oski79 wrote:Steve Lin, a member here, has recorded La Gatica at a pace which makes it hauntingly lyrical, and it instantly became my wife's favorite version. In fact, she pretty much ordered me to start playing it slower after hearing his version.
I'm with Mrs. Oski on this issue. To my ears also, some of Lauro's pieces do sound much better when played as a graceful waltz. After almost dancing to Maria-Luisa Harth-Bedoya's "El Marabino", I find most others' interpretations sounding rather neurotic by comparison. In fact, the entire "Ayres de Lima" CD by this Peruvian guitarist is a great masterclass in how to bring out the charm when performing Latin music.
Oski, that's your wife's next birthday present