2. Allegro Solemne from La Catedral - by Agustin Barrios Mangore. Also quite possibly my fav. Barrios piece. He somehow manages to capture the busy atmoshere created by the congregants as they spill outside after a service in the famous Cathedral of Montevideo that inspired this suite. Berta makes a technically demanding piece look almost effortless. What a talent.
3. Prelude in E from the 4th Lute Suite - by J S Bach. Another favourite composer, but this time not quite my fav. Bach piece. That will come later when I work out how to restrict the time bar. This one is still a magical piece though, and every time I hear it I imagine to myself that if God had to communicate with us thru music, this is the piece He would choose to do it with.
4. Cavatina - by Stanley Myers. Also known as the theme from The Deerhunter. Not much to say, except that I actually know somebody who loathes this piece. How such beauty can provoke such hatred is beyond my comprehension.
5. Capricho Arabe - by Francisco Tarrega. Yep, him again - composer of the redonculously (in)famous Recuerdos de la Alhambra, linked in my first music post. This one reminds me of long hot summer evenings sipping a long cool drink alfresco style. Yes, I know this is the UK, but we get those kinda days here too. Just not so often as you do.
6. El Testament d'Amelia - Anon. One of around a half dozen or so traditional Catalan folk songs transcribed for the guitar. Amelia cut a tragic figure by all accounts, hence the need for her last Will & Testament. Whatever her backstory, this is one of the most poignant & melancholic pieces in the entire repertoire.
7. Andecy - Andrew York. And to finish with, how about some mood music to send you to sleep? Played by the composer himself, but for some inexplicable reason he cuts the piece short by omitting one of the repeats.