Monday, April 18, 2011

Andrés Segovia: The Intimate Guitar (1975)

RCA ARL1-0864

This is one of Andrés Segovia's last recordings. I'm guessing these later records haven't been released on CD because Segovia recorded plenty of material when he was in his prime. Though he was 83 years old when he made this record, his playing is still enjoyable.

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition. From the LP: "George Benda was one of the first to use the musical form known as the melodrama - the passage of a drama or a poem that is recited with a musical background. The sonatinas of Benda, therefore, are background music for the spoken word."

[sample tracks have been removed]

More Andrés Segovia.


  1. I used to have this cassette! I miss it so much! Thank you, bless you for posting this!

  2. I just received the cd from Australia and it is indeed The intimate Guitar.
    Its called Recital Intimo D19255
    And its on Festival Records
    Also says interfusion on it
    Copyright says 1974 Movieplay from Spain
    So there is a CD of this out there

  3. Thanks, Anonymous. The Australian CD seems to be available on that Internet auction site, so I have removed the sample tracks.

  4. Your welcome Kurt.
    Cd sounds very good.
    Looks like someone posted a youtube video of the album...although that's a different cd than mine