On February 3, the classical guitar world lost another important and colorful figure when Richard “Rico” Stover died from cancer in Washington state (USA) at the age of 73. Rico is best-known for his nearly lifelong devotion to studying and promoting the life and works of the great Paraguayan composer-guitarist Agustín Barrios. Not only did he write the still-definitive biography of Barrios—Six Silver Moonbeams: the Life and Times of Agustín Barrios Mangoré—he is also, more than anyone, responsible for Barrios’ music … Continue reading Guitarist and Barrios Expert Richard “Rico” Stover Passes Away at 73; Read His ‘Barrios and Segovia’ Article!
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