It’s always exciting to come upon vintage footage of Andrés Segovia in action, and this is some of the best I’ve seen: The Maestro in 1962, at the age of 69, performing a five short pieces with his usual calm demeanor but obviously intense concentration: Ponce’s Gavotta (in the manner of Scarlatti; Segovia first recorded it in 1944, though it was not released until the early ’50s); Sor’s Grand Solo (recorded by Segovia in 1952); Villa-Lobos’ Etude No. 1 (recorded in 1949); and Torroba’s Romance de los Pinos (recorded in 1960) and Fandanguillo (recorded in 1928). Thanks to Daniele Magli for posting this on YouTube last spring! I don’t see any sourcing on the video in terms of exactly where and when it was recorded (tell us if you know!), but it’s a crisp, clear picture and good (if too low) sound. —Blair Jackson


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