  • Momoti:
  • 44Lauro: Momoti01:59
  • Nelly:
  • 45Lauro: Nelly02:25
  • Nocturno:
  • 46Lauro: Nocturno01:21
  • Oriente:
  • 47Lauro: Oriente01:57
  • Pasaje aragüeño:
  • 48Lauro: Pasaje aragüeño01:50
  • Pavana:
  • 49Lauro: Pavana02:46
  • Petronila:
  • 50Lauro: Petronila01:00
  • Virgilio:
  • 51Lauro: Virgilio03:01
  • Seis por derecho:
  • 52Lauro: Seis por derecho03:19
  • Total Runtime02:15:20

Info zu Lauro: Guitar Music

Born in Venezuela to Italian parents, Antonio Lauro (1917–1986) was very young when he began taking music lessons from his father. At the age of 9, Lauro, against his family’s wishes, began lessons in piano and composition at the Academia de Música y Declamación. However, after he encountered the music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Lauro gave up his violin and piano studies to dedicate himself completely to the guitar, moved as he was by Mangoré’s music. Lauro went on to become an exceptional guitarist, as well as a composer.

Politically engaged, Lauro was a fervent nationalist, and it was his political convictions that drove him to celebrate, and make in-depth studies of, the origins and heritage of Venezuelan music. In 1951, Lauro was imprisoned by General Marcos Pérez Jiménez on account of his democratic convictions; Lauro would later describe his prison experience as a normal part of life for a Venezuelan man of his generation. However, imprisonment did not deter him from organising a series of concerts, as well as continuing to compose wonderful pieces that would later win him the National Music Prize, Venezuela’s highest artistic award. And it was during his time in prison that he wrote two of his most important pieces: the Sonata for guitar and the famous Suite venezolana, followed by his Concerto for guitar and orchestra. His music, and particularly his pieces for guitar, transcended the confines of Venezuela’s musical scene to become a hugely important benchmark for subsequent generations of players worldwide.

His compositions for guitar aimed to create a synthesis of Venezuelan popular music with elaborate forms from the European tradition. He took inspiration firstly from popular and folk-inspired pieces such as the Venezuelan waltzes (valses venezolanos) and pieces written in traditional styles; secondly, from demanding works deploying the most sophisticated aspects and features of the Western compositional tradition, such as the Sonata and the Suite venezolana; and thirdly, contrapuntal styles.

Lauro is a composer whose greatness is deserving of recognition above and beyond his accomplishments in the reinterpretation of music from the popular and folk traditions, hugely successful though these were. His great achievement as a composer was to absorb and synthesise, in an entirely idiosyncratic and personally creative manner, a range of highly distinct elements and to bring them to life in compositions of real substance. This recording aims to bring together all the different facets of Lauro’s musical personality, while attempting to avoid the cliché of a folk-based, instinctual interpretation, instead approaching his music in a more structured manner.

The son of two Italians, a barber and a musician, Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) was born in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. He began at an early age to take music lessons from his father. The family moved to Caracas, a city with many stimuli and full of opportunities and he started taking music lessons, studying piano and composition at the Academy of Music and Declamation.

It would be his encounter with the music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, who was giving a series of concerts in Venezuela at the time, that he decided to abandon the study of the piano and violin to dedicate himself completely to the guitar, becoming an exceptional guitarist and composer. Antonio Lauro was, in 1938, the first Venezuelan to complete formal studies in classical guitar, while at the same time cultivating a career as a popular musician and performing in a trio for voice and guitars with which he toured all of South America.

Lauro was politically committed and a fervent nationalist. This inspired him to celebrate and explore his Venezuelan origins and musical heritage: he was particularly attracted to the Venezuelan Waltz form, characterized by its brilliant, rhythmic melodies and frequent use of the hemiola and changes of metre and tempo.

In 1951, Lauro was imprisoned, because of his democratic convictions, by General Marcos Pérez Jiménez, this however did not stop his composing activities, it was during his time in prison that he wrote two of his most important works: the Sonata for guitar and the famous Venezuelan Suite, followed by the Concerto for guitar and orchestra.

In his compositions for guitar Lauro aimed to unite popular Venezuelan music with complex forms of the European tradition. They are highly attractive, melodious works, full of spirit, charm and brilliant writing for the instrument.

Beautifully played by Cristiano Poli Cappelli, one of the leading Italian guitarists. He already recorded several successful albums for Brilliant Classics with music by Gangi, Tansman, Carlevaro and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Cristiano Poli Cappelli, guitar




Cristiano Poli Cappelli
was born in Frosinone in 1974. He took a degree in Law and shortly after he obtained the diploma with first-class honours in Guitar at Pescara’s conservatoire under Letizia Guerra’s direction. He has won several prizes in several important national contests (Vasto, Latina, Castelfidardo, Lamporecchio), where he always emerged thanks to his musical talent. Among others, Carlo Marchione, Pablo Marquez, Alexandre Swete and Alberto Ponce have contributed to his preparation. The latter defined him as “sensitive and confident musician, endowed with a pleasing and strong sound”. He has followed the triennial course in High Proficiency at the Fondazione Arts Academy in Rome, under the direction of Maestro Stefano Palamidessi. Apart from his strong didactic engagement, he is constantly giving concerts. He has been performing in musical festivals all along Italy and abroad, where he has been invited by the Institutes of Italian Culture in Salonicco and Fiume. Along with his solo career, he frequently collaborates with chamber ensembles with flute, violin with Duo Euterpe, together with pianist Manfredo Di Crescenzo. Moreover he plays in particular with Trio Chitarristico Ravel, with whom he has embarked on an important concert activity, reaching a highly appreciated and high-level standard. He has carried out also several collaborations as solo player with active orchestras such as Corelli Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as guitar solo several concertos for guitar and orchestra, i.e. Benedetto Marcello’s Adagio in a guitar transcription, the concerts in D and C by Antonio Vivaldi, which he also performed in the important musical season “Historia sacra et saecularis”, held in Rome’s Pantheon. He played also Astor Piazzolla’s “Double concerto for guitar, bandoneon and strings”, which he has performed all along Italy for more than fifty times. In 2006 he took part in the TV program “Adolescenti TVB” together with Dr. Vittorino Andreoli on the satellite channel, SAT 200 with Trio Chitarristico Ravel and in collaboration with flutist Marco Ferraguto. Moreover he has played live for Radio-broadcasts several times (Radio Vaticana, Radio Rai International). He has been selected as best graduated for the recording of the CD Omaggio a J. S. Bach, where he plays J. S. Bach’s Bwv 1006a suite for lute. This project was supported by Regione Abruzzo. Together with Trio Chitarristico Ravel he has recently recorded a CD containing Franco Margola’s complete works for three guitars, which include the first ever recording of Sonata II. Together with Trio Chitarristico Ravel has recently published by Edizioni Sinfonica, a review of the Three Preludes by George Gershwin in a transcription and revision for guitar trio and he is the dedicatee of one of the 6 Studies for Guitar by Giorgio Mirto and is responsible for the first incision in the CD publication of the work for Edizioni Sinfonica. Together with Trio Chitarristico Ravel’s other members he has been giving proficiency courses at Genzano’s summer school for years and he is taking part in the examining commission in the local conservatoire. Apart from the concert activities he is constantly carrying out a teaching activity by the S.M.I.M.s and in private institutions. He is currently Guitar teacher at the Middle School with instrumental course of studies, “SANGALLO”, located in Ostia (RM) and at the prestigious Civica Scuola delle Arti in Rome. He has been co-founder of the musical association Camerata Monteverdi in Rome, and its president for several years. Such an association distinguished itself in Rome for the considerable organisational activities in the field of ancient music by the Pantheon and the Museo Nazionale Romano.

He recently recorded two important Cds: “M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Works for two guitars”, one of the best Cds of 2015 for American Record Guide, and “A. Tansman: works for solo guitars”.

He’s now working on a new recording with musics by Abel Carlevaro.



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