Andrés Segovia (February 1893 - June 1987) is in top form in Segovia- The Music of Albéniz and Granados. 1) The guitar solo album comes with a considerable description of Segovia's life beginning with his birth in Linares in Andalucia, Spain.
Segovia performs Granada in the album Segovia-The Music of Albéniz and Granados. Granada is one of Segovia's important guitar renditions which captures the majesty of Albéniz's music from the "Suite Española #1". Segovia begins his rendition of Granada in a smooth and dignified style characterized by a rich sound with distinct notes and considerable artistic expression.
Granada is performed on the classical guitar. Segovia plays the strings of the guitar with a combination utilizing both the fingernails and fingertips. This unique combination of finger movements clearly produces sharper sound and a better defined staccato throughout his performance of Granada.
The album proceeds with a rendition of Tonadilla by Granados-Segovia. The presentation is brisk with complex cords, multiple octaves and a rich sound. Segovia performs Torre Bermeja by Albéniz. The presentation proceeds at a quick pace with multiple octaves and a pensive mood in places. Segovia's guitar playing fits his virtuoso level of achievement.
Segovia worked with Hermann Hauser Sr. to design the classical guitar. 2) The classical guitar featured a finer quality wood and strings of nylon. The shape of the instrument was changed to enhance the acoustics. This new guitar could produce louder sounds than previous guitar designs.
Segovia aspired to bring guitar studies to every collegiate institution globally and to pass on the instrument to posterity. 3) On March 11, 1979, Andrés Segovia performed at the White House.
He died from a heart attack at age 94 in Madrid. Despite his death, Segovia left behind a continuing legacy which elevated the guitar to classical and concert status. 4)