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Six String and Ten String Spanish Guiatarists on Thursday at 4:00 PM

Spanish Guitars and Guitar Masters 
November 19 at 4:00 PM on Zoom 

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about
six string and ten string guitars played by:
Andrés Segovia, Narciso Yepes, John Williams and Julian Bream 
Rosalie Gimeno will be the moderator. 

Young Segovia

Modern classical guitars have dimensions established in the nineteenth century but differ in the number of their strings. Segovia, Williams, and Bream’s instruments have six, the customary number in the twentieth century. Yepes’s has ten; in fact, he created and introduced the ten-string guitar in 1964. Prominent musicians praised it, but Andrés Segovia disapproved even before he had heard it played. Yepes asserted that his design improved the acoustical and musical qualities of the instrument. Listen and tell us what you think. 


Guitar against wall

Watch these videos in advance of our Zoom discussion meeting.

Click on the links to hear performances by the guitarists.

Andrés Segovia playing “Asturias” or “Leyenda” (“Legend”) by Isaac Albéniz.   (7 minutes)


Narciso Yepes playing Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” (“Concerto of Aranjuez”).  (11 minutes)

John Williams and Julian Bream playing “La Vida Breve” (“Brief Life”) by Manuel de Falla.   (3.5 minutes)

Please register for this Zoom event by clicking on the "Register Now" button (preferred) 
or call 781-283-0417, ext. 2.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 4:00 AM

Maureen A Donlon
Registration is recommended
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Wellesley Neighbors, 888 Worcester Street, Suite 260 #219 Wellesley, MA 02482   (781) 283-0417