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.
When the audience is quiet like that at the end of a performance, it’s better than a standing ovation.
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)
Colin Davin performed on the David Letterman show this evening! I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll bet it was great. Here he is playing Bach’s 3rd Violin Sonata (BWV 1005) in Portland earlier this year:
I listened to an advance copy of Matthew Hough’s soon-to-be-released CD a few days ago (thanks, Meg!) and liked it. It’s a couple of guys playing Bach on classical guitars, but using flat-picks. It’s a good sound, sort of folksy and friendly, easy-going.
Julian Bream, 1978, Wardour Chapel. A live concert.