For the last few festivals, Morgan Szymanski, our resident guitarist, has brought along a friend and we have been treated to duos with flute, violin and a soprano. This time Morgan takes centre stage and we have the chance to appreciate to the full his wonderful artistry on the classical guitar.
Andrés Segovia, who died 30 years ago, is considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement by most modern scholars. Segovia’s quest was to elevate the guitar from a lowly bar instrument to a prominent position in the music world, to be studied and played throughout the world – just as the piano and violin were – and to pass on his love of the guitar to generations to follow.
Morgan has put together a programme of delightfully evocative music which celebrates the wonderful friendships and association that Segovia had with Pablo Casals, Manuel María Ponce and Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as featuring some of Segovia’s own arrangements. This concert presents the essence of the classical guitar repertoire.
The programme includes music by Bach, Mozart, Llobet, Ponce, Villa-Lobos and Albéniz.
“The guitar is the instrument for the amorous dialogue with the human we love.” Segovia