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Norbert Kraft

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"... one of the most beautiful, astounding recordings of guitar music I have ever heard ... Kraft reaches out and grabs you in the first few seconds … the whole thing is riveting ... sound is spectacular ... sit back and enjoy every second."
- Classical.Net

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Suite espanola No. 1, Op. 47 (arr. by N. Kraft for guitar) (excerpts)  
1
No. 5. Asturias (Leyenda)
Norbert Kraft; Isaac Albeniz; Norbert Kraft
6:21
2
Mallorca, barcarolle, Op. 202 (arr. by N. Kraft for guitar)
Norbert Kraft; Isaac Albeniz; Norbert Kraft
7:00
3
No. 3. Sevilla
Norbert Kraft; Isaac Albeniz; Norbert Kraft
4:42
Guitar Sonatina  
4
II. Andante
Federico Moreno Torroba; Norbert Kraft
4:49
5
Fandanguillo, Op. 36
Joaquin Turina; Norbert Kraft
4:46
Homenaje a Tarrega, Op. 69  
6
II. Soleares
Joaquin Turina; Norbert Kraft
1:56
7
Julia Florida
Agustin Barrios Mangore; Norbert Kraft
4:18
4 Mazurkas  
8
Mazurka in G Major
Francisco Tarrega; Norbert Kraft
2:40
9
Marieta (Mazurka)
Francisco Tarrega; Norbert Kraft
2:19
10
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Francisco Tarrega; Norbert Kraft
4:17
11
Rosita
Francisco Tarrega; Norbert Kraft
1:33
12
Romance in A Minor (arr. by N. Kraft for guitar)
Norbert Kraft; Nicolo Paganini; Norbert Kraft
4:10
12 Danzas espanolas (Spanish Dances), Op. 37  
13
No. 5. Andaluza (arr. by N. Kraft for guitar)
Norbert Kraft; Enrique Granados; Norbert Kraft
4:36
El sombrero de 3 picos (The 3-Cornered Hat), Part II  
14
The Miller's Dance (arr. by N. Kraft for guitar)
Norbert Kraft; Manuel de Falla; Norbert Kraft
2:48
5 Preludes  
15
No. 1 in E Minor
Heitor Villa-Lobos; Norbert Kraft
4:28
16
No. 2 in E Major
Heitor Villa-Lobos; Norbert Kraft
2:43
12 Etudes  
17
No. 11. Lent
Heitor Villa-Lobos; Norbert Kraft
3:53
18
No. 12. Un peu anime
Heitor Villa-Lobos; Norbert Kraft
2:23
19
Cavatina (Die durch die Hölle gehen)
Stanley Myers; Norbert Kraft
3:39
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:21
Award-winning Canadian classical guitarist Norbert Kraft selected these pieces to represent some of his own personal favourites, but more significantly this is the repertoire that first attracted him to the guitar. Of note here is a guitar piece composed by violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini. An accomplished guitarist, he wrote dozens of pieces for solo guitar and for guitar in combination with other instruments.

"While compiling this collection of 'favourite' guitar pieces, many of which I have played for much of my musical life, I realized that not only was it this music which first attracted me to the guitar, but this is the repertoire that has enticed a world of guitar lovers to the instrument's special charm and magic. These pieces, mostly quite brief and mainly Hispanic in origin, embody the soul of the guitar."
- Norbert Kraft
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Recorded at St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Canada, from 19 to 23 August, 1996, using 20-bit technology for high definition sound
Mastered in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit

Producer and editor: Bonnie Silver
2xHD mastering: René Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre
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