ALLEGRO LP LEG-9006: ANDRES SEGOVIA plays J.S. BACH - 1960s USA
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Background on this item -
Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (February 21, 1893 – June 2, 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain. He is widely considered to be one of the best known and most influential classical guitar personalities of the 20th century, having a considerable influence on later guitarists, particularly because of important guitar works that were dedicated to him by composers such as Federico Moreno Torroba.

Segovia is credited for his modern-romantic repertoire, mainly through works dedicated to him by modern composers, but he also created his own transcriptions of classical works that were originally for other instruments. He is remembered for his expressive performances: his wide palette of tone, and his distinctive (often instantly recognizable) musical personality in tone, phrasing and style.

Segovia can be considered a catalytic figure in granting respectability to the guitar as a serious concert instrument capable of evocativeness and depth of interpretation. It was Federico Moreno Torroba who said: "The musical interpreter who fascinates me the most is Andrés Segovia". He can be credited to have dignified the classical guitar as a legitimate concert instrument before the discerning music public, which had hitherto viewed the guitar merely as a limited, if sonorous, parlor instrument.

In Linares the Segovia Museum "Fundación Andrés Segovia" was established in May 1995 and this birth-town of Segovia, also has a bronze statue in his honour, created by Julio López Hernández and unveiled on 25 May 1984.

Segovia influenced a generation of classical guitarists who built on his technique and musical sensibility, including such luminaries as Christopher Parkening, Julian Bream, and Oscar Ghiglia, all of whom have acknowledged their debt to him. Further, Segovia left behind a large body of edited works and transcriptions for classical  guitar, including several transcriptions of J S Bach, in particular, an  extraordinarily demanding classical guitar transcription of the Chaconne from the 2nd Partita for Violin (BWV 1004).

His editions of works originally written for guitar include newly fingered and occasionally revised versions of works from the standard repertoire (most famously, his edition of a selection of twenty estudios by Fernando Sor, as well as compositions written for him, including by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Mompou, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Many of the latter were edited by Segovia, working in communication with the composer, before they were first published. Because of Segovia's predilection for altering the musical content of his editions to reflect his interpretive preferences, many of today's guitarists prefer to examine the original manuscripts, or newer publications based on the original manuscripts in order to compare them with Segovia's published versions, so as to accept or reject Segovia's editorial decisions.

There are guitar festivals and competitions that were named after Segovia.

ALLEGRO Records LP item - PURPLE record labels with SILVER lettering - see pictures
Record Made in: USA
Pressing is in MONO
Record Speed: 33 1/3 rpm
Record Made in:  early 1960’s - ??? there is nothing on the vinyl or jacket to indicate a date of manufacture
Record Catalog Number: LEG 9006

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring the music of -

ANDRES SEGOVIA

LP Title -
ANDRES SEGOVIA PLAYS J.S. BACH

Performers on this disc include -
Andres Segovia, guitar
Edith Weiss-Mann, harpsichord

Track listings -
1. Bach (arr. Segovia): Suite for Guitar -
   a) Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012: Gavottes
   b) Lute Suite in E, BWV 996: Sarabande and Bourree
   c) Prelude No. 3 in C for Lute, BWV 999
   d) Lute Sonata No. 1 in G, BWV 1000
2. Bach (arr. Segovia): Chaconne
   a) Partita No. 3 in E for Violin, BWV 1006: Prelude
   b) Partita No. 2 in D for Violin, BWV 1004: Chaconne
3. Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971
4. Bach: Concerto No. 3 in D after Benedetto Marcello, BWV 974

CONDITION Details:
LP JACKET:
The LP jacket is in excellent plus condition.
The jacket has NO seam splits - it is completely intact and only shows some shelf wear, primarily along the seams and corners and a bit of color foxing on the front due to the dark nature of the colors used on this LP jacket.
It has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind - see pictures with this listing for a better understanding of the condition of this item.
There is NO hand writing, or stamps on the front or back of the jacket.
The cover has clean and sharp colors - see picture with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in near MINT minus condition!
It retains much of the original gloss, but there are a couple of light marks, not perfect but very nice nonetheless, especially for a record of this vintage.
The record has no very serious marks on it, obviously well taken care of.
There are a few spindle marks on the record labels.
This LP may have a slight mark or two (spider marks) which are caused by sliding the LP in and out of the inner sleeve and are usually not audible on most audio systems, depending of course, on the sensitivity of your turntable, arm and cartridge.

Please understand that this is a vintage LP record - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them (even brand new LPs).

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Allegro LP LEG-9006 NM
  • Manufacturer: Allegro Records
  • Condition: Used

ALLEGRO LP LEG-9006: ANDRES SEGOVIA plays J.S. BACH - 1960s USA

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