Prominent Critic wrote:He was a very good mayor of New York.
Scot Tremblay wrote:I happen to love Giuliani as well...but IMO the biggest issue facing his music today is the instrument. The modern guitar is just the wrong instrument for most of his opus. I struggled with Giulianis' music for years before I discovered the 19th century guitar, then all those insipid little melodies and "blathering ons" make perfect sense in the context of the instrument and the venues they were intended for.
David Starobin told me that he would not play Giuliani if not for the 19th century guitar. And I have to agree with that sentiment.
So, I sympathize with those that find Giuliani problimatic but it's worth the effort to give it a chance with the correct instrument. But don't expect Beethoven.
A different instrument is not going to change the notes--it might make some of the works easier to play, but the quality of the music isn't going to suddenly improve!
"all those insipid little melodies and "blathering ons" make perfect sense in the context of the instrument and the venues they were intended for."
Toccata wrote:To me, his music is superficially pleasant, but it's also rather vapid and displays a serious lack of imagination when it comes to development in his variations and sonatas.
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