Giulio Regondi: A 200th Birthday Bouquet; David Starobin

$ 16.99
In honor of the 200th birth year of Giulio Regondi, Victorian composer, guitarist, and concertinist, David Starobin's recording combines previously unissued recordings with re-mastered Regondi favorites from Starobin's back catalog.

"Though his music has come to light only in recent decades, Giulio Regondi was unquestionably the greatest of the 19th century composer-guitarists, the author of works that combine technical brilliance, warmth of spirit and rich melodic invention. David Starobin, an eloquent champion of Regondi’s work, has both the technique and interpretive sensibility to illuminate the composer’s best guitar music, as well as guitar transcriptions of works Regondi wrote for his other favored instrument, the concertina."
— Allan Kozinn, December 2022
***Allan Kozinn, has written for journals as diverse as Guitar Review and the New York Times***

"The 20th century focus on the Spanish classical guitar overshadowed a rich tradition of 19th century European guitarists and luthiers. Guitars by makers like Stauffer in Vienna had a short playing scale and a quick attack well-suited to the agile technique and musicianship of such six-string virtuosi as Regondi. Starobin’s appreciation of Regondi’s artistry is, guitaristically and musicologically, a rich hommage to an under-appreciated artist of the six-string guitar."

— Laurence Juber

***Laurence Juber was formerly guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings***


"A child prodigy, Regondi dazzled French and British audiences with his virtuoso performances on the guitar. These exquisite performances, beautifully recorded, are a delight. A delectable recording, one that I enthusiastically recommend." 

— Ken Meltzer, Fanfare