Posts Tagged ‘aranjuez’
Here’s the last of our videos from guitarist Tariq Harb’s visit to GSI a couple of weeks ago. Tariq plays more of the Aranjuez on that amazing 1931 Esteso and the introduction from Napoleon Coste’s ‘Fantaisie Dramatique, Op.31′ on a gorgeous 2008 Bernd Martin ‘Exposition’ that besides sounding great has a lot of cool snakewood detail and a snakewood fretboard.
*** Videos seem to have been removed from YouiTube for now. I’ll update if they come back.****
We got an email from Vicente Carillo (besides making his own guitars he is the luthier behind the Tomatito line of flamencos) and he was very excited that Cañizares had just performed the ‘Aranjuez’ at the Teatro Real in Madrid with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle, playing one of Vicente’s guitars. As he put it, a luthier really couldn’t ask for much more. Cañizares (Juan Manuel Cañizares, but everyone just calls him Cañizares) is an amazing flamenco player who toured with Paco de Lucia for years and lately has been nurturing his classical side. He’s kind of an out-there flamenco player (in the best possible way), so for me it’s interesting to hear him go in this direction. Great videos.
The Curtis Institute of Music recently announced that it would be creating a guitar program, and chose guitarists Jason Vieaux and David Starobin to lead the new department. I had a chance to talk to Jason about Curtis, about teaching in general, and about a lot of other stuff, from practicing to recording to performing the Aranjuez with ten different orchestras in one year.
The other day I posted Paco De Lucia playing the Aranjuez. Now here’s our friend Vicente Coves playing the Allegro from the ‘Aanjuez’ in the caves of Nerja with the RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television) symphony orchestra. It’s about the coolest place you can imagine to see a performance like this. Vicente is playing his Rafael Moreno guitar.