Monday, January 10, 2011

2 Fantasías by Luis de Narváez (fl. 1526 - 1549) - Kevin Gallagher, guit...

I started getting back into recording to improve my playing. Lately I've been fascinated with the Spanish Renaissance and have been reading the vihuelist's music voraciously. The part writing and imitation in this music is like the European religious vocal music of the time, but it also has some unique and subtle dissonances - an influence from the Moors conquest and subsequent 700 year occupation of Spain starting in the year 711.


Anonymous said...

amazing, very beautiful. was that your arrangement? where can i find the music for that? and are there any recordings Narvaez you could recommend? sorry for all the questions, thank you.

jkant said...

Wonderful music. You have a quite perfect sound! Thank you

electric said...

the music is from David Nadal's excellent book - Guitar Classics

Paul Weaver said...

I often find baroque music is too often discarded as being old, or dead, yet this piece is really interesting, and alive. It does take a bit more work to find great pieces from that time frame, but well worth it. Thanks!

Paul Weaver

Chris said...

Kevin, that is beautiful. Your playing of "early" music is fantastic.

Thanks for the video and the inspiration - much appreciated here!

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Paul Weaver said...

Narvaez is one of my favorite composers, yet he lived in an age full of music that doesnt seem that interesting to me. Thanks for presenting some of his other works.

Paul Weaver

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Amazing, nice play! Its good to see playing, I really want to learn how to play a guitar and I know that someday I will.

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