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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: 24 Caprichos de Goya (Dukic)

Composer(s):Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario
Artist(s) Dukic, Zoran, guitar
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572252-53
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 13.98


With its grotesque cast of supernatural beings and subhuman characters, the satirical etchings of Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos (1799) portray the sufferings of 18th century Spain in some of Western art’s most influential images. Originally conceived for Andrés Segovia, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s 24 Caprichos de Goya has seldom been recorded complete, as it is here by Croatian guitarist Zoran Dukic, whose spectacular virtuosity, profound musicianship and artistic maturity have won him more first prizes in international competitions than anyone else in the world.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,March 2009

It was the famous guitarist, Andres Segovia, that sparked Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s interest in the instrument, the highly demanding 24 Caprichos de Goya part of the many scores he wrote for Segovia. Indeed today his name is so linked with the guitar that it comes as something as a surprise to find that he was Italian. In fact the guitar represent a small part of a massive output, later life showing an obsession for working on large musical canvases, including some thrilling Shakespearean tone poems and several operas.The Caprichos also reflect the composer’s interest in the Spanish artist, Francisco Goya, each Caprice resulting from the impression created by twenty-three of his paintings or sketches. Having sometimes criticised Naxos booklets,



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