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"Elegy for a King", by Frederic Hand. Guitar: John Beckett "Antigua".
I don't normally record pieces that I've only studied for a couple of months, too many rough edges, but I wanted to get a sense of how this was coming along. This haunting elegy was written by Fred Hand in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and I first heard it at the NYC Classical Guitar Society, back in the day! I made myself a note to get to it at one point in the future (even if a distant one!). Played on my beautiful "Antigua" guitar by John Beckett, her crystalline tones are great on this piece, I find!
J.S.Bach: Andante from Violin Sonata No.2, BVW 1003.
Picking up this beautiful Andante again on my “Antigua” classical guitar by John Beckett (www.johnbeckettguitars.com). This little gem of a guitar is a traditional build in Indian rosewood and spruce -French polish and easy care matte finish- with a sweet and clear voice, lovely harmonics and nuances and very responsive! More to come and thanks for listening!
John Dowland's "Farewell".
To Maestro Emanuele Torrente, whose recording and teaching of this amazing “cascade of counterpoints” by the Elizabethan composer has made me love this piece unconditionally. Recorded near the ocean on a Brahman guitar. Thanks for watching… or listening rather, like we used to do with music in the old days 😉.