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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Track 13 - 'Arrival' - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

'Prelude and Fugue in E major' is the final track on 'Arrival' and was written by the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968).

Tedesco composed many important works for the guitar, mainly as a result of his friendship with Andres Segovia.
It was Segovia who introduced Tedesco to the Presti-Lagoya Duo who inspired him to compose a set of twenty-four preludes and fugues for two guitars, in the early 1960s.
In addition to his guitar composition, Tedesco composed in almost every conceivable form.

After his prudent flight from Italy in 1939, he lived in Beverly Hills, California, where he was employed by MGM studios, and worked on the scores of more than 200 films.
He became one of the most sought after composition teachers in Los Angeles, with pupils including John Williams, Henry Mancini and Andre Previn.

To read more on the life of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, follow this link.

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