Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

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Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

Post by Daniele Magli » Tue May 15, 2018 9:11 pm

Hello,


just because I wish to see and save every videos with Andres Segovia playin live in concert

please send me all the link you can !

If you have a videos of yours with Segovia please send me the file at my mail
so I can post it on my youtube page.

Let's save all the Segovia's videos aroun the world :merci: :merci:

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Post by Daniele Magli » Tue May 15, 2018 9:12 pm

Concert by Andres Segovia as this one... a fantastic television concert ( year 1961 )




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Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue May 15, 2018 9:17 pm

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Re: Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

Post by guit-box » Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Segovia is great and worth saving for sure. :-) I attended one of his last performances around 1986. He wasn't as good as a younger Segovia, but he could still get the job done.

Some things that interest me about these videos are:
1. I wonder why he chose to perform pieces that would now be considered intermediate level pieces. Did he just like the music or was it to reach a wider audience that wasn't necessarily experienced classical music listeners?
2. Why is his sound so plunky? Could partially be the old recordings but it's also his technique, he pulls up on the strings a lot.
3. Until recently I just assumed Segovia played off the left side of the fingernails, but after inspecting some of these videos, it's clear that he's (at least some of the time) ramping from right-to-left with his finger strokes.
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Post by Tomzooki » Wed May 16, 2018 2:23 pm

guit-box wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Some things that interest me about these videos are:
1. I wonder why he chose to perform pieces that would now be considered intermediate level pieces. Did he just like the music or was it to reach a wider audience that wasn't necessarily experienced classical music listeners?....
Probably both answears are true. And also, most of the video we can see were made when he was an elderly, it is normal that he lost some of his virtuosity.
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Post by segobreawill » Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 pm

Daniele Magli wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Concert by Andres Segovia as this one... a fantastic television concert ( year 1961 )
Hearing this creates a wonderful nostalgic feeling in me and one of the reasons why I fell in love with this instrument in the first place is Andres Segovia, way before I ever heard of Julian Bream. The warmth that comes across the old vinyl recordings is always the same and makes me travel to another place. Some things should never die...

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Re: Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

Post by Luis_Br » Fri May 18, 2018 11:32 am

Here another recital from 1961:

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Post by rpavich » Fri May 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Tomzooki wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:23 pm
guit-box wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Some things that interest me about these videos are:
1. I wonder why he chose to perform pieces that would now be considered intermediate level pieces. Did he just like the music or was it to reach a wider audience that wasn't necessarily experienced classical music listeners?....
Probably both answears are true. And also, most of the video we can see were made when he was an elderly, it is normal that he lost some of his virtuosity.
I saw a video with David Russell and he said that a big mistake that folks make is playing pieces in performance that are "impressive" (as in pieces that are good for exams) rather than playing pieces that are pleasing to an audience but lower in grade. He said that most folks would be better off performing pieces a few grades below where they are at.
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Re: Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

Post by Daniele Magli » Sat May 19, 2018 11:57 pm

Luis_Br wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:32 am
Here another recital from 1961:

Thanks you all , :merci:

the video is great , superb Grand Solo by Sor ,

fantastic video to understand Segovia guitar style

I uploaded it at my youtube page :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUWtO ... SZ2Q3Yg1PQ

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Re: Segovia in concert ( let's save him ! )

Post by chelson » Sun May 20, 2018 2:17 am

Good thread!
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