Posts from ‘Cleveland Collection’
Australian-born guitarist Rupert Boyd, who lives in New York, was in town and stopped by to record some videos on some of the Cleveland Collection guitars. Here he is playing Piazzolla’s Otoño Porteño on a 1976 Miguel Rodriguez ‘Churchdoor’, David Russell’s arrangement of Skye Boat Song on the 1935 Hauser I, and Phillip Houghton’s Kinkachoo, I Love You on the 1969 Jose Ramirez that Segovia owned and played from 1969 to 1980.
Here’s Marc Teicholz playing the Rondeau from Bach’s Partita No. 2, BWV 826 on an amazing 1935 Hermann Hauser I from the Russell Cleveland Collection – a guitar made just two years before Segovia’s famous 1937 Hauser and a perfect example of the Hauser sound. And of course what better to play on a guitar like this than some Bach?
Here’s Yuri Liberzon (who helped us with our mic shootout) playing Leo Brouwer’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s La Muerte del Angel on a lovely 2003 Robert Ruck (ex. Barrueco) from the Russell Cleveland Collection. Yuri was a student of Barrueco at Peabody and owns a Ruck himself, so this was a perfect pairing.
Guitarist Yuri Liberzon called to arrange a video shoot and we got to talking about microphones. Yuri has a pair of Oktava mk012 modded by Michael Joly at OktavaMod and he wanted to see how they stacked up to a real pair of Neumann km84’s, which we use here for the videos we shoot. So rather than stop there we decided to compare a bunch of pairs of small-diaphragm condenser (SDC) mics. In the end we used Yuri’s OktavaMod mk012’s, a pair of Neumann km84’s, a pair of Neumann km184’s and a pair of AKG 451’s with ck28 capsules (rather than the much more common ck1 capsule which most people associate with the 451). And since we could, we decided to use Segovia’s Ramirez that he owned and played from 1969-1981, and which is part of the Russell Cleveland Collection.
The title of the piece comes from the Lord of the Rings triolgy:
“How fair are the bright eyes in the grass!
Evermind they are called, simbelmynë in this land of Men,
for they blossom in all the seasons of the year.”
The Two Towers
Huge thanks to our friends at AEA (www.ribbonmics.com) for letting us use their amazing 44ce and N22 microphones for these recordings, and also to the folks at Apogee (ApogeeDigital.com) for the use of their fantastic Ensemble interface.
Here’s Marc Teicholz playing Bach’s Partita for Keyboard No. 2 BWV 826 on a very interesting guitar from the Cleveland Collection – a 1987 Thomas Humphrey ‘Violin’, which is a ‘Millennium’ model with very unique aesthetics, originally commissioned and owned by Eliot Fisk and later owned by Marc Teicholz, who played this guitar when he won the GFA competition.
Here’s our good friend, Brazilian guitarist/composer Ricardo Giuffrida, playing two of his own compositions – Just Samba on a stunning 1976 Miguel Rodriguez ‘Churchdoor’ from the Cleveland Collection, and Choro No. 4 on a great 2005 Pepe Romero Jr. cedar and CSA rosewood guitar.
Huge thanks to the folks at Apogee (ApogeeDigital.com) for the use of their fantastic Ensemble interface.