This week was all Spanish repertoire. I have learned so much this week! Maestro Ignacio is such a wonderful and charismatic teacher, incredibly well versed in the Spanish musical tradition. Not only did we have a fantastic seminar regarding the ‘Hommage a Debussy‘ composed by Manuel de Falla; we also explored the world of the first recordings ever made of our instrument. We had the incredible opportunity of being submerged in the magical sounds coming out of maestro Rodes’ unique gramophone and we had the privilege of listening to first recording of the guitar, known to this date, made by Octaviano Yañez in 1908.
Here are some photos of this remarkable week: