David_Norton wrote:Segovia didn't play Barrios' music, or the Aranjuez, for the same reason that John Williams didn't play Britten's Nocturnal, and Bream didn't play the Dodgson Partitas. And for that matter, the reason why the Rolling Stones didn't play I Wanna Hold Your Hand. It's all a matter of "territory".
Gil_Wade wrote:This discussion went on forever on another forum until a different David Norton (seems to be at least two of them!) posted his experience with Segovia. Seems that this David Norton had been a grad student under Richard Stover and knew all the stories about Segovia "hating" Barrios. So David Norton was present at the last masterclass Segovia gave at UCLA(?).
carlos wrote:Ok that Segovia didn't play Barrios according to the "territorial" hypothesis. But what about the Concierto de Aranjuez, not by another guitarist and composer that could have been competition? The Aranjuez is a national treasure of spain, and Segovia was spanish. Isn't that why he returned to playing spanish guitars in concert after a long period of just playing his german Hauser?
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