Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by sticker, May 25, 2004.
As per title really, anyone got any recommendations?
Any albums by John Williams (guitarist not jaws composer) or Julian Bream, Rodrigo guitar concerto and vivaldi lute concerto both fantastic for full ensemble stuff. If not I particularly like music written by Villa Loboss (not sure about that spelling) and Fernando Sor.
I was bored so I searched for you as per above recommendations.
As above I strongly recommend Rodrigos Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez
Take a look at this album here.
Also Recuerdos de la Alhambra Tarrega is a nice piece.
I notice that you are able to play dvd-audio discs.
Give this a try......
Esteban is one of a few guitarists who is endorsed
by Segovia. I have this title and the sound quality and
his playing is exceptional - you won't be dissapointed.
You'll probably get it cheaper if you shop around but
beware of Play as they are actually selling the dts cd
version and not the dvd-audio (apparently the dvd-audio
version sounds better).
Can I ask another question in relation to these CD's......do they have singing on them?
May sound an odd question but I went to Seville recently and watched some Flamenco, and while the guitar was brilliant, the singing was atrocious. It really was bad, I know it is a traditional style, etc and I couldn't understand what the songs were about but my oh my it was bad noise.
So, are the CD's recommended above Flamenco style guitar (maybe ALL Spanish guitar is Flamenco, I don't know)?
I'd have bought some in Seville but couldn't find anything without a screaming woman ruining it.
most of the things listed above are not flamenco as such but do have flamenco influences, non of them to my knowledge have singing on. If you want the don of flamenco playing it's a guy called Paco De Lucia, again I'm not sure of the spelling but I doubt there are many guitarists out there with a similar name.
Excellent question, it was not something I had thought of. I certainly was after pure Guitar music, heard some recently at a Spanish wedding and it was absolutely outstanding, so hence my original question.
hello there, another dvd-audio with spanish guitar is steve stevens, "flamenco a go go". it's maybe not traditional spanish guitar, but it is really good! definately worth taking a chance on. it's a little bizarre seeing a guy dressed all in black leather with piercings and tattoos playing flamenco, but it's the music that matters, and this bugger can play! try not to be influenced by the fact he played guitar for Billy Idol, everyone has to make the pennies...
This has a good selection on it here.
Also the Rodrigos Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez has no singing on it.
I've got some of Joaquin Rodrigo's stuff.
It's OK but if you're not into "classical", you won't like it.
If you prefer more modern stuff, the 1st track on the Cafe Del Mar - Best Of CD is superb.
It's Entre Dos Aguas by Paco De Lucia.
Every time I hear it, I just feel like I'm lying on a beach somewhere warm...
You might also check out Django Reinhardt.
My father use to listen to his music, I do not think he was in to Spanish music though, more jazz. Wasnt he French??
Or as it was referred to in Brassed Off, Concerto de Orange Juice
Garret, yeah, but I couldn't resist getting in a plug for my favoutite guitarist.
Django was amazing and he only had 2 fingers, makes you think everyone else is cheating playing with all their fingers.
It just looked like that as they were moving so fast.
Ah one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, played by a brass band.
quite alarming that the sound track to that film sold so well, there should be a bonus cd when such musical crimes take place, a "and here's what it should have sounded like"
Although not Spanish I rather like the California Guitar Trio who play a wide varity of acoustic guitar pieces ranging from their own compositions to classical pieces that were never written with the guitar in mind.
Their album "Invitation" features their own versions of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor plus another Bach piece alongside the Shadows' Apache.
I have "Pathways" which features an allegro from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Barber's Adagio, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata plus non classical pieces like Classical Gas and Misirlou which many of you will know from Pulp Fiction and several self penned "normal" pieces.
For anyone that appreciates music that doesn't fit neatly into a pigeon hole have a look at their website here as there are clips of their music that you can listen to but unfortunately it seems to be mainly their self penned modern stuff.
For the rockers amongst you they started off as Robert Fripp's acoustic band - he of King Crimson.
I'm not sure how 'Spanish' it is.. but if you're into killer Acoustic Guitar anything by Antonio Forcicone ( surname could be spelt wrong ) will put a smile on your face..
You'd swear he's got 12 fingers on each hand, and no singing either..
Have you tried Ottmar Liebert?
His stuff is available at Amazon I can recommend Neuveau Flamenco.
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