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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Guitar Music
The title of this CD "Spanish Guitar Music" has been widely used before and even this album has appeared many times through re issue, but it is the perfect title. This is a good introduction to the beauty, passion and atmosphere that is Spanish Guitar Music. True, the pieces are mostly familiar and for some long time fans of Spanish Guitar Music it does not break new...
Published on 3 May 2011 by Miss M. Potter

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3.0 out of 5 stars Music was Good ,but who opened the package?
I like John Williams very much ,I 've even humming with his meloy!But ,I didn't ordered a second hand staff?But my staff wasn't new!
Published 15 months ago by Susanna Huang


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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Guitar Music, 3 May 2011
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Miss M. Potter "marcia" (england) - See all my reviews
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The title of this CD "Spanish Guitar Music" has been widely used before and even this album has appeared many times through re issue, but it is the perfect title. This is a good introduction to the beauty, passion and atmosphere that is Spanish Guitar Music. True, the pieces are mostly familiar and for some long time fans of Spanish Guitar Music it does not break new ground. But it does have some of the best pieces and composers to represent this genre of Guitar music.
This album has strong merit not only for its great repetoire of compositional choices but for its performance and sound. The sound is excellent. Williams has been famous for a "sqeaky clean" technique. This recording is no exception with little polution of mechanical noise in the performance. Instead every note is strongly defined.
There has never been recordings of the Works of Granados like those on this release. These piano pieces sound magnificent in the hands of Williams. El Testamen de Amelia, a Traditional Catalan Folk song is beautiful. The opening Asturias and Tango by Issac Albeniz (transcribed by Segovia) is performed with seaming ease. The other Traditional catalan folk pieces La nit de nadal and El noy de la mare arranged by Miguel. Llobet are enchanting and there is a wonderful interpretation of the excerpts from The three cornered hat by Manuel de Falla. And Williams gives a great performance of Homenaje by the same Andalusian composer.

All of the compositions and performances on this release are outstanding and this is an excellent collection of Spanish Guitar Music. There a is great atmosphere of spain and the whole project is very entertaining.
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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, as usual, 12 Jan 2010
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M. van Beek "Noldor" (Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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Definitely worth possessing. John Williams is undisputably a wonderful player. Unfortunately maybe, the selection was quite unadventurous, with pieces by such extremely well-known composers such as Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega and Sanz.

What is good in Williams' performance is the timing - there is no excessive tempo here to turn the music into a circus act. His tone is perhaps, sometimes, somewhat colder than one would hope. This works very well with some pieces and less well with others.

All in all an extremely good cd for the novice in guitar music. Here is a player of international standing and talent, playing music pleasing to the ear and not difficult to follow. Perhaps less interesting to those already acquainted with guitar music as there will be nothing very new to hear.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never mind the Easy Jet flight just listen to this, 10 Dec 2010
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Long time enthuisiast of Spanish flamengo and classical guitar this CD will take you effortless to hot dry visions of what Spain really has to offer AND the incredible virtuousity of John Williams. I bought this CD for my grandson who plays lead guitar in a rock band and writes his own music to extend and inspire his own repetiore but he was already there. Aged 16yrs and at the grunt stage he loved every track and every minute. This is a must have CD for every collect. Thoroughly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tracks played with William's typical class, 7 Sep 2013
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ST Nicholls "viggenboy" (Saxmundham, Suffolk UK) - See all my reviews
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A superb selection of pieces, played with that clas and style which Williams has showen for so many years.

Highly recommended
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A paradigm, 20 Jun 2011
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Martin Ward "(Martin)" (Leicester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is just what one might expect or hope for; the playing is effortless and the effect calm, interesting and delightfully Spanish. If you enjoy classical guitar music you will love this. If you want to know what Spanish guitar music sounds like, this is it. If you have heard a little of such music and would like a full hour you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 17 July 2011
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I first saw John Williams playing Spanish guitar about 32 years ago and this selection really brings back to me his brilliance. Makes you want to pull on your flamenco boots and stamp on the floor. Very good value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value masterpiece, 13 Jun 2014
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Excellent item from the master of the Spanish Guitar and an ideal play for a nice sunny day with friends or on your lonesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful guitar music, 12 May 2014
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Louise (Cumbria, England) - See all my reviews
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John Williams always plays beautifully, and this is no exception. I wanted a selection of typical spanish pieces to share with my guitar playing music students, and this was just right
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent, 3 Mar 2014
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Brilliant cd but due to the way it was packed with other items the case was badly cracked which was disapointing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely listen, 1 Jan 2014
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I love listening to John Williams. I bought this CD after a trip to Granada and it immediately bought back some wonderful memories of the place. Really soothing to listen to.
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