ON THIS DATE (50 YEARS AGO)
May 24, 1962 – Andrés Segovia: Music for the Guitar is released.
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Music for the Guitar is an album from Andrés Segovia, released on this date in May, 1962, that finds the legendary guitarist playing both original and arranged music by Ponce, Torroba, Espla, Roussel, Segovia, Mussorgsky, Granados, and Ransman.
Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain. He is widely considered to be one of the best known and most influential classical guitar personalities of the 20th century, having a considerable influence on later guitarists, particularly because of important guitar works that were dedicated to him by composers such as Federico Moreno Torroba.
Segovia is credited for his modern-romantic repertoire, mainly through works dedicated to him by modern composers, but he also created his own transcriptions of classical works that were originally for other instruments. He is remembered for his expressive performances: his wide palette of tone, and his distinctive (often instantly recognizable) musical personality in tone, phrasing and style.
Pièces caractéristiques (Torroba)
Allegro in A Major (Ponce)
Pictures at an Exhibition –
The Old Castle (Mussorgsky-Segovia)
Three Pieces for Guitar (Tansman)