On the cover: Scott Tennant—a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, author of the popular instructional book Pumping Nylon, and a successful soloist—recently recorded a CD that showcases a largely unexamined side of Andrés Segovia’s genius: his work as a composer. This exclusive interview delves deeply into Tennant’s important project and the magical Segovia-owned guitar used to make it. Special Focus: Performance, with articles offering tips on preparation, understanding appropriate repertoire, and juggling teaching with performing. Also: Profiles of England’s Vida Quartet, the ever-adventurous David Starobin, young French phenom Thibaut Garcia, Spaniard Anabel Montesinos, and Hawaiian-Classical artist Ian O’Sullivan; Pablo Sáinz Villegas writes about his tour of Japan; Kathrin Hauser is helping keep a guitar-making dynasty going; Method: Mastering Sor through Segovia; Music to Play: “Born and Raised,” a Hawaiian-classical piece; reviews of CDs, print music, Journey Instruments’ collapsible guitar, Monica Esparza’s outstanding custom classical model; lots more!
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