Life[ edit ] Rodrigo was born in Sagunto Valencia , and completely lost his sight at the age of three after contracting diphtheria. Although distinguished by having raised the Spanish guitar to dignity as a universal concert instrument and best known for his guitar music, he never mastered the instrument himself. He wrote his compositions in Braille , and they were transcribed for publication. His first published compositions  date from
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Palmer delivers an absolutely incredible performance on this album. These cookies are safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. Containing all the elements needed to produce a great guitar piece; fast slurs, simultaneous melodies, sound effects, tremolo, percussive strumming, and emotional fire.
A Life in Music: You are connected as. Palmer performs this difficult piece with grace, passion, and a sense of ease that would be daunting for any world-class player to achieve. In particular, his Concierto de Aranjuez is considered one of the pinnacles of Spanish music and of the guitar concerto repertoire.
Classical Guitar Answer Book In later life he and his wife declared that it was written as a response to the miscarriage of their first child. We value your input. Slurs, fast scales, and fiery rasgueados, all help to make this an attractive piece, to both guitarists and casual listeners alike.
Guitarbook for Madeleine, Vol. Book of the Month. His command of advanced techniques, a refined sound, and a high-level of artistic expression, make Un Tiempo Fue Italica Famosa a classical guitar album of the highest standard. His ability to play with astonishing technique, while maintaining a strong focus on emotional context, are two of the biggest reasons that Palmer stands out from amongst the crowd of young, virtuoso classical guitarists.
His tone and expressive character bring every note and chord of this difficult piece to life. His Concierto Andaluzfor four guitars and orchestra, was commissioned by Celedonio Romero for himself and his three sons.
Un Tiempo fue Italica Famosa by Joaquin Rodrigo Gerard Cousins Etudes simples Series 2 Zigante Although distinguished by having raised the Spanish guitar to dignity as a universal concert instrument and best known for his guitar music, he never mastered the instrument himself. Travelling italoca Aranjuez, p. Two Catalan Folksongs Yepes. Coupled with the precision he displays when capturing the Spanish rhythms, and this piece is a prime example of why Palmer is turning heads everywhere he plays.
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