Watch Sharon Isbin Play Albéniz’s ‘Prelude’ (‘Asturias’)

OK, you’ve heard it and maybe seen it performed a million times. But that’s no reason not to enjoy this truly special version Albéniz’s immortal Prelude (or Asturias or Leyenda), played by one of the greats of the contemporary classdical-guitar scene, Sharon Isbin. As you might have seen, the Method column in the new issue of Classical Guitar is devoted to the ‘Prelude,’ so we thought it would be fun to present this superlative demonstration of the piece’s power, subtleties, and complexities!  —BJ