PHILIP HII

PHILIP HII CHOPIN NOCTURNES CD TRASCRIZIONE PER CHITARRA NOTTURNI con gran espressione

PHILIP HII, CHOPIN NOCTURNES.

CD DI MUSICA CLASSICA.

I NOTTURNI DI CHOPIN TRASCRITTI PER CHITARRA.

 

Chopin - Nocturnes

11 Nocturnes arranged and recorded by Philip Hii

CONTENTS

1 No. 20, Op. post: lento con gran espressione
2 No. 2, Op. 9, No. 2: andante
3 No. 13, Op. 48, No. 1: lento
4 No. 5, Op. 15, No. 2: larghetto
5 No. 21, Op. post.
6 No. 6, Op. 15, No. 3: lento
7 No. 9, Op. 32, No. 1: andante sostenuto
8 No. 15, Op. 55, No. 1: andante
9 No. 7, Op. 27, No. 1: larghetto
10 No. 19, Op. post. 72, No. 1: andante
11 No. 11, Op. 37, No. 1: andante sostenuto

REVIEWS and QUOTES

"Classical guitarists have long sought a composer whom they may hail as the Chopin of the guitar. While some liken Francisco Tarrega's beautiful yet understated melodies and reflexive use of guitar idioms to Chopin's piano works, others feel more strongly that the Etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos are to the guitar what the Chopin Etudes are to the piano. Nonetheless, the dynamic range and dazzling flourishes that mark Chopin's work have often seemed better suited to the keyboard than to the plucked string. Philip Hii's most recent release artfully defies such claims. It owes its success not only to Hii's brilliant technique, but to his inventive and studied arranging skills. The affect of the Nocturnes selected for this disc are fully maintained in Hii's guitar versions, and he navigates the delicate lines with an ease achieved only through deep thought and reflection. Op.48, No.1 is the first piece to fully explore Hii's range of talents, challenging the guitarist with quick chromatic lines interwoven into a complex polyphony. Equally memorable is Hii's performance of Op.55, No.1, in which he captures the essence of the many beautiful moments in this composition. The penultimate nocturne, Op.72, No.1, once again offers Hii the opportunity to display his acrobatics as he dances through some surprisingly fast scalar passages while carefully maintaining the active polyphonic lines. Aside from offering a wealth of new repertoire to challenge concert guitarists, this recording also sheds new light on compositions that greatly shaped the romantic period and thus I believe it would appeal to all who appreciate Chopin's work." - Timothy Smith, Minor 7th

"This uncommonly beautiful solo guitar music - 11 of Chopin's 21 Nocturnes arranged and exquisitely performed by Hii - is a gift to the spirit. Without knowing otherwise, one might think Chopin wrote for guitar rather than piano." - Chris Dodge, Utne

"Hii often puts the music first, over bravura technical display, and the result can be remarkably affecting. He has a great sense for the introverted expressive world of these pieces; and his interpretations are carefully considered, tasteful, and even moving. His scale technique is as fast as anyone's, and he plays many of these runs with a lightness of touch that few could achieve. Hii's notes offer a nice overview of Chopin's nocturnes and a persuasive defense of their transcription on the guitar." - Rings, American Record Guide

"In his all-new transcriptions of eleven 'Nocturnes', Philip Hii emerges as a forceful and engaging performer, whose penchant for surges of dynamic energy ensure no listener drifts in to a slumber, nocturnal or otherwise. ...the performances remain controlled and compelling, Hii's remarkable capacity to sustain a single-string trill against dauntingly intricate accompaniments coming into its own on several occasions." - Paul Fowles, Classical Guitar Magazine

"As Hii says in his liner notes, it's hard to imagine piano music more fit for the intimate nature of the guitar. When you stop and think about it, you ought to think that these pieces would have been standard repertory for the last century. But you would be wrong. However, listening to Hii play them, it's impossible not to be seduced.

Whereas usually getting new repertoire of late seems to mean very modern music, this is a case where you can wallow in the unabashed romanticism. Do you want music for your next rendezvous, for your wedding proposal etc. this is it without a doubt and without a touch of cheesiness. This disc is a class act all the way through, done for the love of the music rather than the marketing potential (kudos to GSP's Dean Kamei for another job well done). From the muted tones of the artwork to the warmth and depth of the recorded guitar tone, this disc is very well put together. ...it's likely that most people will recognize every single one of the pieces, even if you don't think you've heard the Nocturnes before.

So, if we've all heard these a thousand times, why should hearing them on guitar be any different? The answer is Hii's playing, as well as the sonority of the guitar. He has an exceptional feel for the romantic style, and his playing will win over the hardest of hearts. He gets inside the music, at once making you feel that he is speaking from his heart and that this music was written expressly for the guitar. His liberal use of drop D and G tunings adds a lower register that emphasizes the darkness of tone, and his decision to eschew his own editorial decisions in favor of fidelity to the piano score makes for a simple, direct musical experience.

It's so nice to have a new disc of guitar music that is so immensely listenable. Anybody would like this. It's a wonderful disc." - Tom Chandler, Rasputin Manifesto
 

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BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN, Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998 transcribed as recorded Philip Hii SPARTITO

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN, Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998
(transcribed as recorded by Philip Hii)

SPARTITO DI MUSICA CLASSICA PER CHITARRA

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BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 transcribed Philip Hii CHITARRA SPARTITO

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN, Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 (transcribed and recorded by Philip Hii)
A first-rate work then, well arranged, left hand fingerings in full, clearly printed to GSP level. &a welcome quality piece for all those Bach devotees in Recital. Neil Smith, Classical Guitar Magazine

SPARTITO PER CHITARRA CLASSICA

PENTAGRAMMA

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BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN-Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 transcribed Philip Hii CHITARRA SPARTITO

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN, Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (transcribed as recorded by Philip Hii)

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BACH JOHANN SEBASTIAN Toccata & Fugue BWV 565 transcrizione GUITAR Philip Hii CHITARRA LIBRO

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN, Toccata & Fugue, BWV 565 (Hii) SHEET MUSIC 

SPARTITO DI MUSICA CLASSICA PER CHITARRA CON PENTAGRAMMA. 

TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA PER CHITARRA DELLA FAMOSA TOCCATA E FUGA IN RE minore 565 PER ORGANO.

 

(transcribed and recorded by Philip Hii)

Its not the only transcription of Bachs Toccata & Fugue in D minor, but its certainly a contender for top notch.  Corpus Christi Caller Times 

Sorprendente chitarrista dalle ottime qualità tecniche interpretative.

 

Toccata & Fugue

guitar

editor: Hii, Philip

composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

pagine: 14

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BACH JOHANN SEBASTIAN Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue BWV 903 transcribed GUITAR Philip Hii LIBRO

BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN

Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (Hii)
(transcribed and recorded by Philip Hii)

At around 13 minutes in length this version could perhaps offer highly ambitious players an alternative to the famous Chaconne.  Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar Magazine

Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

guitar

editor: Hii, Philip

composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

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Bach Johann Sebastian Nun Komm' Der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 LIBRO guitar Philip Hii trascrizione CHITARRA

Nun Komm' Der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

LIBRO DI MUSICA, SPARTITI PER CHITARRA.

Trascrizione del fenomeno virtuoristico della Malesia !!

Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland

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editor: Hii, Philip

composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

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BACH JOHANN SEBASTIAN NEW TRASCRIPTIONS FOR GUITAR PHILIP HII CD TOCCATA E FUGA BWV565

BACH, NEW TRASCRIPTIONS FOR GUITAR. Philip Hii. Prepotenti trascrizioni per chitarra della musica di Bach; compresa la Toccata e fuga in re minore (vedi il libro 1042 Acoustic Guitar Artist Songbook Vol.1) CD.

CD DI MUSICA DI BACH, TRASCRIZIONI PER CHITARRA.

Virtuoso della Malesia.


J.S. Bach: New Transcriptions For Guitar

Originally released in 1993, Philip Hii's project was a critic's favorite, despite its limited availability. Mr. Hii's rendering of Bach's masterworks on this recording reveal that his talent as an expressive performer equals his enormous gift for transcription.

CONTENTS

1 Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 - 1) Chromatic Fantasy
2 Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 - 2) Fugue
3 Nun Komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
4 Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 - 1) Adagio ma non Tanto
5 Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 - 2) Allemande
6 Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023 - 3) Gigue
7 Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998 - 1) Prelude
8 Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998 - 2) Fugue
9 Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998 - 3) Allegro
10 Ich Ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
11 Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565 - 1) Toccata
12 Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565 - 2) Fugue 

Recommended to all who want guitar music to rise above the salon and to express a little more than intimate charm.&Philip Hii joins the daring band of prospectors who have mined new gold. - Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar Magazine

one of the more remarkable moments in the recorded guitar literature. - Kurt Loft, The Tampa Tribune

Powerful and confident&Some guitarists merely arrange famous music to make it playable...Hii has found new and subtle nuances in this Baroque music, which he brings to life in a manner that is at once virtuosic and musical. Believe all the hyperbole you may have read about this talented guitarist.  - John Clayton, St. Louis Guitar Society Newsletter

Mr. Hii is a guitarist of great talent&his technical prowess can be said without exaggeration to rival that of Kazuhito Yamashita...terrifying to mere mortals. In a nutshell: if you see this CD, buy it immediately. - Stephen Hooker, Guitar Toronto Newsletter

With impeccable technique and outstanding interpretative gifts, Hii succeeds in making his own transcriptions of these pieces...originally written for violin or organ...sound joyfully at home on nylon-string guitar. His passionate rubato and penetrating tone contribute to a thrilling performance that adds a new dimension to the Bach guitar repertoire. - James Rotondi, Guitar Player Magazine

Some of the most fascinating guitar records on the market are devoted entirely to transcriptions. ...an even more exciting disc...because it faces more serious challenges and meets them brilliantly...is J.S. Bach: New Transcriptions for Guitar. ...Even in a dazzling performance, BWV 565 loses something when it is shifted from the organ to the guitar, but Hii makes it sound as if it had been composed for his own instrument...no small accomplishment. - Joseph McClellan, The Washington Post

Astonishing technique, abundant ideation and liquid expression. The sense of discovery is heightened by Hii's elegant sense of timing, his genuine interpretation and superb phrasing, the result being a completely satisfying Bach recital that borders on revelation. (Oh yes...here's someone with 's famous P, F & A at a fast tempo, which the symmetry of the structure demands.) Highest Recommendation. - John Schneider, Soundboard Magazine

...an almost mind-numbing achievement in dexterity and musicality. ...Hii has taken liberties here and there, streamlining internal harmonies where necessary while maintaining the essence of the compositions. The results are stunning. The Toccata, by virtue of its difficulty, is rarely tackled on a six-string. Hii's stellar arrangement and reading rousingly capture the propulsive rhythmic drive and the wide dynamic range required for this piece; it is spine-chilling. Do yourself a favor: Don't miss this album. - Michael Wright, AudioMagazine

 

HII, PHILIP
A native of Malaysia, Philip Hii started playing the guitar at the age of ten. Hii came to the United States in 1983 and studied in Boston and Denton, Texas before settling in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he now heads the guitar program at Del Mar College and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

Philip has concertized in the United States, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, and the Far East. As an artist on the Texas Commission on the Arts touring roster for the past four years, Mr. Hii has performed in cities across Texas. In 1992, he was also named to the prestigious Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Program.

QUOTES

Nobody plays the guitar like Philip Hii; hes the Heifetz of the classical guitar. &the Toccata and Fugue is downright scary.  Diane Gordon, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

The man is not only incredibly fast, he plays with great musicality &breathtaking.  Wieland Ulrichs, Musikblatt

Hiis touch is perfect, characterized by beautiful tone of the utmost consistency. A standard by which to measure future guitarists.  Peter Maier, Guitar Aktuell Magazine

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