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Manuel Ponce

December 8, 1882 - April 24, 1948
born in Fresnillo, Mexico, composed during the Modern period
Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) was one of the first Mexican composers to achieve international acclaim, moving from light, popular music into more serious endeavors. Ponce studied within Mexico until he went to Europe in 1904, remaining in Berlin until 1909. Upon his return, he was made a piano professor at the Mexico City Conservatory, and in 1913 wrote the international hit Estrellita. After a stint as conductor, Ponce returned to Europe and studied with Paul Dukas; his later works are in a highly sophisticated vein. Ponce's guitar music, most of it commissioned by Andres Segovia, is of central importance to classical guitar literature. ~ Uncle Dave Lewis , Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mexican Piano Music By Manuel M. Ponce

Title: Estrellita: Concert Metamorphosis For Piano
Title: La Barca Del Marino, For Piano
Title: Preludio Mexicano "Cuiden Su Vida", For Piano
Title: Estudio De Concierto, For Piano
Title: Trozos Romanticos, For Piano
Title: Legende, For Piano

11. Legende, For Piano: Legende

Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 3 In A Flat Major
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 8 In C Sharp Minor
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 9 In G Minor
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 11 In A Minor
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 13 In F Minor
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 14 In D Flat Major
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 16 In B Flat Minor
Title: Mazurka For Piano No. 23 In A Minor
Title: Suite Cabana, For Piano
Title: Études (2) À Artur Rubinstein, For Piano
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Track List: Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 1

Title: Vespertina

1. Vespertina: Vespertina

Title: Matinal (Rondino)

2. Matinal (Rondino): Matinal

Title: Canciones (3) Populares Mexicanas For Guitar, Nos 1-3, Complete

3. Canciones (3) Populares Mexicanas For Guitar, Nos 1-3, Complete: I. La Pajarera

5. Canciones (3) Populares Mexicanas For Guitar, Nos 1-3, Complete: III. La Valentina

Title: Preludes (24/12) For Guitar

6. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: I. In C Major

7. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: II. In A Minor

8. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: III. In G Major

9. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: IV. In E Minor

10. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: V. In D Major

11. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: VI. In B Minor

12. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: VII. In A Major

13. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: VIII. In F Sharp Minor

14. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: IX. In E Major

15. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: X. In C Sharp Minor

16. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XI. In B Major

17. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XII. In G Sharp Minor

18. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XIII. In F Sharp Major

19. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XIV. In D Sharp Minor

20. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XV. In D Flat Major

21. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XVI. In B Flat Minor

22. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XVII. In A Flat Major

23. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XVIII. In F Minor

25. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XX. In C Minor

26. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XXI. In B Flat Major

27. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XXII. In G Minor

28. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XXIII. In F Major

29. Preludes (24/12) For Guitar: XXIV. In D Minor

Title: Pieces (4) For Guitar

30. Pieces (4) For Guitar: I. Valse

31. Pieces (4) For Guitar: II. Tropico

32. Pieces (4) For Guitar: III. Mazurka

33. Pieces (4) For Guitar: IV. Rumba

Title: Scherzino Mexicano For Guitar

34. Scherzino Mexicano For Guitar: Scherzino Mexicano

Title: Postlude For Guitar (1928)

35. Postlude For Guitar (1928): Postlude

Title: Alborada For Guitar

36. Alborada For Guitar: Alborada

Title: Canción For Guitar
Title: Prelude (1925) For Guitar

38. Prelude (1925) For Guitar: Prelude (1925) For Guitar

Title: Prelude In E Minor For Guitar

39. Prelude In E Minor For Guitar: Prelude

Title: Courante

40. Courante: Courante

Title: Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes)

41. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): I. Moderato

42. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): II. Andante

43. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): III. Moderato

44. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): IV. Allegretto Expressivo

45. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): V. Allegretto Con Moto

46. Preludios Cortos (6) For Guitar (Six Short Preludes): VI. Allegretto

Title: Estrellita For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)

47. Estrellita For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra): Estrelitta

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benjamincask e y 0 2
Manuel lived a long career
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timphiatt
good
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r_integral
Refreshing sound - so adroitly performed and am amazing composer of music.
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One of my most favorite songs ever. I stop what I am doing just to listen to it.
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I love classical/La t i n guitar music...so soothing,cal m , b e a u t i f u l , w i t h o u t losing any intellect;de f i n a t e l y not elevator music.
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hector try listening to Classical solo Piano station
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hectorrosale s 5 0 0
It's weird I like hardcore rap from the 90s but when I listen to this it makes me calm and now everyday on my way to school I listen to this beautiful music to make me forget about how awful it is to wake up tired and irritated.
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delgado.isma e l
Sadly, Mexican society seems to have forgotten this master composer (Manuel M. Ponce).
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lkgrebnel
Been years since first I heard John Williams, was stunned then--as now. thx Pandora
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axsotojr
Virtuosity commissioned by a virtuoso. Truly art of the highest form. Bravisimo!
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titaly
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the neares possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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seawild
Mucho gusto en conocerlo!
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beautiful! wonderful to work with in the library...gl a d to have heard him on Pandora...al s o a Segovia fan...intere s t i n g that they worked together. Miriam
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What a life he must have had.
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I havent heard much from him but what I have seems to be somewhat reminiscent of Bach. perhaps an influence from his time in Berlin?
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¡Ajúa!
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Viva Mexico!
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