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Fri, 21 Apr 2006

Dedication / Andrés Segovia
I'm working from memory here, so what follows may be entirely wrong. But not wrong in any important way, so bear with me.

As I recall, it was one of my junior high school English teachers who introduced us to the music of Segovia. Having grown up with The Beatles, the idea of classical guitar was anathema. I think I was impressed by what I heard, but not particularly interested. But something must have stuck, if only the idea that there were more kinds of music than got played on Top 40 AM radio. Even guitar music.

I associate Segovia with Spanish guitar, which is probably unfair. Not that there's anything at all wrong with Spanish guitar. It's just that the classical works on display here are more varied and often gentler than what I think of when I hear that term. There is a rare kind of beauty in his playing that I don't hear in rock or folk or country. Definitely worth another listen.

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