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Classical guitarist Craig Ogden's beautiful Classic BRIT-nominated album of guitar standards and lesser-known works is a fantastic achievement, from Satie to Mozart via Gershwin and Morricone - find out more about it with our track-by-track guide.
Stanley Myers' well-loved theme from the movie 'The Deer Hunter' (pictured) is the delicate and sweetly affecting opening track to Summertime. What better way to kick things off?
Erik Satie's piece is more famously known as a piano composition, but Craig Ogden's turned it into a relaxing piece of classical guitar music.
This Gershwin standard from 'Porgy & Bess' (pictured) has been interpreted in so many different ways over the years, but Ogden manages to keep it fresh with this lazy, sultry bit of deep south romance.
This traditional tune is synonymous with the classical guitar, and Ogden manages to coax out all the romanticism you would expect.
Ennio Morricone's theme from 'The Mission' has taken on a life of its own and, oboe or not, it remains a fantastic tune and perfectly suited to the mood of this album.
Possibly the most famous and well-loved work in the modern classical guitar repertoire, Ogden is careful to make his own mark on this incredibly lush piece by Joaquin Rodrigo (pictured).
Rather than horse heads in beds and sleeping with the fishes, this highlight from the gangster movie soundtrack (Marlon Brando pictured) is a passionate evocation of love, composed by the great Nino Rota.
Albeniz's gentle classic evokes the sunny titular area of Spain with its gorgeous grace notes and light harmonics.
Another indulgently summery offering, this time from the great Mascagni (pictured in his flame-haired glory) - the Inermezzo conjures up hazy pictures of Sicily in the 19th century.
Who wrote this medieval hit is still very much in dispute (was it Henry VIII?), but one thing's for sure: Craig Ogden makes it sound far more modern than most.
Unsurprisingly, the hazy vistas of rural Spain are effortlessly evoked by this Albeniz standard.
Enlisting the help of the Tippett Quartet, Ogden is in reflective mood for this beautiful Warbeck piece from the Nicolas Cage movie.
For some people, Faure's Pavane will take them straight back to World Cup '98, but for us it means only one thing - more beautiful guitar music from Craig Ogden.
It might not be the most natural choice for an album entitled 'Summertime', but Barrington Pheloung's haunting music from the popular TV show is surprisingly apt - this is much more warm, dusky evening than gritty crime drama.
Not a natural choice for the guitar, this popular rondo sounds as if Mozart might have written it with guitar in mind all along…
What a super way to finish the album - warm, romantic and almost enough to bring a tear to the eye. This classic song from 'The Wizard Of Oz' and Ogdens' beautiful arrangement are a fond farewell to 'Summertime'.