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Andres Segovia – The Art of Segovia (2002/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Andrés Segovia – The Art of Segovia (2002/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:38:14 minutes | 2,01 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

DG has put together a fascinating compilation of Segovia’s art that reminds us what a protean figure he was. Segovia single-handedly put the instrument on the map by making classical guitar concerts popular events, broadening the instrument’s repertory through commissions and transcriptions, and convincing even doubters that it could be a vehicle for serious music. He’s heard here in brief pieces recorded between 1952 and 1969. Even in those made when he was well into his 70s, his fingers remain nimble and interpretations lively. Listening straight through, one hears many all-time Segovia favorites as Turina’s Sevillana and Albeniz’s Asturias and Zambra Granadina and renews appreciation for path-breaking composers like Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He wrote extensively for Segovia and his Capriccio diabolico and Tonadilla are pieces of real substance. Disc two is largely made up transcriptions and it’s amazing how well so many of them work on the guitar, at least under Segovia’s magic fingers. Thus the transformations of Bach’s violin music and even a Chopin Prelude sound idiomatic, and the gorgeous melodies of the Canzonetta from Mendelssohn’s Op. 12 String Quartet are irresistible here. An entrancing set. –Dan Davis


1. Andrès Segovia – Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
2. Andrès Segovia – Tárrega: Capricho árabe
3. Andrès Segovia – Tárrega: Marieta
4. Andrès Segovia – Moreno Torroba: Romance de los pinos
5. Andrès Segovia – Madroños
6. Andrès Segovia – Moreno Torroba: Serenata burlesca
7. Andrès Segovia – Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op.9
8. Andrès Segovia – Le tombeau de Debussy”
9. Andrès Segovia – Ponce: Theme, Variations And Finale
10. Andrès Segovia – Traditional: Mexican Folksong
11. Andrès Segovia – Turina: Sevillana
12. Andrès Segovia – Rodrigo: Sarabanda
13. Andrès Segovia – Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Capricho diabolico, Op.85
14. Andrès Segovia – Tonadilla (on the name of Andrés Segovia)
15. Andrès Segovia – No. 1 in E minor
16. Andrès Segovia – No. 3 in A minor
17. Andrès Segovia – Pedrell: Guitarreo
18. Andrès Segovia – Roussel: Segovia, Op.29
19. Andrès Segovia – Dowland: If my complaints
20. Andrès Segovia – The Frog Galliard
21. Andrès Segovia – 3. Sarabande (Arr. For Solo Guitar By Andrés Segovia)
22. Andrès Segovia – 1. Prélude
23. Andrès Segovia – Bourrée
24. Andrès Segovia – 3. Courante
25. Andrès Segovia – 3. Gavotte en Rondeau
26. Andrès Segovia – Frescobaldi: Aria e Corrente
27. Andrès Segovia – D. Scarlatti: Sonata in C minor, K.11
28. Andrès Segovia – Menuet in G
29. Andrès Segovia – Ponce, Paganini: Andantino variato
30. Andrès Segovia – No. 7 In A Major
31. Andrès Segovia – Canzonetta
32. Andrès Segovia – 2. Quasi lento (Preludio)
33. Andrès Segovia – 1. Andantino poco Allegretto
34. Andrès Segovia – The Old Castle
35. Andrès Segovia – No.3 Melody
36. Andrès Segovia – Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
37. Andrès Segovia – No. 4 in E flat minor
38. Andrès Segovia – No.5: Asturias
39. Andrès Segovia – 7. Zambra Granadina
40. Andrès Segovia – Estudio sin luz
41. Andrès Segovia – 3. Danza de las hachas (Allegro con brio)


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