Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Audio and video recordings of the works of Manuel María Ponce.
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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:36 pm

Jorge, Ponce is one of the major guitar composers, and thankfully, although not a guitarist himself, he wrote a lot of wonderful music for our great instrument. Check him out.

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by Smith » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Lovely playing of a very lovely piece of music. I too know little of Ponce and need to do some homework. Thx Rob!

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:17 pm

He's apparently not so fashionable these days, but when you hear the music, it is always good.

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by Kent » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:59 pm

Rob,
Really enjoyed the performance and the nice mellow sound.
I still can't cut my nails, but you do prove that is a viable option!

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Cheers, Kent. That's all I ask for.

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by tateharmann » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:25 pm

Oh awesome we can post Ponce now! I remember when I joined the forum thinking...man it's going to be like 8 years before I can post Ponce! Time flies :)

This is also in my top 3 favorite works by him...maybe no. 1. It's also great to hear it on gut strings - I believe this one was composed at a time when the only classical guitar strings available were gut, no?
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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by RobMacKillop » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:11 pm

Indeed. Technically called The Good Old Days, when guitars were guitars, and both men and women had guts.

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Re: Ponce, Manuel - Tropico - video with gut strings

Post by tateharmann » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:55 pm

lol!
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