Sometimes classical performers get struck by the brilliant idea of playing something inflammatory, something passionate! Here you are! The collection of pieces “Carnival in Venice” for classical guitar is called forth to satisfy all your sudden and deeply laid
wishes and aspirations.
The pieces entering this collection enjoyed their popularity, hitting all the marks at the International V. V. Andreyev's competition (the materials are borrowed from its library). However, these are not the awards, that are to be discussed. Diverse composers, having warmed everything with the Southern sunny rhythms of Latin-American, Brazil, Argentinean music, so as the early Spanish dances, waltzes, tarantellas for guitar.
I was looking forward to collect the utmostly colourful, brilliant material of different periods and people. The collection's title was born by analogy with Minisetti's piece “Evening in Venice”. Therefore I imagined the guests coming from oversea accompanied with music. Masks are glimpsing, bursts of laughter and the whole atmosphere of fete and joy!
I do believe, these pieces to rise the Venetian Carnival in your mind!
Vera Donskikh, 2003
F. Minisetti. EVENING IN VENICE. Barcarole (Music text example)
E. Granados. TONADILLA
JOTA. Spanish folk dance. Arranged by Ts. Vamba
F. Tarrega. ARABIAN CAPRICCIO. Serenade
F. Moreno-Torroba. CASTILIAN SUITE
J. Morel. BRAZILIAN DANCE (Music text example)
A. Barrios. SPANISH CAPRICCIO
L. Consega. SORO
A. Ivanov-Kramskoy. TARANTELLA
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco. TARANTELLA
R. Borges. VENEZUELA WALTZ