Very true>>>Listening to Ana Vidovic's Bach makes me feel exhausted, unlike Bach's music played by Segovia, John Williams, Pepe Romero or David Rusell, their interpretation of Bach is so enchanting. Before I play any piece of Bach transcribed for guitars, I always listen to them played on the instruments which they are originally written for, eg violins or lutes, to get the proper musical phrasing. (Obviously the first step is to learn the piece well technically and memorise all the important passages.)farhad wrote:You are 100% right.I never thought of that.As far as I know nowadays the majority of young guitar players focus on technical stuff like playing fast or playing difficult pieces that other people can't play.But as you said it was very differrent in Segovia's time.
Well saidfarhad wrote:Someone asked Newton "How did you get all these achievements in fields of maths man physics?" And he said "I'm just standing on shoulders of giants"
That's the way.Every new achievement or something extraordinary is the result of some achievements in the past-whether successful or not.And each one is unique in its own way.In my opinion every artist who has put a lot of effort into something is different.Some of them never get famous,but nonetheless they are great.
charlesivey wrote:Context is gained from greater information, maturity, and reflection. There will never be another Plato, Euclid, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Mozart, Perlman, Caruso, Casals, Babe Ruth, ad infinitum, ... , and there will never be another Segovia. There may well be better practioners of each of these historical figures' areas of recognition -- one hopes so. There will be additional people who walk on the moon, probably with better suits that allow more grace, but Armstrong was the first.
I agree I don't think he was the greatest guitarist ever. I think no one ever can claim that title, because there is no sure fire way to decide. I play a lot of golf and that's easy to decide who the better golfer is, if you get the ball in the cup with the least amount of strokes you are better! but how do you judge whose Bach is better when everybody hears something different.guitarforthejuan wrote:I have to agree with what somepeople have said here, he did many things for the guitar but he was not the greatest guitarist ever( in my opinion). I do enjoy his recordings of the spanish works, they are executed very well, but I must also say I love his recordings of Bach, I know the interpretation is technically wrong but I enjoy it.
khayes wrote:In golf, you may be better but only on that 1 day on that particular course! The next day, on another course, you might not be able to get the ball near the hole...a perfect analogy to the frustrations of CG.