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Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Bach/Ardizzone


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                                                       Mvt #1 


                                                       MVT #2



                                                       MVT #3

Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach 

Arranger:  Matthew Ardizzone

Description: Two guitar arrangement of Bach's Italian Concerto, originally composed for harpsichord.

Instrumentation: Guitar

Era: Baroque

Form: Concerto

Type of Work: Chamber Music

Type of Ensemble: Duet

Nationality: Germany

Parts:  Score & Parts


About Composer/Arranger

Matthew ArdizzoneSince becoming the first guitarist to complete the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, Matthew Ardizzone has been engaged in a multi-faceted musical career, both on the stage and off. Currently admissions dean at the Eastman School of Music, and with backgrounds in college teaching and artist management, he continues to enjoy a rich life as a performer. The Pittsburgh Tribune has described his “sensitive nuances” and the NYC Guitar Society his “incredible tone, marvelous technical facility, and poetic phrasing.” He has performed across North America, including New York, Montréal, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and made his orchestral debut in 2005 performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra (IN). Festival appearances include Brave New Works, the Eastman GuitarFest, the Mid-America Center for Contemporary Music, June in Buffalo, GuitarHouston, and the Ithaca College Winter Guitar Festival. His performances of new music have earned him the praise of composers such as John Anthony Lennon, Paul Lansky, Andrew Simpson, Robert Beaser, and Leslie Bassett. His many collaborative performances include concerts with flutist Leone Buyse, violinists Movses Pogossian and Yehonatan Berick, and sopranos Audrey Luna and Jennifer Goltz.

His solo CD, “Mazurka!” won a Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence. Other awards include First Prize in the 1995 Rantucci Guitar Competition and fifth place in the 1997 Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition in Malibu. He has been on the faculties of Bowling Green State University, Nazareth College of Rochester, and the Eastman Community Music School, and he now teaches for the Eastman Summer Guitar Institute. At Eastman, he studied with Nicholas Goluses took courses in Baroque performance with Paul O’Dette. Prior to attending Eastman, he studied with Edward Flower at Ithaca College, and has also worked with Eliot Fisk (Norfolk Chamber Music Festival) and Angel Romero (one unforgettable lesson in 2006).

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  1. great addition to the Bach for guitar rep

    Posted by David on 8th Dec 2013

    Nice to get some new Bach out there

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