Andrés Segovia

b. 1893 d. 1987

Andres Segovia is generally considered to be the father of classical guitar music and one of the most prominent classical musicians of the 20th century. Born in the small town of Linares, Spain, Segovia was raised in the town of Grenada the son of a succesful lawyer. Although his father would have preffered his son also to become a lawyer, he encouraged Andrés to pursue his love for music and provided him with instruction in piano and violin. However, Andres could never truly become excited about these instruments. At the age of four, his uncle would sing him songs while strumming an imaginary guitar. Then later, while at a friend’s house, Andres heard the beautiful sound of the guitar and decided to take up study of the instrument.

Andrés’s parents, and the rest of society, did not consider the guitar to be a “serious” instrument, as it was usually only played in taverns and there existed no standard set of literature for it. Consequently, Segovia became largely self-taught. He studied the works of Tárrega, one of the only previous composers for guitar and transcribed many pieces, especially those by JS Bach. However, Segovia’s diligence and work paid off. Segovia gave his first public performance at the age of 16, followed by his professional debut in Madrid, Spain, at the age of 20. Though some critics feared he might be laughed off the stage, Segovia was, in fact, highly praised. By 1919, he made his first world tour to South America. Segovia would go on to tour in every major continent, with special appearances in Paris and the United States. When the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, he was forced to relocate his home from Spain to Genoa, Italy, then to Montevideo, Uruguay. From there, he toured extensively in South America and eventually returned again to the United States. Of his travels, Segovia said, “I have felt the roundness of the world under my feet – and fourteen times in my life, I have put my house in my feet.”



Andrés Segovia B. 1893 D. 1987

Andres Segovia se considera generalmente ser el padre de la música clásica de guitarra y de uno de los músicos más prominentes clásicos del siglo XX. Nacido en el pueblo pequeño de Linares, España, Segovia se levantó en el pueblo de Granada el hijo de un abogado de succesful. Aunque su padre haya preffered a su hijo para llegar a ser también un abogado, él alentó Andrés a seguir su amor para la música y lo proporcionó con instrucción en el piano y el violín. Sin embargo, Andres nunca podría llegar a ser sinceramente entusiasmado acerca de estos instrumentos. A los cuatro años, su tío le cantaría canciones al rasguear una guitarra imaginaria. Entonces más tarde, mientras en un amigo’la casa de s, Andres oyó el sonido hermoso de la guitarra y decidió tomar el estudio del instrumento.

Andrés’padres de s, y el resto de la sociedad, no consideró la guitarra para ser un “grave” instrumento, como era generalmente sólo jugado en tabernas y allí existido no conjunto uniforme de la literatura para lo. Consecuentemente, Segovia llegó a ser en gran parte autodidacto. El estudió los trabajo de Tárrega, uno de los único compositores previos para la guitarra y transcribió muchos pedazos, especialmente ésos por Bach J. Sin embargo, Segovia’la diligencia de s y trabajo saldaron. Segovia dio su primer desempeño público a los 16 años, seguido por su presentación profesional en Madrid, España, a los 20 años. Aunque algunos críticos temieron que él quizás se sea reído lejos la etapa, Segovia era, de hecho, sumamente alabado. Por 1919, él hizo su primer viaje alrededor del mundo a Sudamérica. Segovia pasaría a viajar en cada continente mayor, con apariencias especiales en París y los Estados Unidos. Cuándo la Guerra civil española estalló en 1936, él fue forzado a trasladar su hogar de España a Génova, Italia, entonces a Montevideo, el Uruguay. De allí, él viajó extensamente en Sudamérica y eventualmente volvió otra vez a los Estados Unidos. De sus viajes, Segovia dijo, “tengo sentía la redondez del mundo bajo pies – y catorce veces en mi vida, yo he puesto mi casa en mi pies.”



Andrés Segovia B. 1893 D. 1987

Andres Segovia is considered generally to be the father of the classical music of guitar and of one of the most prominent musicians classics of the century XX. Born in the small town of Linares, Spain, Segovia raised himself in the town from Granada the son of a lawyer of succesful. Although his father there be preffered to his son for coming to be also a lawyer, he encouraged Andrés to continue his love for the music and he provided him with instruction in the piano and the violin. Nevertheless, Andres never he would be able to come to be sincerely enthusiastic about these instruments. To the four years, his uncle would sing him songs al rasguear a guitar reserve guard. Then later, while in a friend’the house of s, Andres heard the beautiful sound of the guitar and he decided to take the study of the instrument.

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