Eduardo Fernández

Eduardo Fernández plays Giuliani
Rossiniana Nr. 4 op. 122
Sonatina op. 71/2
Le Giulianate op. 148
Variationen über „Ruhm und Liebe“ op. 105
Sonata Eroica op. 150

Eduardo Fernández, guitar

Mauro Giuliani was one of the greatest guitar virtuosos of the 19th century. Over 200 of his guitar compositions have come down to us. He lived in Vienna from 1806 until 1819, which was the age of his artistic heyday. In 1819, he moved back to Italy, the country of his birth, first to Rome and then to Naples, where he died in 1829. His compositional style reflects the various places where he settled, apparent in how he joins the Italian bel canto with the Viennese classic style.

Eduardo Fernández, born in 1952 in Uruguay, is one of the world’s leading guitarists. After winning the guitar competitions in Porto Allegre, Brazil and Radio France, Paris, he participated in the 1975 Andrés Segovia competition on Mallorca and won First Prize. He gave his US debut in New York in 1977; his debut in London’s Wigmore Hall followed in 1983. One of the focal points of his work is historic guitars and performance practice. For this recording, however, he plays a modern guitar at a slightly lower pitch.