Sunday, March 27, 2016

Segovia and the Preludes

I recently came across this note in a Google preview from Alfredo Escande's new Segovia book Don Andres and Paquita: the Life of Segovia in Montevideo.  While I wait for the book to arrive, I'm really interested in both Segovia's apparent distain for the Preludes, which I consider the peak of all music for classical guitar, and the tantalizing hint of the mythical (I'm afraid) Lost Sixth Prelude.

Here's Segovia in a really impressive version of the first Prelude. Note the little flame-war between partisans of Villa-Lobos & Segovia in the YouTube Comments!

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