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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Apr '11 22:38
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS_BpR4KZfM&feature=related

    Just her acoustic guitar and a male harpist, nice voice!
  2. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    23 Apr '11 08:41
    I haven't heard much music in which the harp complements the classical guitar. This works tremendously well. I was in touch with a harp player recently, who has a transposition for the 'Concierto de Aranjuez, written by Rodrigo for classical guitar. He says the guitar piece is one of his favourites, but he can't play the chords on the harp. I've never heard this piece played on harp. I'm intrigued.

    The Lola piece is obviously an emotional cultural piece; and may well have been written for flamenco guitar with singer as accompanyment. This arrangement does work well, and has excited me into using harp with guitar!

    -m.
  3. 23 Apr '11 15:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS_BpR4KZfM&feature=related

    Just her acoustic guitar and a male harpist, nice voice!
    Excellent indeed! I love this sort of folk music. Mexican music is beyond charming and some of its best exponents ae largely unknown. Lila Downs is wonderful!
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Apr '11 23:00 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by mikelom
    I haven't heard much music in which the harp complements the classical guitar. This works tremendously well. I was in touch with a harp player recently, who has a transposition for the 'Concierto de Aranjuez, written by Rodrigo for classical guitar. He says the guitar piece is one of his favourites, but he can't play the chords on the harp. I've never heard This arrangement does work well, and has excited me into using harp with guitar!

    -m.
    She is really a great singer. I saw another one where she was in Madrid at some festival singing there and it was interesting listening to the difference in Mexican Spanish V Madrid Spanish.

    I love that piece, Rodrigo is a great composer, and blind! I also love the other one, for Andre, Fantasia para un gentlehombre, they are both great but I think I lean towards Gentlehombre!

    Here is one version done by Narciso Yepes, a great guitarist for sure! He is here playing his famous 10 string guitar, I don't think he uses but the regular 6.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JAsA078XBY&feature=related

    This one is in 4 parts, all available. Sound quality is not the best.

    And the same piece by Segovia himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rnR9fS7KLA&feature=related

    It's only in two parts. Audio only. It seems to be played a bit slower.


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  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Apr '11 00:07 / 3 edits
    Edit button was still there but not working. I just wanted to say the Segovia version has phrasing that is just breathtaking.

    BTW, here is one of my favorite guitar pieces, Jesu Joy of man's desiring, played by Christopher Parkening, I have never heard a better version, this one live:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KHk_JNVpvw&feature=related

    Here is a version, a great one, actually! for piano by Alon Goldstein, great version!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKq5IcBFyeQ&feature=related

    The notes are so clear and even with the camera right on his hands, it seems like there is another piano playing some of the notes!
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Apr '11 01:39 / 5 edits
    I found Aranjuez for harp! Here it is:

    It sounded at first just like a classic guitar but then those harp notes came in clear!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyg1-B0qKUc&feature=related

    Thinking about harp V guitar, it seems to me the guitar can be more expressive because there can never be a vibrato or tremolo (bending of the strings) on the harp.

    Here is something you don't hear every day: Rita Kleinstein singing the Aranjuez Cantado live, with a classical guitar flat picked! Singing in Hebrew!
    She has a number of platinum albums in Israel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGox56dZzDo&feature=related
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Apr '11 02:19 / 2 edits
    Here is Paco de Lucia doing the Aranjuez, flashy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxpRVbhWlLI&feature=related

    Part 2: Candido that Kleinstein sang so well, lost love:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8LL1x6J2rU&feature=related

    Part 3, end of part 2 is cut off, engineer needs slapping

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuxb4zs0BNA&feature=related