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The Artistry of
Christopher Parkening

A compilation of early LP recordings by Christopher Parkening previously unreleased on CD, featuring two of Parkening’s signature pieces, Bach’s Chaconne and Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas.


  • Prelude for Lute (J.S. Bach, BWV 999)
  • Fugue from Violin Sonata No. 1 (Bach, BWV 1001)
  • Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach-Manuel Ponce)
  • Courante from Cello Suite No. 3 (Bach, BWV 1009)
  • Two Renaissance Pieces for Lute (trans. Andrés Segovia)
  • Preludio (Ponce)
  • Scherzino from Cavatina (Alexandre Tansman)
  • Danza pomposa from Cavatina (Tansman)
  • Estudio No. 3 in A major (Fernando Sor)
  • Melancolia (Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco)
  • Andante Cantabile (Robert Schumann, trans. Segovia)
  • Cuna (Federico Mompou)
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 (Erik Satie, arr. Christopher Parkening)
  • Gymnopédie No. 2 (Satie, arr. Jack Marshall)
  • Gymnopédie No. 3 (Satie, arr. Marshall)
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Claude Debussy, arr. Marshall)
  • Pastourelle (Francis Poulenc, arr. Marshall)
  • Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty (Maurice Ravel, arr. Jerrold Hyman)
  • Empress of the Pagodas (Ravel, arr. Hyman)
  • Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Traditional, arr. Marshall)