Today is the 119th birthday of Andrés Segovia, arguably the most important classical guitarist of the modern era. It was his devotion to the classical repertoire, especially that of J. S. Bach, that awakened the general culture to the possibilities of guitar. After him the world of music changed. This was owing not only to his vision, but his towering virtuosity. Bach’s Sarabande Gavotte en Rondeau below. Enjoy.
Person of the Day: Segovia
February 21, 2012 By