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Santiago Navascués (Guitar)

Born: 1933 - Madrid, Spain

The Spanish guitarist, Santiago Navascués, studied music at the Real-Conservatorio in Madrid. In 1963 he came to Munich, where he continued his studies at the Munich Conservatory.

In addition to preparing for his concerts, Santiago Navascués chiefly concerned himself with problems of musicology. Since 1968 he has been director of the renowned International Guitar Seminar in Reisbach, since 1972 he holds a teaching assignment at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich. He is also editor of the publishing house Biblioteca de la Guitarra.

Santiago Navascués is one of the great guitarists of the younger generation in the Spanish school. His manner of performing which is to completely ignore the technical problems of the guitar, is regarded by many as a stylistic trend, considered very influential and draws many young guitarists from all over the world to his courses. His interpretation of the classical and modern literature - schooled by a musicologist's knowledge of the great masters' intentions - can hardly be excelled. As an interpreter of J.S. Bach he enjoys a wide reputation, not only among guitarists, as a great exponent of a modern, inspired technique.



Source: Liner notes to the EP 'Biblioteca de la Guitarra' (Bestel) & LP 'Concerti for Guitar and Orchestra' (Eurodisc, 1980)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2008)

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