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The list of distinguished artists on Decca's The #1 Guitar Album reads like a Who's Who of classical guitarists, and this 2008 double-disc compilation matches that roster with a highly varied program full of the best-known pieces and arrangements for the instrument. Whether it's Andrés Segovia offering selections from J.S. Bach's celebrated works, Julian Bream playing miniatures by Sor and Torroba, or Göran Söllscher drawing on the Lennon and McCartney songbook, the performances are first-rate across the board, and fans of ...

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  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  2. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93
  3. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prélude
  4. Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Gavotte 1 & 2
  5. Lady Hunsdon's Almain (Lady Hunsdon's Puffe), for lute, P 54
  6. A piece without title, for lute, P 51
  7. The Shoemaker's Wife, a Toy, for lute, P 58
  8. Keyboard Sonata in E major ("Cortčge"), K. 380 (L. 23)
  9. Prelude for lute in C minor, BWV 999 (BC L171)
  10. Minuets (2), for keyboard in G major & G minor BWV Anh. 114-115 (from 2nd Notebook for Anna Magdalena)
  11. Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart's "The Magic Flute," for guitar, Op. 9
  12. Album für die Jugend No. 1 ("Melodie") for piano in C major, Op. 68/1
  13. Album für die Jugend No. 10 ("Fröhlicher Landmann, von der Arbeit Zurückkehrend") for piano, Op. 68/10
  14. Album für die Jugend No. 2 ("Soldatenmarsch") for piano in G major, Op. 68/2
  15. Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 39/15
  16. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, SF. 935 (often transposed to C minor)
  17. Romance
  18. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra
  19. Sonata for guitar in C major ("Grande Sonate"), Op. 22: Minuetto
  20. Preludio for guitar in E major
  21. Fiesta en Jerez, for Flamenco guitar
  22. Sevillanas
  23. Carmen, opera: Habanera
  24. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & piano, A. 390: Aria
  25. Sicilienne, for cello & piano, Op. 78
  26. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Qui Tollis
  27. Here, There & Everywhere
  28. The Long and Winding Road
  29. Yesterday
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