Classical Guitar Starter Set

A Listmania! list by Richard B. Schuchman (Orlando, FL United States)
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Guitar Concertos
1.  Guitar Concertos by Joaquin Rodrigo
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  "Essential Spanish repertoire, performed by the greatest guitarist"
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The Guitarist
2.  The Guitarist by John Williams
The list author says:
  "More modern, with an Eastern flavor. Koyunbaba and Stele are the standouts"
$14.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bach: The Four Lute Suites
3.  Bach: The Four Lute Suites by J. S. Bach
The list author says:
  "Some prefer an authentic lute performance, but Williams' stark, yet sensitive performance lets Bach's music speak for itself without excessive ornamentation."
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Guitarra
4.  Guitarra by Julian Bream
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  "Great collection of early music pieces, with some 20th century classics for good measure"
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Bach: The Six Sonatas and Partitas
5.  Bach: The Six Sonatas and Partitas by Paul Galbraith (Performer) Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
The list author says:
  "More Bach, played on a guitar with a more lute-like range to better hear separation of voices. The famous Chaccone is way too slow, but the rest of this 2-disk set is incredible."
$24.78   Used & New from: $1.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Music of Barrios
6.  Music of Barrios by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
The list author says:
  "Barrios is essential guitar music, and David Russell does a great job on this difficult music."
$17.24   Used & New from: $0.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Plays Handel/Brouwer/Mozart/+
7.  Plays Handel/Brouwer/Mozart/+ by William Kanengiser
The list author says:
  "A classic for the Mozart transcription, but the Handel, Brouwer are fantastic, too!"
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Steve Kostelnik, Laureate, 1996 GFA Competition: Guitar Recital
8.  Steve Kostelnik, Laureate, 1996 GFA Competition: Guitar Recital by Steve Kostelnik
The list author says:
  "Nice (cheap!) collection. The Bach transcription is great and equal to Russell's famous baroque cd, but this also has Campanas del Alba (and it's cheap)"
$11.59   Used & New from: $2.09
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Guitar Collection
9.  Guitar Collection by L. Brouwer
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite composers. Volume 2 has been released, but is more atonal in nature."
$10.59   Used & New from: $3.66
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Villa-Lobos: The Complete Solo Guitar Music
10.  Villa-Lobos: The Complete Solo Guitar Music by Villa-Lobos
The list author says:
  "More essential stuff. Another definitive recording."
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Guitar Music Vol. 2
11.  Guitar Music Vol. 2 by M. Ponce
The list author says:
  "Ponce wasn't Segovia's favorite composer for nothing. The harpsichord on the couple of tracks adds great flavor."
$11.48   Used & New from: $3.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Lauro: Venezuelan Waltzes for Guitar
12.  Lauro: Venezuelan Waltzes for Guitar by Antonio Lauro
The list author says:
  "More essential Latin music"
$11.44   Used & New from: $3.38
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Andres Segovia: Centenary Celebration
13.  Andres Segovia: Centenary Celebration by Andres Segovia
The list author says:
  "No collection is complete without Segovia."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Sometime Ago
14.  Sometime Ago by Manuel Barrueco
The list author says:
  "Very 20th century. Very easy to listen to, yet memorable long term."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Nuages: Solo Guitar Works
15.  Nuages: Solo Guitar Works by Django Reinhardt
The list author says:
  "Great stuff from one the best guitarist/composer around today. Another great is Dusan Bogdanovic who's "Mysterious Habitats" is also essential, but not offered at Amazon."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Labyrinth
16.  Labyrinth by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The list author says:
  "More modern music, but this stuff is so much fun, it's not difficult to listen to."
$16.74   Used & New from: $0.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Saga Dos Migrantes
17.  Saga Dos Migrantes by Sergio Assad & Odair
The list author says:
  "The Assads may be the best duo on the planet. This is more Latin stuff. Two others to look for are: Carlos Barbosa Lima "plays Bonfa & Porter" and Jorge Morel "The Very Best of...""
$20.56   Used & New from: $2.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Natsu No Niwa Suite
18.  Natsu No Niwa Suite by Sergio Assad & Odair
The list author says:
  "Another Assad cd. Essential, probably not. Beautiful music, definitely."
$17.71   Used & New from: $7.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The book Of Abbeyozzud
19.  The book Of Abbeyozzud by Terry Riley
The list author says:
  "Very interesting cd. Great unusual music."
$12.00   Used & New from: $4.83
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Guitar Recital
20.  Guitar Recital by Alan Hovhaness
The list author says:
  "Non-essential modern music"
$12.00   Used & New from: $6.69
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

L.A.G.Q. (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet)
21.  L.A.G.Q. (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The list author says:
  "Not very classical, and even too "world music" at times, but I find I keep putting it in the cd player. Not essential, but interesting to see where the genre can go"
$8.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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