Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre"

OK, back to the 50's: Joaquin Rodrigo wrote this concerto for guitar and orchestra in 1954 at the request of and dedicated to fellow Spaniard Andres Segovia. It is based upon six dances for solo guitar by 17th century Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz. The last movement is inspired by the folk dances of the Canary Islands and is extensively played as a stand-alone virtuoso piece. First played by Segovia in '58 in San Francisco backed by the S. F. Symphony Orchestra. Yesterday's answer: "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word". Bob also forgot that this song is also "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" just about note-by-note! Those chemicals will do it every time!

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