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John Williams Spanish Guitar Music
John Williams
John Williams Spanish Guitar Music
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


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Technical Mastery
Louis B. Dina | Birmingham, AL | 03/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Spanish Guitar Music is an older recording, done at Williams peak. He is a technical master. The Miller's Dance is fact, it is hard to believe anyone could possibly play this piece with the energy and accuracy Williams displays. Classical guitarists and enthusiasts alike will appreciate his artistry. It has been one of my favorites for years."
Technical Mastery.
Matthew Richard | Canton, Il | 09/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm 16, and an amateur classical guitarist. This C.D. is one of williams best, he is the apex of guitar evolution. There is no better at technical development than he. I especially enjoyed the fisherman's song, a definate reccomendation, 5 stars"
Classical gems
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 07/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A treat for the solo guitar enthusiast, this is a sparkling collection of Spanish classics, full of drama and passion, played to perfection by John Williams. His technique is dazzling, with a purity and clarity even in the fast and fiery parts, and never a squishy note to be heard.
The music takes us back to the mid 16th century with Alonso Mudarra's "Fantasia", which is short and charming, as well as another early composer, Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710), with his "Canarios", up to many 20th century masters like de Falla, Torroba, and the only non-Spaniard represented, the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Favorites include Albeniz' "Cordoba", which has a marvelous "rasqueado", and the familiar but exciting "The Miller's Dance" by de Falla, but every track is impressive on this CD, as well as entertaining, something solo guitar music occasionally fails to be.Having been reared by a mother who loved her guitar almost as much as her children, I have heard these pieces played often and by many great artists, but never better, or more enjoyably. This is a compilation that consists of previously released material, some from the 70's and 80's; the sound throughout is excellent, and the total time 73:46."