Classics of the Phonograph

Masters of the Spanish Guitar


It is seldom that the fortunes of a musical instrument depended on the work of a single performer, but such is the case with the Spanish guitar. From the 1920s on, the guitarist Andres Segovia single-mindedly strove to make the Spanish guitar once more an instrument used in classical music. He did this through his arrangement of composers such as Bach for the guitar as well as through his own performances.

On this week’s Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM 90.9, we will hear some of his recordings.