Now Available — Andrés Segovia Archive: French Composers
Roberto Moronn Pérez, Guitar
Following his successful debut album of Spanish composers, Roberto Moronn Pérez performs selected works from the “Andrés Segovia Archive”, this time showcasing the French composers. The genesis for this unique project is a collection of pieces recovered in May 2001 at Segovia’s home in Spain. These pieces were dedicated to Segovia or commissioned by him, involving composers from eight countries. They were subsequently published as “The Segovia Archive Series” by Edizione Musicale Bèrben. Guitarist Roberto Moronn Pérez researched these newly recovered works and found some pieces that had never been recorded, and those that had were handicapped by poor visibility in the marketplace and limited distribution. This realization sparked the thought that here was an opportunity: a series of recordings organized around the nationalities of the composers in the Segovia Archive.
This new album was recorded in the lovely acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire, U.K. It was produced, recorded and edited by the outstanding U.K. engineerJohn Taylor. Mastering is by Reference Recordings’ own GRAMMY®-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson.
TRACK LISTING: RAYMOND PETIT: Sicilienne; HENRI MARTELLI: Quatre Pièces; PIERRE DE BREVILLE: Fantaisie; HENRI COLLET: Briviesca; RAYMOND MOULAERT: Suite; RAOUL LAPARRA: Cuadros (Scènes d’Espagne); PIERRE-OCTAVE FERROUD: Spiritual; IDA PRESTI: Segovia