You Must Remember This Too

You Must Remember This Too

 

 

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Classic Film Music by Gold, Newman, Korngold, Rozsa, Herrmann, Morley and Tiomkin Arranged for Guitar

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BSX Records/BSXCD 8856/2009

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Few things encourage artistic rediscovery so much as a change in perspective. The music represented on this disc has endured in the memory of both film-goers 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 us to both renew and rethink some old acquaintances.

Tracks

1. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Ernest Gold  
2. Overture: All About Eve – Alfred Newman
3. Wuthering Heights – Alfred Newman  
4. Down to the Sea in Ships – Alfred Newman
5. My Love and I – Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Gregg Nestor, solo guitar)

Suite in the Olden Style – Miklos Rozsa (with Jessica Pierce, flute; Francisco Castillo, oboe/English horn; Kevan Torfeh, cello)
6. Le Passepied de Vaubiessard (Madame Bovary)  
7. Bourree (Moonfleet)
8. The Duchess of Brighton (The V.I.P.S)
9. Pavanne & Gaillarde (Diane)
10. Love Song (Diane)
11. The Prince of Wales (Young Bess)
12. Suite: Psycho – Bernard Herrmann  
13. Suite: Watership Down – Angela Morley
14. Music of the Night – Dimitri Tiomkin (with Anna Bartos, soprano)
15. Friendly Persuasion – Dimitri Tiomkin  
16. Suite: A President’s Country – Dimitri Tiomkin

Musicians

Gregg Nestor and William Kanengiser, guitars
Jessica Pierce, flute
Francisco Castillo, oboe/English horn
Kevan Torfeh, cello
David McKelvey, harmonica
Anna Bartos, soprano

Credits

Executive Album Producers for BSX Records: Ford A. Thaxton and Mark Banning
Album Produced by Gregg Nestor
Guitar Arrangements by Gregg Nestor
Tracks 1-5 and 12-16 recorded at Penguin Recording, Eagle Rock, CA
Engineer: John Strother
Tracks 6-11 recorded at Villa di Fontani, Lake View Terrace, CA
Engineers: Jonathan Marcus, Benjamin Maas
Digitally Edited and Mastered by Jonathan Marcus, Orpharian Recordings
CD Art Direction: Mark Banning
Mr. Nestor’s Guitars by Martin Fleeson, 1981 and Jose Ramirez, 1984 and Sergio Abreu, 1993
Mr. Kanengiser’s Guitar by Miguel Rodriguez, 1977





Miklós Rózsa: Double Life

Miklós Rózsa: Double Life with music for film and various instruments, including guitar

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Bay Cities/BCD-1020/1990

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After scoring the film Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid in 1981 Miklós Rózsa decided the
time had come to end his career writing music for movies. Starting with Knight Without
Armor in 1907, he had by now written ninety film scores, a body of work that forms one
of the most important contributions to the art of film. Forty-four years is, as he points out,
a long time to be associated with any particular form of composition. It is indeed a
remarkable track record, although in his case it is made the more remarkable by the
fact that it forms only half of his musical life.

When Rózsa published his autobiography in 1982 he gave it the title Double Life,
which, he is quick to point out, refers to his professional and not his private life. To an
extent unmatched by any other composer, he has been able to divide his time and his
productivity between composition for film and composition for the recital and concert
halls. While he is acknowledged for his mastery of film scoring he is equally recognized
for his chamber, choral and concert works, almost all of which have been recorded. In
fact, few Twentieth century composers are as well represented on records as Miklós Rózsa.

Until now Rózsa has always resisted any suggestions for record albums that
combined his film scoring with his chamber and concert works, feeling that the two
sides of his musical double life should be kept apart. However, now that he has
revealed what he calls “the two-faced nature of my professional life” in his
autobiography, he feels it might not be amiss to let the two Rózsas sit side by side on a
disc.

Tracks

1. Suite from the film “The Private Lives of J. Edgar Hoover”
2. Sonata for Harp – Susann McDonald, Harp
3. Sonata for Oboe – Allan Vogel, Oboe
4. Three Waltzes for Guitar – arranged and played by Gregg Nestor, Guitar
5. Introduction and Allegro for Solo Viola – Maria Newman, Viola

Credits

Produced by Tony Thomas
Executive Producers: Bruce Kimmel, Alain Silver, Michael Rosen
Projects Director: Nick Redman
Digital Mastering: Daniel Hersch, DigiPrep
Cover Design: Debby Lenny
Graphic Artist: Karen Stone

The Miklós Rózsa Collection

The Miklos Rozsa Collection

 

 

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The Miklós Rózsa Collection: Music for Guitar by Miklós Rózsa arranged by Gregg Nestor

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BSX Records/BSX8845/2008

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Few things encourage artistic rediscovery so
much as a change in perspective. The music of
Miklós Rózsa represented on this disc has
endured in the memory of both film-goers 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
both renew and rethink some old acquaintances.

“Andres Segovia used to say that one is able to capture
all the different fragrances of the orchestra on guitar,
but viewed in a bottle, in miniaturized form,” observes
Nestor. “A guitarist can produce tone-color changes
on the strings; he can imitate qualities of a particular
instrument. The challenge of these arrangements was
to bring forward the most important elements from
their orchestral guise. The guitar, being a plucked
instrument, can expose individual voices, voices you
might not have heard before, and make them very
clear and distinct. It focuses the basic substance and
can highlight the structure of the music.”

According to Gregg Nestor, the music of Hungarian-born
composer Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) is
especially suited for guitar adaptation, “because you
hear someone who is always thinking orchestrally. His
musical lines are not static; the canonic imitation and
contrapuntal voices lie very well for guitar.”

Tracks

Kaleidoscope, Op.19c (1946)

1. March
2. Zingara
3. Musette
4. Berceuse
5. Chinese Carillon
6. Burlesque

Sonata for Guitar, Op.42 (1986)

7. Moderato
8. Molto Moderato, quasi Canzone
9. Allegro Frenetico

El Cid (1961)

10. Overture
11. Love Theme
12. That Hamilton Woman (1941) – Lady Hamilton Love Theme
13. Young Bess (1953) – The King’s Diary and Finances
14. Madame Bovary (1949) – Le Passepied de Vaubiessard
15. A Woman’s Vengeance (1948) – The Boat House Waltz
16. Providence (1977) – Valse Crepusculaire
17. Blood on the Sun (1945) – The Tokyo Tea Room Waltz
18. Green Fire (1954) – Theme
19. Moonfleet (1955) – Bourree
20. Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) – The Happy Idiot Waltz
21. Lydia (1941) – Suite
22. Crisis (1950) – Suite

Musicians

William Kanengiser, Raymond Burley, Gregg Nestor, Guitars
Francisco Castillo, Oboe
Carole Kleister-Castillo, Violin

Credits

Executive Producers for BSX Records: Ford A. Thaxton and Mark Banning
Produced by Gregg Nestor
Guitar arrangements by Gregg Nestor
Recorded at Penguin Recording, Eagle Rock, CA
Engineer: John Strother
Digitally Edited and Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland
CD Art Direction: Mark Banning
Mr. Nestor’s Guitars by Martin Fleeson, 1981 and Jose Ramirez, 1984
Mr. Kanengiser’s Guitar by Miguel Rodriguez, 1977

Mediterranean Impressions

 

 

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Music of Tedesco, Debussy, Ravel, Levitch, de Falla and Boccherini

Notes

Cambria Records/CD-1049/1990

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Tracks

Quintet for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143, (1950) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
1. Allegro, vivo e schietto  
2. Andante mesto
3. Scherzo – Allegro con spirito, alla Marcia
4. Finale, Allegro con fuoco

5. Ricordo di Mario for solo guitar (1978) by Leon Levitch (b. 1927)

Petite Suite (1889) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) (flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, guitar, bass)
6. En Bateau  
7. Cortege
8. Menuet
9. Ballet

10. Hommage Pour Le Tombeau de Debussy (1920) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) (solo guitar)  

Le Tombeau de Couperin (1917) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) (flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, guitar, bass)
11. Prelude  
12. Forlane
13. Menuet
14. Rigaudon

15. Introduction and Fandango by Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) (guitar and harpsichord)  

Musicians

Gregg Nestor, guitar
Francisco J. Castillo, oboe
Beth Folsom, violin
Jordan Dardov, violin
Gary Gray, clarinet
Karl Vincent, bass
Janet Lakatos, viola,
Masatoshi Mitsumoto, cello
Bonnie Janofsky, harpsichord

Credits

Produced by Lance Bowling and Gregg Nestor
Recorded at Penguin Recording, Eagle Rock, CA
Tel Star Recording, Burbank, CA
Recorded and Mixed by John Strother
Digital Preparation by CMS Digital
Engineer: Robert A. Vosgien

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

 

 

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Classic Film Scores by Franz Waxman and Max Steiner (arr. Gregg Nestor)

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Cambria/CD 1030/1988

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May 10th, 1988 will mark the centenary of Max Steiner’s birth. It is therefore most timely that Gregg Nestor and William Kanengiser collaborate to produce a recording honoring Max Steiner and Franz Waxman on this 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. This recording will be well received by Franz Waxman and Max Steiner fans around the world.

Albert Bender, Director-Founder
The Max Steiner Memorial Society

Tracks

1. Huckleberry Finn Overture – Waxman  
2. Peyton Place Suite – Waxman
3. Katsumi Love Theme from Sayonara – Waxman (with Gordon Halligan, flute)  
4. Philadelphia Story Suite -Waxman
5. The Wishing Star from Taras Bulba -Waxman (Gregg Nestor, solo guitar)
6. Rosanna’s Theme from Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man – Waxman (with Jordan Dardov, violin)
7. Rome Adventure Main Title – Steiner
8. Love Theme from Sugarfoot – Steiner
9. Waltz from Jezebel – Steiner
10. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Suite – Steiner
11. Love Theme from Since You Went Away – Steiner
12. Casablanca Suite – Steiner  
13. Theme from A Summer Place – Steiner
14. Tarantella from The Flame and the Arrow – Steiner  
15. Gone With the Wind Suite – Steiner  

Musicians

Gregg Nestor and William Kanengiser, Guitars
Jordan Dardov, Violin
Gordon Halligan, Flute

Credits

All arrangements by Gregg Nestor
Produced by Lance Bowling and Gregg Nestor
Recorded at Penguin Recording, Eagle Rock, CA
Engineer: John Strother
Digital Preparation by CMS Digital
Engineer: Bill Giolando
Mr. Nestor’s Guitar by Martin Fleeson, 1981
Mr. Kanengiser’s Guitar by Miguel Rodriguez, 1977