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another beautiful french guitarist
October 17, 2007 1:32 PM   Subscribe

To me, he embodies The classical guitarist with all the clichés attached. But he can also make any material his own, or use forms with humor. He's got good compositions too.
posted by nicolin (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

If you like that last one (Fuoco (Libra Sonatine)), you should get into Heitor Villa-Lobos' stuff.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2007

Thank you!
posted by speug at 2:02 PM on October 17, 2007

Man, I always get that "I'm not worthy" feeling when I see a guitarist like that.
posted by Zero Gravitas at 2:13 PM on October 17, 2007

I used to play that Chopin waltz on the piano. Looks more difficult on the guitar.
He does a good job. Thanks, nicolin.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:22 PM on October 17, 2007

When I was about 11 years old, my father decided that he had had enough of hearing me butcher Ace Frehley and Jimmy Page riffs, so he talk me to Carnegie Hall to see a one billion year old Andres Segovia shred through some classic pieces as well as some new ones of his own creation.

I suppose that I should look back on that night as a watershed event, a transcendent moment where I was able to bond with my always distant father, while being bathed in the warm glow of the wondrous music of one of the instrument's true masters.

I was instead bored, fidgety and resentful. Oh, well. Some people just have never had an ounce class.

Having said that, this guy is pretty damn good. Thanks for sharing.
posted by psmealey at 4:17 PM on October 17, 2007

The move he busts out at 23 seconds into the tango piece made me shit my pants.
posted by The Straightener at 4:37 PM on October 17, 2007

I'm a sucker for that brilliant all-nail sound. Very light and sharp-sounding guitar too, like a flamenco model.


"Skaï", btw, is leatherette — thus we have "Tango in Leatherette".
posted by Wolof at 12:01 AM on October 18, 2007

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