Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Andrés Segovia: The Guitar and I, Vol. II (1972)

Decca DL 7-10182
Side 1 of this album features Segovia talking about his history with the guitar, while side 2 is a studio recording of 15 studies for the guitar. This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in very good condition.

There are many Andrés Segovia compilation CDs, so I cannot be certain that some tracks from this LP are not on CD, however, they do not appear on The American Decca Recordings I, and I did not find any mp3s of these sample tracks. Please alert me if these tracks are available digitally, and they will be promptly removed. 

Associated equipment: Technics SL-7, Ortofon X1-MCP, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2. 

Giuliani: Larghetto in G Major

Giuliani: Allegretto in C Major
Sor: Con Calma in D Minor

Tárrega: Study in the form of a Minuet
My first exposure to classic and romantic music (Segovia speaking)


  1. would love to hear him talking. the musical tracks are nice, though, thank you!!


  2. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the sample tracks. I'll try to post a track with his voice in the near future.

  3. Sample track has been added. Enjoy!

  4. I had purchased this album in '77 and learned a few of the excerises that were within my ability to play. would it be possible to download the rest of the songs so i can get reaquainted with the music. i lost the album. probably lent it out and never returned.

  5. I'm glad you found these tracks. I only post a few sample tracks from each LP on Not On CD, to raise interest in these out-of-print records.