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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2018, 12:12:57 AM »
This was on while my son was being born last Tuesday. The doctor said, "this is good music." It's my wife's favorite.

Your son couldn't have been born under better music. A good omen indeed. Congratulations!

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2018, 05:51:18 AM »
Your son couldn't have been born under better music. A good omen indeed. Congratulations!
thank you!!!!! still tired from the constant waking up that's been going on n my house on our first day home together. :)

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2018, 08:30:19 AM »


I'm trying to get into these...after my recent allergy to romantic music BUT I'm making an exception for guitar and Carter is a genius. There's an added feature here: Carter playing on his finger tips instead of nails (which is some issue I don't really understand but seems worth noting).

The difference will be in the tone and dynamics produced.

One cannot go far wrong with Sor.

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your son.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2018, 12:50:09 PM »
The difference will be in the tone and dynamics produced.

One cannot go far wrong with Sor.

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your son.
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Thanks! I love the late Sor especially.

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #64 on: August 19, 2018, 02:00:19 PM »
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Villa-Lobos: Douze Etudes pour Guitare [Santos]


   


Very engaging, appealing and interesting music that is well played here.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2018, 05:01:10 AM »
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Villa-Lobos: Douze Etudes pour Guitare [Santos]


   


Very engaging, appealing and interesting music that is well played here.

It is on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/Tifc7OPKds0

https://youtu.be/tGcqQN8P77E




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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2018, 10:06:01 AM »
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The Great Etudes for Guitar [played by Oscar Caceres]


   


All of the big guitar composer names are represented here. The music is very engaging and is well played with a good range of tones from the instrument in a good recording. There is nothing boring or academic about this album.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »


I'm trying to get into these...after my recent allergy to romantic music BUT I'm making an exception for guitar and Carter is a genius. There's an added feature here: Carter playing on his finger tips instead of nails (which is some issue I don't really understand but seems worth noting).

If he is playing on a period instrument, fingertips was the standard technique, as it was with the lute and vihuela - nails came in with modern guitars.  Even Francisco Tarrega played with fingertips

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2018, 10:18:37 AM »
S African Derek Gripper has spent most of his career arranging Kora music from Mali by Toumani Diabaté and others

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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2018, 02:01:09 AM »
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La Guitare est Mon Maitre





Layoga is a fine instrumentalist and plays music by JS Bach, Handel, Weiss, Scarlatti and Vanhal very well in a very good recording. This is a very engaging and enjoyable listen.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2018, 09:22:44 AM »
This is one of my favorite recordings. His playing and musicality are staggering--great sound, too. (I often use it to demo gear or to show the realism of my system.)


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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2018, 09:20:00 AM »
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Christopher Parkening: In The Spanish Style





Very commendable performances of these works in a good, natural sounding recording.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2018, 02:50:44 PM »
Anyone familiar with Stephen Marchionda? I am eyeing these:


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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2018, 12:52:40 PM »
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Villa-Lobos: Pieces Pour Guitare [Almerida]





Etudes 1, 7 & 8
Preludes 1, 3 & 5
Choro Typico
Schottisch-Choro [from Suite Populaire Bresilienne



These are quite fine, refined and very enjoyable performances which are relaxed, lyrical and with nothing forced.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2019, 04:24:13 PM »
Nice thread.

Jose Antonio Escobar is a guitarist who concentrates on South American composers, i.e. from Argentina, Chile and Columbia.  He's recorded a number of CDs for Naxos and all appear to be excellent.  Here's some bio information from his website:

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José Antonio Escobar (b. 1973), was born in Santiago de Chile, where he graduated with Top Honors after studying at the Conservatory of Music-University of Chile. Immediately after graduating, he continued to perfect his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg, Germany with Prof. Franz Halasz. Under the influence of his first master, the lutenist Ernesto Quezada, he became deeply interested in original ancient instruments from the guitar family. This motivated him to round out his studies by attending Early Music courses and master classes with renowned specialists such as Hopkinson Smith, Eduardo Egüez, and Juan Carlos Rivera.

While he is greatly interested in ancient music, he has always felt at home when performing contemporary music. This has led him to commission, premiere and record works by renowned composers such as Angelo Gilardino, Clarice Assad, Javier Farías, Christian Vásquez and Javier Contreras. He has also devoted some time to studying and interpreting music with popular and folk influences from Latin America. In this regard, he has worked in various projects both as a soloist and as part of the guitar duo ‘Dúo Sudamericano’, along with Javier Contreras, the outstanding Chilean composer and guitarist.



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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2019, 01:05:45 AM »
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This album focuses exclusively on the guitar music from Catalonia. Yepes plays his 10 string guitar very ably as always and gives a very good account of this music as one would expect. I like the recorded sound of the instrument; it is atmospheric and lends to the tone of the music.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2019, 06:54:16 AM »
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John Feeley:


      


I have chosen to listen to Feeley’s arrangements of the blind Irish harper Ó Carolan [1670-1738] form the album

Sí beag, Sí mór
Blind Mary
Mrs. Bermingham’s Air and Jig
Sir Festus Burke
Bridget Cruise
George Brabazon


Feeley has a very easy, fluid and lyrical style of playing which is well suited to this music.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2019, 08:41:30 AM »
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez [Behrend/Peters]





The opening movement is taken at breakneck speed. The tempo of the prayer like second movement is much more conventional and is wonderfully expressive. The final movement is also conventional in its choice of tempo and it is a lively and spirited affair.


Additional comment: The opening movement is taken at the fastest tempo that I have heard.
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Re: Classical Guitar
« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2020, 04:35:57 AM »
Torroba [Pomponio/Zárate]


   


Side 1: Trois Nocturnes pour 2 Guitares & Orchestre
Side 2:  7 Pieces pour Duo de Guitares


This is an interesting album with very good playing on it. It is worth seeking out, either physical or streaming.
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