Nick Cutroneo wrote:Gary Macleod wrote:gitgeezer wrote:John Williams will soon be 76, Bream 84, and then there's Segovia. Are these to be the only giants of the classical guitar? Surely someone has come along since Williams who deserves to be in that company. Can we add a fourth? A fifth? Any nominations?
Are you serious?? Really ??????
From a perspective of pop-culture identification, Gary is kind of right. There are plenty of amazing players out there, but none were so present in our pop-culture than Segovia, Bream and Williams. I'd say Vieaux is close (as he won a grammy for his solo album, Play a few years back), but the biggest issue is lack of attention classical music gets in today's culture.
However, there are plenty of amazing players that deserve to be in the company of the "holy guitar trinity".
I wouldn't rate him as highly as Williams, Bream, and Segovia, but Miloš Karadaglić certainly seems to getting a lot of pop exposure. He probably has the most potential to crossover and bring some much needed exposure back to classical guitar. DM is focusing their marketing both on his playing and his charisma.