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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy:


[about composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), about guitarist Julian Bream (1933-present)]

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I love acoustic guitar played in a slightly Spanish way.

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    1. Bream plays the gutar in a HIGHLY Spanish way.

      Julian Bream is now eighty-six years old. Segovia, the recognized Dean of classical guitarists, lived ––and played –– well into his nineties.

      There must be something salubrious about acoustic guitar music, wouldn't you say?

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    2. Indeed. Segovia is an unparalleled master.

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    1. Kid,
      Thank you! I was hoping that you'd weigh in.

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    2. Kid,
      Takes me back to the days of the the university's Spanish Department parties. We always had a guitarist at these parties, and some of these guitarists were virtuosos, whose music we adored while we were sipping (or gulping) sangrĂ­a.

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    3. The great variety of tones, moodes, and musical textures these great players can get out of of a curvaceous little box is astonishing, isn't it?

      There are big differences between classical and flamenco guitar music –– and the remarkable stuff producd by Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Tony Mottola, but I enjoy all of it –– except for the crude, boorish growly stuff produced by ELECTRIC guitars, which I've never been able to accept as "real" musical instruments.

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    4. FJ, AOW, Franco, Duck, Ramon has some impressive stuff available on youtube.

      If I may, Ramon's version of my favorite guitar piece.

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    5. His uncle Carlos was the master.

      Taught him well.

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    6. I'll have to que up some Carlos as I haven't yet. In the meantime - Perfection. Whether they liked the music or not they did concede the perfection. One man, one guitar.

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    7. That's some fancy Malaguena, Kid.

      ...and some smooth jazz, Ducky!

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    2. Much more traditional. I like traaditional.

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    3. I don't know... something seams missing... ;)

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    4. Nice one on the 'something' FJ. Thanks.

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    5. No problemo, Kid...

      Happy memories of growing up in Spain.

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    6. Nice... it just needs to include the rest of the culture.

      Apple pie without cheese... is like a kiss without the squeeze. ;)

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    8. It's hard to imagine any Spanish music without the accompiament of hoofbeats of one animal type, or another.

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    9. Indeed. And every country has it's particularities. In Venezuela, it was the verses of Jose Marti (Cuban) on the llanos... in Alma Llanera (Heart of the Plainsman)

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  4. And if I may again as long as we're doing music - Luca Sestak Blues Piano Blues with some bite.

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  5. Thanks, all, for so much participation!

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