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Gregg Nestor

Kaleidoscope

by Gregg Nestor & Raymond Burley

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The music on this recording demonstrates the duo’s capacity to present a wide range of transcriptions with authority, sensitive musicianship, and virtuosity.
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Kaleidoscope with Clasical Guitarists Gregg Nestor and Raymond Burley

The guitar duo tradition stretches back to the early nineteenth century when Fernando Sor wrote duets to perform with Dionisio Aguado. Other composer / performers of this period such as Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Carulli also published fine works for two guitars. In the twentieth century various distinguished duos established an international reputation, the most eminent being the Presti-Lagoya partnership who set new standards in both technique …
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Latin American Serenade

by Gregg Nestor

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Gregg Nestor takes us on a musical journey to a number of Latin American points of interest, amply demonstrating why this repertoire is a treasure for classical guitarists.
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Latin American Serenade

The guitar music of Latin America is as rich and varied as the influences that have inspired it. Latin history is interwoven with the beauty and nuance of two predominant languages – Spanish and Portuguese – as well as hundreds of regional cultures that have provided both its artistic variety and vitality. Nowhere is this more manifest than in its music.

1. Aruanda (arr. Paulinho Nogueira / Luis Zea) by Carlos Lyra
2. Canto du Osanha (arr. …
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Venezuela Alegre

by Gregg Nestor

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All the pieces that I have written were inspired by pure love for my native land.
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Venezuela Alegre: The music of Carlos Atilano
Gregg Nestor - Guitar

Carlos Atilano’s guitar pieces almost invariably have their roots in the folklore of Venezuela. He proudly says: “All the pieces that I have written were inspired by pure love for my native land. Being away from Venezuela brings in me that nostalgia which comes from longing for my homeland, its music, its places and the aroma of the tropics.”

THREE VENEZUELAN PIECES
1. Aire …
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You Must Remember This

by Gregg Nestor, William Kanengiser, Gordon Halligan & Jordan Dardov

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May 10th, 1988 marked the centenary of Max Steiner’s birth. It is therefore most timely that Gregg Nestor and William Kanengiser collaborated to produce a recording honoring Max Steiner and Franz Waxman for the occasion.
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You Must Remember This

GREGG NESTOR, guitar
WILLIAM KANENGISER, guitar
GORDON HALLIGAN, flute
JORDAN DARDOV, violin

May 10th, 1988 marked the centenary of Max Steiner’s birth. It is therefore most timely that Gregg Nestor and William Kanengiser collaborated to produce a recording honoring Max Steiner and Franz Waxman for the occasion. The selections Mr. Nestor has chosen for his two guitar renditions are most appropriate, since they represent the wide breadth of their musical vocabulary. …
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You Must Remember This Too

by Gregg Nestor, William Kanengiser, Anna Bartos, Francisco Castillo, Kevan Torfeh, Dimitri Tiomkin, David McKelvy & Jessica Pierce

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The music represented on this album has endured in the memory of both film goers and music lovers.
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You Must Remember This Too

The music represented on this album has endured in the memory of both film goers and music lovers.

Few things encourage artistic rediscovery so much as a change in perspective. The music represented on this album has endured in the memory of both filmgoers and music lovers; but in adapting these pieces for two guitars, in arrangements based faithfully on the composers original scores, guitarist and arranger Gregg Nestor encourages …
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Remembrances - A Spanish Journey

by Gregg Nestor

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Remembrances - A Spanish Journey - Gregg Nestor - Guitar
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Remembrances - A Spanish Journey - Gregg Nestor - Guitar

Nowadays the classical guitar is truly international with performers and composers from around the world being involved in the development of its repertoire. Yet at the heart of the instrument’s appeal, Spanish music continues to fascinate players and public. In particular, the many pieces written by Iberian composers inspire a charismatic enchantment. Yet even beyond the orbit of Maestro Segovia’s creative presence, there …
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The Miklós Rózsa Collection (Music For Guitar)

by Gregg Nestor with Raymond Burley, William Kanengiser, Francisco Castillo & Carole Kleister-Castillo

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The music of Miklós Rózsa represented on this release has endured in the memory of both film goers and music lovers, its popularity confirmed by time.
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The Miklós Rózsa Collection (Music for Classical Guitar)

Few things encourage artistic rediscovery so much as a change in perspective. The music of Miklós Rózsa represented on this release has endured in the memory of both filmgoers and music lovers, its popularity confirmed by time; but in adapting these pieces for two guitars, in arrangements based faithfully on the composer’s original scores, guitarist and arranger Gregg Nestor encourages us to …
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Classic Musicals

by Tommy Morgan & Gregg Nestor

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Forget the notion that harmonica music is all about westerns or music around a campfire. Think more along the lines of chamber music. Substitute Rodgers and Gershwin for Mozart and Beethoven and you’ll get the idea of what this CD has to offer.
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It was said by esteemed musicologist Deems Taylor, that familiar staples of the concert repertoire should be placed under a five-year moratorium, during which time their existence would be conveniently forgotten, and then brought out of retirement to be enjoyed again.

How many times have you heard Gershwin, Rodgers, Willson, and Strouse? Why would you want yet another recording? Do you really need another Swanee (1919) in your collection? The answer is a resounding yes because …
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Classic Mancini

by Gregg Nestor, William Kanengiser, Robert Shulgold, David McKelvy, Francisco J. Castillo, Alex Iles & Dennis Karmazyn

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Henry Mancini gave his autobiography, published by Contemporary Books of Chicago in 1989, the title "Did They Mention The Music?"
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Classic Mancini

Henry Mancini gave his autobiography, published by Contemporary Books of Chicago in 1989, the title Did They Mention The Music?, voicing the anxiety common to all composers of motion pictures. For no matter the long experience and the success, composers in this genre always wonder if what has been written for the screen will be noticed enough for anyone to comment upon it. After all, the art of scoring is largely subliminal – the music …
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Cantares for Soprano and Guitar

by Gregg Nestor

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A stunning collection of Spanish and Latin American songs spanning five centuries. Includes the haunting "Porque es, dama, tanto quereros?" by Diego Pisador, and other works by 16th-century composers.
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Cantares for Soprano and Guitar

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The richness of language–Spanish and its numerous dialects, as well as indigenous tongues–imbues Spanish and Latin American song literature with an infinite variety of melodic and rhythmic textures. This CD contains a fascinating collection of these songs.

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Four Sixteenth Century Songs
1. Porque es, dama,tanto quereros? Diego Pisador
2. Donde son estas serranas? Enrique de Valderrabano
3. Agora vienese un viento… Luis de Milán
4. Se te vas …
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Mediterranean Impressions

by Gregg Nestor, Robert Shulgold, Francisco J. Castillo, Beth Folsom, Jordan Dardov, Gary Gray, Karl Vincent, Janet Lakatos, Masatoshi Mitsumoto & Bonnie

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Mediterranean Impressions - Bask in the sunny warmth of Impressionistic chamber music featuring classical guitar.
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Quintett for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143 (1950) - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) - (guitar and string quartet)

Allegro, vivo e schietto • Andante mesto - Scherzo – Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia - Finale, Allegro con fuoco

The Quintett for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143 has a most curious history. When Segovia came to Los Angeles that year to play my guitar concerto with the Philharmonic, he was approached by Alfred Leonard – the noted musicologist and founder of the Music …
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Dancing on Air

by Gregg Nestor

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On this recording the two cultural streams, that of folk and the other of the concert hall, are juxtaposed, some of the pieces being straightforwardly “folk”, the rest examples of how contemporary composers have enthusiastically used these resources.
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The guitar has long been associated with folk music and composers over the centuries have been indebted to folk songs. One only has to think of Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Dvorák, Vaughan Williams, Rodrigo, etc., to realise the extent of this umbilical relationship between so called “art” music and the folkloric. On this recording the two cultural streams, that of folk and the other of the concert hall, are juxtaposed, some of the …
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Sarabande

by Gregg Nestor

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Popular Broadway Tunes and Classic Songs - All the Favorites on Classical Guitar for the young at heart.
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Sarabande - guitar arrangements of Popular Broadway Tunes and Classic Songs by Gregg Nestor

The selections chosen, arranged and recorded here for the first time bridge the gap between the miniature world of the classic guitar and evergreens of the popular world of Broadway.

1. The Teddy Bears Picnic (John Bratton)
2. Sarabande Op. 40, No. 2 (Edvard Grieg)
3. Country Gardens (Percy Grainger)
4. Shepherd’s Hey (Percy Grainger)
5. The March Of The Siamese Children (Rodgers)

6. Suite: Annie Get Your …
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Magnificent Orchestrations for Weddings

by Gregg Nestor

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These beautiful arrangements combine the full rich sound of a symphony orchestra with the embracing warmth of a classical guitar.
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A HELPFUL PLANNING GUIDE FOR THE MUSIC ON THIS RECORDING

PRELUDE MUSIC (Tracks 1-4)

Four melodic and enchanting settings for guitar and orchestra of familiar melodies. We suggest any or all to be played before the start of the processional to set the mood for the guests of the ceremony to come and the celebration to follow.

PROCESSIONAL MUSIC (Tracks 5 - 10)

Music to accompany the wedding party down the aisle, chosen to provide a comfortable …
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