Four of Ten “Simple” Preludes by Reginald Smith Brindle – Rob MacKillop, archtop guitar.
Says Rob, memorably, in the caption:
“I find them beautiful and complex, much like my late mother-in-law.”
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The player is Elisabeth Fröhlich.
Timing, articulation, presentation — not boring.
Video filmed by Paco Montañés and José Hidalgo in the courtyard of Casa-Museo Palacete La Hilandera in Alcalá la Real, Jaén in July 2013. The instrument used is a copy of Fabricatore circa 1820 made by the Luthier Arnoldo García with old instruments-carbon strings by Savarez Alliance. Recording in one take, no editing.
Beautiful solo playing.
Once you’ve played this way, or once you’ve felt the meaningful touch of guitar played this way, even something very simple, everything changes.
Carles Trepat is a Spanish Catalan classical guitarist. He was born in Lérida, Spain, in 1960. He usually plays with historical guitars. This concert was played on his 1892 Antonio Torres guitar (SE 153), using gut and silk strings. (In fact, Torres didn’t finish building this guitar. According to Romanillos, this guitar was completed by Miguel Moya when Torres fell ill.)
Andante largo, Op.5, No.5
MIGUEL GARCÍA (Padre Basilio)
Sonata de Elami (09:17)
J. S. BACH (Trans. Llobet)
Capricho catalán (32:50)
La maja de Goya (36:43)
El mirar de la maja (42:22)
Dos zambras La Salvadora (46:10)
Y sin embargo te quiero (49:44)
Los piconeros (Bulerías del siglo XVIII) (53:34)
Amar y vivir (58:12)
El cant dels ocells (1:07:17)
My thanks to Pepe Romero for permitting me to record this.