dabacahin:

Andrés Segovia plays Francisco Tárrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”
“This is the Holy Grail for a classical guitarist and is an evocation of the Moorish palace at Granada. It has a long, relentless tremolo running through the piece which is incredibly hard to execute. The secret is to play it with absolute regularity—it doesn’t have to be very fast. Segovia’s version is the best for me because it is so measured. It is terribly romantic and soulful, but not remotely flashy, and played with tremendous feeling. I discovered recently that Segovia did his tremolo differently—he played it as ‘first finger, second finger, first finger’—which might account for this version being so special.”
— Louis de Bernières, “Pieces of Me” (Sinfini Music)
(Photograph of Andrés Segovia [1893–1987] by Diego González Ragel. Thank you, Carlos González Ximénez and Flickr.)

dabacahin:

Andrés Segovia plays Francisco Tárrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”

“This is the Holy Grail for a classical guitarist and is an evocation of the Moorish palace at Granada. It has a long, relentless tremolo running through the piece which is incredibly hard to execute. The secret is to play it with absolute regularity—it doesn’t have to be very fast. Segovia’s version is the best for me because it is so measured. It is terribly romantic and soulful, but not remotely flashy, and played with tremendous feeling. I discovered recently that Segovia did his tremolo differently—he played it as ‘first finger, second finger, first finger’—which might account for this version being so special.”

Louis de Bernières, “Pieces of Me” (Sinfini Music)

(Photograph of Andrés Segovia [1893–1987] by Diego González Ragel. Thank you, Carlos González Ximénez and Flickr.)

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