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Giovanni Navone (1839-1907) - 25 Compositions for Guitar Solo

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G. Navone - 25 composizioni per chitarra

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Giovanni Navone, son of Domenico, born in Villanova di Asti in 1839 came from a well-known family of musicians. Today, many guitar scholars consider him the founder of Piedmont’s guitar school for his having trained almost all of Turin’s guitarists of his time.

Navone undertook self-education in an era when musicians faced difficulties in making   careers out of the guitar. Later, he devoted himself to the harp, mastering it. In Turin, he stood out for being a pupil of the then-famous master Antonio Ponzio, known for having republished and extended the guitar method of Antonio Nava (1775-1826).

[From Foreword by Marco V. Bazzotti]

List of included guitar pieces:

  1. Inno Danese
  2. Sarabanda .
  3. Danza araba No. 1
  4. Circo-Scherzo No. 2 (Valzer)
  5. Pagine sparse (Piccola Melodia)
  6. Carmela (Mazurka)
  7. Inno Marziale
  8. Tarantella
  9. La Cilentana
  10. Corinna (Polka)
  11. Festa campestre No. 4
  12. Baci e Carezze (Valzer)
  13. Mormorio (Studio Caratteristico) No. 6
  14. Rosetta (Polka)
  15. Pensiero melanconico
  16. Un Sogno (Studio)
  17. La danza delle ondine (Valzer)
  18. Passa la carovana
  19. Sospiro
  20. Contradanza
  21. Capriccio
  22. Valzer di bravura
  23. Scherzo
  24. Mezzanotte : Rêverie
  25. Scherzo / Polka
  26. Souvenir de St. Paul : Presto
    • Zingaresca
    • La danza dei nostri nonni (The dance of our grandparents)
    • Scherzo andaluso
    • Melodia
    • Selvaggia-scherzo
    • Finale

 G. Navone: Mormorio della foresta

G. Navone: Capriccio

G. Navone: Souvenir de St. Paul