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Royal Winter Music – Stradivarius STR 33670

Released in 2005

Royal Winter MusicHans Werner Henze‘s complete cycle, Royal Winter Music: 2 Sonatas based on Shakespearean Characters (1976,1979) David Tanenbaum’s second recording of this piece.

Waking Dances: Guitar Music of Jorge Liderman – Bridge 9150

Released in 2004

Waking Dances

Waking Dances for Solo Guitar
Swirling Streams with bass clarinet and string trio

World Guitar Ensemble: Crossing Borders – WGE 080603-1

Released in 2004

Crossing BordersWith Aniello Desiderio, Ivo Kaltchev, Laura Young, Peppino D’Agostino, Olaf Van Gonnissen, Thomas Muller-Pering, Gyan Riley, & Zoran Dukic. Conducted by Helmut Oesterreich.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and music by Riley, D’Agostino, Brouwer, Chick Corea and Ferdinand Forsch.

Heartsongs – Sharper Image

Released in 2003

HeartsongsSong for Faruk with Peppino D’agostino

Serenado-Lou Harrison – New Albion NA 123

Released in 2003

Serenado-Lou HarrisonComplete guitar music of Lou Harrison, including his last piece, Scenes from Nek Chand (first recording) and arrangements of harp and piano music. With Willie Winant, percussion; Gyan Riley, guitar; Joel Davel and Scott Evans, percussion.

Naive and Sentimental Music – Nonesuch Records B00005UW1A

Released in 2002

Naive and Sentimental MusicJohn Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

Orchestral work with guitar solo by David Tanenbaum with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Classical Guitar Highlights Vol. 1 – Acoustic Music

Released in 2002

Weiss: Allemande

Y Bolanzero – Cadenza CAD 800879

Released in 2001

Y BolanzeroWith Terry Riley, Helmut Oesterreich and the Jugendgitarrenorchester Baden-Wurttemberg.

Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (Tanenbaum as soloist)
Terry Riley: Y Bolanzero (Tanenbaum as soloist)
Leo Brouwer: Acerca del cielo, el aire y la sonrisa
Chick Corea: Spain
Henry Brant: Rosewood (Tanenbaum as conductor in a live performance in Frankurt, 1996 with 134 guitars)

David Tanenbaum Plays Weiss – Acoustic Music Records 319.1248.242

Released in 2001

David Tanenbaum Plays WeissLute Music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) on guitar


Released in 2000

Classic/SteelDuos with Steel String guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Bach: Two Sinfonias
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major
D’Agostino: 4 Pieces
Ponzio: Tarantula
Anon: Valse Venezolienne
Maxwell-Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Nato Lima: Blue Angel

Pavane – Acoustic Music Records 319.1219 242

Released in 2000

PavaneTranscriptions of piano works of Debussy, Ravel and Satie.

The Book of Abbeyozzud – New Albion 106

Released in 1999

Book of AbbeyozzudTerry Riley Guitar Music; with Gyan Riley, guitar; Tracy Silverman, violin; Willie Winant, percussion; with a guest appearance by Terry Riley on percussion.

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David Tanenbaum – New Albion 095

Released in 1997

David Tanenbaum

First Recordings of:
Steve Reich: Nagoya Guitar
Lew Richmond: Three Preludes
Aaron Jay Kernis: Partita
Frank Zappa: Waltz
Terry Riley: Barabas
Alan Hovhaness: Sonatas I and II

Schemers and Dreamers – Acoustic Guitar magazine on CD Volume 1

Released in 1997

Takemitsu: All in Twilight (Second Movement)

Last Letters from Stalingrad – Albany Records

Released in 1997

Last Letters from StalingradGuitar Chamber Music of Elias Tanenbaum.

100 Greatest Dance Hits – New Albion 083

Released in 1996

Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits

With the Chester String Quartet

Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits for guitar and string quartet

Manuel Barrueco plays Lennon and McCartney – EMI7243 5 442282 5

Released in 1994

Manuel Barrueco Plays Lennon & McCartneyPenny Lane, Fool on the Hill, She’s Coming Home for 2 guitars

Astor Piazzola: El Porteño – New Albion 065

Released in 1994

Astor Piazzolla: El PorteñoSergio Assad‘s new arrangements of The Four Seasons Portenos, Cinco Piezas, La Muerte de Angel, Milonga del Angel, Chau Paris

Silesian Guitar Autumn – Tychy PRK 005

Released in 1993

Tarrega: Alborado
Piazzolla: Verano Porteño

Beaming Contrasts – New Albion 060

Released in 1993

Beaming ContrastsWith the Alexander String Quartet

Peter Scott Lewis: Beaming Contrasts  for guitar and string quartet

The Perilous Chapel – New Albion 055

Released in 1993

The Perilous ChapelGuitar and percussion music of Lou Harrison, with Willie Winant.

Great American Guitar Solo – Neuma 45C-84

Released in 1993

Great American Guitar SoloFirst recordings of American music:

Bolcom: Seasons
Curtis-Smith: Great American Guitar Solo
Johanson: Mortua Dulce Cano
Currier: Sonata
Korde: Time Grids for guitar and tape

Ensemble Modern – Ars Musici AM 0859-2

Released in 1992

Ensemble ModernHenze’s guitar concerto, An Eine Aolsharfe, written for David Tanenbaum in 1986, with the composer conducting the Ensemble Modern.

Legends of Guitar: Classical – Rhino 70563

Released in 1991

Legends of Guitar: ClassicalScarlatti: Sonata K. 336

Acoustic Counterpoint – New Albion 032

Released in 1991

Acoustic Counterpoint

With the Shanghai String Quartet

First recordings of
Tippett: The Blue Guitar
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint (acoustic version)
Maxwell-Davies: Sonata
Sierra: Triptico for guitar and string quartet
Takemitsu: All in Twilight

Estudios – GSP 1000

Released in 1990

Brouwer: 20 Estudios Sencillos
Carcassi: 25 Estudios Op. 60
Sor: 20 Etudes

Christmas Guitars – Green Linnet 1103

Released in 1989

Christmas GuitarsBenefit for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Weiss: Passacaglia

Lute Masterworks – Innova Digital Archive 1001

Released in 1987


Guitar recording of

Da Milano, Dowland: fantasies
J.S. Bach: Lute Suite BWV 995