This collection brings together guitar preludes by Asafiev and Ponce, and includes world premiere recordings of Badings's 12 Preludes, Sauget's 3 Preludes and Farkas's Exercitium Tonale. Despite their very different styles, these composers are all linked together by a single trait: none of them were guitarists. A fascinating survey of 20th century Preludes for guitar solo, recorded between 11-2010 and 3-2012, Chisea della Solitudine, Nuoro, Italy, including world premiere recordings. Guitars: Livio Lorenzatti (2009), Giuseppe Guagliardo (2005). The prelude, originally an introduction to a more complex form (for instance a fugue), started living it's own independent life with J.S. Bach, and developed in the 19th century into a relatively short (roughly between half and five minutes) character piece in free form. Famous examples are the preludes of Chopin. Cristiano Porqueddu is one of the world's best and most adventurous guitarists, his previous recordings for Brilliant Classics of Barrios, Gilardino and Sor having won high praise from the international press.