A Guitar for Segovia

Javier Somoza

A Guitar for Segovia
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A Guitar for Segovia

Javier Somoza

The concept of this CD is inspired by two sources: the works are based on the harmonic pattern of “La Follia”, a characteristic Spanish Dance, and, secondly, the guitar that belonged to Andrés Segovia and was built in 1924 by the famous luthier Santos Hernández, and donated by the maestro to the Victor Espinos Music Library in Madrid. Segovia is known to have played the instrument extensively, on several world tours.

The music on this CD spans 4 centuries, and features works by Alonso Mudarra, Santiago de Murcia, Maurice Ohana, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Manuel Ponce and Frank Martin, a kaleidoscopic repertoire fully exploring the rich possibilities of this magnificent instrument.

Javier Somoza is one of the foremost guitarist of Spain. After winning several international guitar competitions he embarked on a brilliant solo career. Next to that he is Professor at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Madrid and Honorary member of the Segovia Guitar Academy.

Track listing:

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Variazioni attraverso i secoli, Op. 71

Martin, F: Quatre Pieces Breves

Mudarra: Tres Libros de Musica en cifra para vihuela


Folias Italianas despacio

Folias Espanolas

Ohana: Tiento

Ponce, M: Diferencias sobre la folia de Espana y fuga


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