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10

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Here’s Tavi Jinariu playing Francisco Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe on the 1969 Jose Ramirez guitar that Andres Segovia played from 1969 through 1980 – a stunning guitar by any measure and Tavi does it full justice with his beautiful interpretation of this great piece from Segovia’s repertoire.

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23 Responses to “Tavi Jinariu – Segovia’s Guitar”

 
  1. Paul Smith says:

    I’m blown away by the guitar and the guitarist!!!

  2. Ian Grant says:

    Beautiful guitar and lovely playing. Congrats too on the sound and visual quality of the clip. Ramirez guitars are great!

  3. Martin Weinstock says:

    Sure enjoyed this very soothing performance, at a gentle pace. Thanks kindly for posting.

  4. John Snyder says:

    My wish came true. When I heard that CGI acquired Andres Segovia’s Ramirez as part of the Cleveland Collection, I hope to hear Tavi play it. Simply amazing!

  5. Colin Houghton says:

    I have never heard a better interpretation of the wonderful Capricho Arabe on Segovia’s lovely guitar, and all at Guitar Salon.Thank you so very much.

    Kindest Regards
    Colin

    • Tavi Jinariu says:

      This piece is such a beautiful serenade and it allows for such a wide range of interpretive choices. Thanks for listening so intently.

  6. ronjazz says:

    I remember this very guitar as played by Segovia in Boston. Nice to hear it close-up, beautiful playing.

  7. George says:

    I think John Williams should play an all Barrios concert on this guitar! Lol

    • Tavi Jinariu says:

      Hi PJT,
      The guitar seems to be so out of reach right now although I would love to spend about 50 years with it. The thought of the instrument ending up in another static collection is less than enchanting. Thanks for the sympathy here; I left GSI that evening with a bit of a broken heart for having to leave that guitar behind.

  8. PJT says:

    If I had the money I would put this wonderful instrument into your highly skilled hands forever. Hope you can come to Toronto, Canada someday to play Tavi

    • Tavi Jinariu says:

      Oops, I posted this response to someone else’s comment. Here it is PJT!
      The guitar seems to be so out of reach right now although I would love to spend about 50 years with it. The thought of the instrument ending up in another static collection is less than enchanting. Thanks for the sympathy here; I left GSI that evening with a bit of a broken heart for having to leave that guitar behind.

  9. Timothy R. Jones says:

    There are not many people whom I’ve been grateful being alive at the same period of human history with, but Segovia is one of them. I saw him in concert three times, and was touched by each performance. Christopher Parkening is another, and at one concert he played one of Segovia’s guitars.

    Tavi’s performance here was emotional and flawless in its execution. Thanks for providing your customers with this treat.

    • Tavi Jinariu says:

      Not worthy to have my name in the same paragraph with those great ones, but I appreciate the compliment.

  10. kevin nguyen says:

    soulfully playing the guitar, beautiful.

  11. Hello to you all at GSI, Congratulations on purchasing this wonderful guitar. And it is wonderful to hear Mr. Jinariu
    play this instrument with Capricho Arabe. He does justice to this instrument and this piece. His playing opens new
    “angles” regarding the interpretation of this Tarrega piece. And he takes advantage of the possibilities that Tarrega
    gave in every phrase of this composition. As for the recording: Although everything has been recorded (painfully) clear,
    and that it another compliment to Mr. Jinariu’s neat playing, the higher top frequencies could have been a bit less present.
    That will add even more to the warmth most Ramirez guitars of that time posses.

    As for the guitar: It is hard to judge through the speakers of a computer and as a player you want to feel the vibration
    and the expirience the power yourself so I wouldn’t dare today anything about that. Thanks for presenting this instrument
    (AND this player again, his playing of Preludio de Adios made me give it a try as well on a Ramirez 1945! Youtube)

  12. Taso says:

    BRAVO!!!

  13. Debbie says:

    Tavi is one of the most musical players of any instrument I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Pairing that with awesome technique adds up to a virtuoso in every sense of the word. So to hear him on this wonderful guitar playing this gorgeous piece was really, really special. Tavi, you rock!

  14. Jay Rosenberg says:

    This is eerie! Last year I was in Granada and went into a music store. In the background was playing this piece and it was captivating; way more than the various buskers playing it on the streets of the city. I inquired and found that it was a CD of Segovia. Now comes Tavi’s playing on Segovia’s guitar and I swear I’m hearing some tones that are pure Segovia. But this is your own, wonderful, rendition! Kudos!

  15. Dan Fults says:

    Maestro Jinariu can bring out that Segovia-like tone from the Ramirez even without massive Segovia-like fingers. Bravo!

  16. Bob Vasquez says:

    When it all comes together perfectly, you have this video.

 

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