Scot Tremblay wrote:Are there only the 8 in the manuscript? I heard it mentioned a couple years back that there were originally something like 4 or 7 more but were tossed aside for reasons unknown. After all, there a lot more than 8 magnificent castles in Spain. Does anybody know anything about this or is it just more guitarist wishful thinking?
There are 15 in the full set. Segovia recorded 8 of them, these were published by GSI as "Volume 1" edited by Jim Ferguson. "Volume 2" has the other seven, edited by Michael Lorimer. These are generally more technically demanding, and Lorimer offers the position that it is possible that, at age 75 or so, Segovia was unable to tackle them. The eight he chose are certainly a good cross section.
Ana Vidovic and David Russell have each done the full set of 15, albeit in differing sequences.
And much the same situation (no specified order) exists for the underplayed cycle "Puertas de Madrid", which is similar in concept and scope to Castillos de España.