Miguel Llobet: original recordings introduced by Robert Spencer


Something special –

selftaughtgirl’s recording of a radio broadcast from the 1980s in which Robert Spencer (a leading figure in the early music field, equally accomplished as a singer, lutenist, guitarist, musicologist and teacher) introduces recordings made by Miguel Llobet (3 in duo with Maria Luisa Anido).
Coste: Etude Op 38 No 23
Sor: Etude Op 35 No 22 (ie. Segovia #5)
Llobet: El Testament d’Amelia, El Mestre
Mendelssohn: Song without words Op 62 No 1
Albeniz: Evocacion
Aguirre: Huella
Llobet: Study in E (played by Leif Christensen)
Quijano: Estilo Popular Argentino

Karl Scheit

A name to conjure with, Karl Scheit was born in 1909 in Schönbrunn (Schlesien), Austria and died in 1993.
He was the guitar editor for Universal Edition, one of the largest and most prestigious publishers of guitar music in the mid 20th century, with publications in English, French, German and Italian. There is now a new and refurbished “Karl Scheit guitar edition”. Most guitarists I know have at some point or other used his editions, which include the Quatre Pièces Brèves by Frank Martin and Richard Rodney Bennet’s Impromptus.


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