This DVD contains Two films
1. Segovia at Los Olivos
2. Andrés Segovia: The Song of the Guitar
This is a celebration of one of the truly unique achievements in the history of Western music: the extraordinary quest of Andrés Segovia, the Andalusian par excellence, who, in his youth, fell in love with the melancholy voices of the Spanish guitar, taught himself the instrument, revolutionised the technique and succeeded in winning acceptance for it on the international concert platform, worldwide.
Andrés Segovia at Los Olivos
Fritz Kreisler once said that the two greatest performing musicians of the twentieth century were Pablo Casals and Andrés Segovia. He had two prime reasons, first, their extraordinary artistic spirits and, second, the fact that both elevated their chosen instrument to unprecedented levels on the international concert platform.
Segovia at Los Olivos is made in the relaxed atmosphere of his new home and in Jaen and Granada where he spent his formative years.
Andrés Segovia: The Song of the Guitar
Andrés Segovia had one of the longest and most distinguished careers in the history of Western music. He gave his first concert in Granada in 1909 at the age of 16 and his last in Miami 78 years later only a few weeks before he died, on the 2nd June 1987, at the age of 94.
His achievement is unique in the history of Western music, a fact acknowledged many years ago by Fritz Kreisler among others.
Language: English Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
DVD Extra features
New personal introductions by Christopher Nupen
Music only options
New improved restored image quality
Extensive 24-page booklet with photos
Segovia plays music by Albeniz, Granados, Scarlatti, Rameau, Fernando Sor, Manuel Ponce and Johann Sebastian Bach. Segovia ends the film with the traditional Catalan lullaby, El Noy de la Mare (The Song of the Mother)
Writer: Christopher Nupen
Director: Christopher Nupen
Editor: Peter Heelas
Produced by: Allegro Films
Studio: Allegro Films / BMG
Lighting Cameraman: David Findlay
My life has been an ascending line, slowly, but ascending line. It came, everything came, but I was not to be distracted, not to answer another call. In that consists the miracle of my will, in persisting in the road I had taken. The rest was in the mysterious stars of my firmament.
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