I realize that ultimately Llobet is responsible for the transcription of Torre Bermeja, although as I type this I'm now wondering if maybe it was actually Tarrega whom Llobet got his from? Not sure. Anyways, I began a few years ago learning Llobet's version and than a few weeks ago I commenced to pick it up again. Now I think that Segovia's version may be a little more "superior" or "interesting" to me, so I'm having mixed thoughts.
I've got Segovia's "Transcipciones" Volume book by Berben and there's a version in there that Segovia supposedly played. Upon listening on YT to some Segovia versions of it I located it. It leaves out the famous harmonics that come in about part way through, although Segovia does a good job at reproducing the harmonic sound using natural notes I think. He also plays another version with the "famous" harmonics that most versions seem to have in them and the original Llobet version did.
Anyways, to me I think the Segovia version is a little more interesting and there are the classic places where Segovia seemed to make the piece easier to play - I think the original is a little tricky to play, especially at tempo.
Most versions that I see are usually a mixture of what I see Segovia doing and parts of Llobet's in places. Did Segovia just alter Llobet's version or is there another version that everyone draws from? I mean, to me the Segovia version is quite different from Llobet's, although of course it shares a little bit here and there in common. Segovia of course does the "octave altering" things harmonically in a lot of places.
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