Still no string breakages
I have a gut-string order in with Damian Dlugolecki, but he's on vacation, and won't get back to work before the end of the month. Even then it will take two or three weeks for them to get to me. So, basically my recording is on hold for a month. That's okay, though, as I want to spend time rehearsing the remaining pieces, which include a Tango Flamenco by Luis Soria, another Tango, this time by Federico Cano, which is a world away from the Soria tango, and a homage to Tárrega by José Viñas. Soria was a good friend of Tárrega's. In fact, all four composers were on good terms, it seems.
The recording will show the popular guitar styles with a (19th-century) flamenco influence, alongside "posh" salon pieces by Tárrega, Viñas, and others. I've been rejecting repertoire I would like to record, if it doesn't reflect what this amateur (albeit very good quality) guitar might have played. I'm thinking of the more musically-advanced pieces by Pujol. I'm contemplating making a second recording for more recent material, using my Valencia-made Juan Hernandez 6- and 10-string guitars. So, over two recordings, I would celebrate two eras of guitar making in Valencia.