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In the Spanish Style / Christopher Parkening
Isaac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Heitor Villa-Lobos
In the Spanish Style / Christopher Parkening
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Gospel
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1


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Parkening demonstrates complete mastery of the instrument !!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is an incredible interpretation of 17 beautiful songs. Parkening shows complete mastery of ALL songs, which, as a classical guitarist myself, I must say are extremely difficult. This album is a perfect example of what every classical guitarist should should aspire to. Especially interesting is his version of the traditional Spanish song "Romance" (Anonymous), which was personally arranged for Parkening by his cousin."
Parkening- among the greatest guitarists of this century
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have listened to many great performers, live and on records but perhaps none of them impressed me so deeply as Christopher Parkening. This CD contains a few of the guitar music gems, performed with flawless technique, exquisite sound and profound understanding of the interpretation..."
Great Introduction to Classical Guitar
TJD3 | Kansas City | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My parents had this on vinyl when I was kid. I listened to it a lot in high school when I was listening to a lot of musical styles. This and Parkening's Bach CD are probably my two favorite classical guitar discs.

As a rock/blues/pop guitarist, I've been learning some classical over the last few years. And this disc has been my reference. Parkening's playing is confident and enjoyable. Capricho Arabe stands out as does the Sor studies that he covers.

My only complaint is Leyenda, his performance is less than passionate and the recording doesn't sound EQ'd correctly in a few spots. Other artists have better recordings of this song (John Williams comes to mind).

If you are looking for a great classical guitar CD, this is a great place to start."