Oct
09

quicksilver

We have two new videos of Andrew York playing that amazing 1888 Antonio de Torres. This time he’s playing Quicksilver, from his album Denouement, and Squares Suspended, the first movement of his piece Woven Harmony from his most recent double-CD Yamour. You can now download scores to a bunch of Andrew’s music directly from his website, just click here to check it out.

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9 Responses to “Andrew York on the 1888 Torres, Part 2”

 
  1. john feeley says:

    Beautiful playing & great pieces. Lovely guitar too!
    john

    • Aviv Naamani says:

      I agree …beautiful playing especially on the second piece. I assume that the comment is by the same John Feeley who plays Irish music on classical guitar.

  2. Tom says:

    Andrew, this guitar really suits you. Ditch whatever you used for the CD, mortgage the home, cash the life insurance and send the kids out to work — you know you want to! ;-)

    Excellent pieces by the way. Congrats.

    Tom

  3. Bill Schulz says:

    Wow, “Squares Suspended”, on this guitar, gives a true suspended in time and air feeling. I liked the piece on “Yamour”, but this recording on the Torres is something special—unbelievable how much depth is here–bravo Andrew!

  4. bill says:

    Maybe I am deaf or maybe I’m just dumb
    and for certain I know I have no right to question
    But for me the sustain just didn’t come

    Sure do like Mr York’s music and playing though.

  5. Gregory says:

    beautiful guitar nice piece of music
    I would have preferred to hear it recoded more naturally .
    the reverb is totally artificial , makes the guitar sound like it
    is in a big room and the listener is thirty feet from the guitar, which
    is obviously not the case.
    the guitar, the player, the music are significant enough and needs only
    to be reorded. the enhancement at the whim of the recordist is in
    fact a falsification .

    • Bill Schulz says:

      Gregory,

      Like all else, perception varies so much. My reaction to the recording was that it was intimate, and reflects the actual resonance of this magnificent instrument.

      I can’t imagine (I could be wrong) that GSI would introduce such “falsifications” in the recording of an historic instrument.

      I hear a rich, deep, clear sound with resonance and overtones–not a mushy, mixed sound that you’d get from a reverb/big hall mix.

      Now I’m wondering about the actual recording set up.

      Was it Andrew and the Torres, or backroom fiddling? GSI?

  6. Robin says:

    Brilliant, I love both pieces of music, just wish I had talent like this!

  7. Pavlos Gypas says:

    What sound is this?my good,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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