MP3 Hideki Yamaya - Guitar in Spain
Acoustic Spanish guitar music of Spain; represented are gems by rarely-heard masters.
16 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Traditional, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
This CD features guitar music of Spain from the 19th- and 20th-centuries. Represented are gems by rarely-heard masters Julian Arcas (1832-1882) and Antonio Cano (1811-1897), pieces of unequivocal Spanish-ness by champions of Spanish nationalism Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), and Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), and two solos by the great composer of the "Concierto de Aranjuez", Joaquin Rodrigo (1902-1999). The ever famous and popular "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) and the anonymous "Spanish Romance" are also included. This CD answers the question: what is Spanish guitar, and what makes guitar the quintessential instrument for Spanish music?
Hideki Yamaya is a guitarist and lutenist who has been active as a performer and teacher in the West Coast for over 12 years. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon, and is actively performing in Oregon and California. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine, in Guitar and Lute Performance. He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain, and Italy.
Spanish music is one of Hideki''s specialties, and has performed extensively with flamenco dance troupes and as a soloist.