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John Williams — Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Album: Spanish Guitar Music
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:26
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Williams, Segovia and Bream are probably the 3 most famous and best classical
guitarist of the last 100 years, thank you RP,   Again...
So impressed with the technical prowess this song requires. Not something in my usual listening wheelhouse, but very impressed by this piece of music!
 Forest267 wrote:
Makes me wonder if Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes...
 

you know he does
 rlr511 wrote:
had a guitarist play this at our wedding.  was amazing.
 

Did he collapse when done?
My mum was - and still is at the age of nearly 82 - a huge fan of John Williams' music, so I grew up listening to his work, through classical, jazz, and as part of the classic/rock fusion supergroup 'Sky' (who I had the pleasure to see in concert a couple of times). He is a true genius and a really nice, friendly guy as well. 
Incredibly beautiful.  Soul soothing...
 gatorade wrote:
I hope it's almost over.
 
poor you
I hope it's almost over.
I grew up listening to this beautiful song
had a guitarist play this at our wedding.  was amazing.
Makes me wonder if Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes...
This variety is exactly why I come to RP every day. Thanks again.
 miahfost wrote:
Forsooth! 
For I am weary of thy plucking.
Should thou smasheth thine infernal instrument
Lords and Ladies shall exclaim;
"Thank god that crap is over."
 
*stands in unity*
 ArrayMac wrote:
I'm hearing Mike Oldfield's _Etude_ from _The Killing Fields_.  Am I correct?
 
You might be, were it not that this piece was written in 1896.

 katiediddler wrote:

Thanks again for the education. I thought I was "well listened" until I discovered RP 4 years ago. This place has become the cool older brother with the record collection that I never had.

 
I love how somebody will come to me and say your need to listen this this...  Or that...  And my usual response is.  "Yea, that's cool, I heard it on Radio Paradise a few months back."  The only thing I haven't heard here is something from b2s.nl and hard core rap.

 miahfost wrote:
Forsooth! 
For I am weary of thy plucking.
Should thou smasheth thine infernal instrument
Lords and Ladies shall exclaim;
"Thank god that crap is over."
 
What he said.


I'm hearing Mike Oldfield's _Etude_ from _The Killing Fields_.  Am I correct?

This is an commonly performed piece composed by Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea.


One of my all-time favorite classical guitar pieces!

Way to, RP!
I got whiplash when this song came on.  This is why I love RP!
Forsooth! 
For I am weary of thy plucking.
Should thou smasheth thine infernal instrument
Lords and Ladies shall exclaim;
"Thank god that crap is over."
 katiediddler wrote:

This place has become the cool older brother with the record collection that I never had.


 
{#Clap}

Pretty nice
My older brother used to play this...  I recently found some old cassettes of him playing... circa 1977.  OH, how I wish the recordings weren't on a Radio Shack mono cassette with the built-in mike... where you can hear the tape spinning... groan.

Thanks for playing this.  Brings back memories.

Thanks again for the education. I thought I was "well listened" until I discovered RP 4 years ago. This place has become the cool older brother with the record collection that I never had.


I got up from my seat for a minute, came back to catch part of this, and thought "holy crap, RP's playing Steve Hackett!"

But John's just as cool.
A masterpiece! Heard as a child the version with orchestra sang with the greek singer Nana Mouskouri...Godlike anyway! Thanks RP
 nate416 wrote:
My first add. Thanks RP!
 
{#Clap}

...reminds me of madredeus...
 nate416 wrote:
My first add. Thanks RP!
 
Awesome, I tried uploading it a few years ago but it didn't "take" at that time. I'm glad you uploaded it and it got approved finally! :D

After LoVe DOg?  Bill it just doesn't flow . . . .
Any Brits listening? Isn't this from Vision On?
And now, play "Me 'n' John Williams" by the Toy Dolls.
Just to compare their guitar styles ;)

 

the song "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" is an excellent version of the original piece composed in 1896 by spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega, as know the "Sarasate of the guitar", playing classical to guitar.

it exists one another excellent version of this part, by Mike Oldfield, will be the 10th record album
"The Killing Fields" in 1984 and It was the soundtrack album  will be the film of the same name; Mike Oldfield spent 6 months working on the score will be The Killing Fields.

** 9 **



 nate917 wrote:

Yep. Pretty amazing how he keeps the 16th notes going so evenly while plucking the arpeggio on the bottom end. He's the best alive.
 
Not even close.  You should listen Eliot Fisk.  He's much better.

This is really bad.  The tremelo is horrible, it is so uneven and heavy handed.  John Williams really drops the ball on this one.  I had to take the headphones off until this one was over.

Now, this is spanish guitar .. so beautiful .. 
cheers john cheers bill

Absoluletely wonderful peice of guitar playing it gives me goosepimples.


Bizarre! The Wikipedia Entry and Artist Website for this piece both point to John Towner Williams, the Academy Award winning film composer and longtime Boston Pops conductor who, while an accomplished pianist, does not play classical guitar. :confused: The artist here is the renowned Australian classical guitarist John Christopher Williams, of of whom Andres Segovia said: "God has touched his brow". (click here) At least we got the album illustration right! Definitely the finest classical guitarist alive today; this is one of his best... :smile:
ClaireWild wrote:
Wonderful!....Also did a one Manitas de Plata originally play this? Seem to recall from a long distant past.
This was written by Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea, (November 21, 1852 — December 15, 1909)
Wonderful!....Also did a one Manitas de Plata originally play this? Seem to recall from a long distant past.
When I was a youth back in the 60's my mother had a version of this played by Andres Sagovia. Thank you for the fond memory.
Delightful. Thank you.
palexis wrote:
Is this the sound of only ONE guitar?
Yep. Pretty amazing how he keeps the 16th notes going so evenly while plucking the arpeggio on the bottom end. He's the best alive.
At first I was afraid this was "Jared: the Butcher of Song"... :eek:
palexis wrote:
Is this the sound of only ONE guitar?
Amazing, isn't he?
You can watch him play here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3qFwlwdzVA J. palexis wrote:
Is this the sound of only ONE guitar?
Is this the sound of only ONE guitar?
hobbitt wrote:
I had a classical guitar teacher who said you had to be able to play this to be a "real" classical player. Really tough to get right. Of all the well-known classical guitarists, I like John Williams the best. I never did! :cry:
Hobbit see my comment below. I could never master the tremelo either. :lol:
I had a classical guitar teacher who said you had to be able to play this to be a "real" classical player. Really tough to get right. Of all the well-known classical guitarists, I like John Williams the best. I never did! :cry:
fredriley wrote:
Sounds like a guitar gargling ;-).
:lol:
Of all the greats who play this piece, only John's got the tremolo picking down like a machine. My favorite to try to master.
Perfect. Thank you.
Really nice piece to lull me just before I go to bed. Thanks Bill!
nate416 wrote:
My first add. Thanks RP! :angel:
Now, that's a great way to start. Thanks mate (Nate).
cool set, I think John Williams - Recuerdos de la Alhambra 9:54 am - Gabriel Rios - Las Calaveras 9:49 am - John Scofield - Green Tea 9:45 am - Morcheeba - Trigger Hippie (remix) 9:40 am - God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day
I believe that Mike Oldfield also does a wonderful version of this which featured in "The Killing Fields" Suggest you give it a play also
Sounds like a guitar gargling ;-). Pretty technically difficult, though, I'm sure.
Perfecto :music:
Exquisite. This piece is so incredibly difficult to play. I never could quite master the tremelo.
I like this guy. I've got a couple songs he does on my MP3 player as a calming influence for DC beltway traffic excursions.
Yes, truly divine talent.
Heavenly!
I think this was on my copy of his Greatest Hits vinyl in the early 70's.
My ear is caught. Viruosity.Two souls in One.
Great addition to the collection. Always makes me pause and thank god for music.
My first add. Thanks RP! :angel: