I have to disagree with the slant placed by the author with the statement "Before Tarrega, Spain's growth in the arts was stunted." One could clearly argue that arts and letters in Spain remained "stunted" when compared to other European nations after Tarrega's death; Tarrega had no role in updating Spanish stature in the word of arts and letters. In fact, one could postulate the Spanish American War had more effect on the revitalization of Spanish culture than any 19th century musician.
"Besides, this criticism of Segovia is pointless. If you disagree with what Segovia did, take that energy and go out and do something positive. Otherwise, shut up." - Eliot Fisk