Here’s Andrea de Vitis playing another piece by Johann Kaspar Mertz, An Malvina, on a stunning 2017 Sebastian Stenzel spruce and maple guitar that features what Stenzel himself described as “the most labor intensive purfling” he’s ever made for a guitar. You can read more about the process of making this guitar here.

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4 Responses to “Andrea de Vitis plays Mertz An Malvina (2017 Stenzel)”

  1. George Oberlander says:

    Gorgeous rendition! The guitar and Andrea’s technique yielded a very pure tone with remarkable sustain, which worked wonderfully with Mertz’s unique approach to guitar composition. There was definitely more clarity than diffuse warmth yet the sound was in no way cold or objective.

    The phrasing and dynamics were spot on and the overall conception kept the piece tightly organized.

  2. tom says:

    Wonderful on all fronts – and, of course, a demonstrator to die for. Clear-sounding guitars seem to suit Andrea de Vitis very well but I’d love to hear him on a darker-sounding instrument like some of the vintage Fletas.

  3. Steve says:

    Love the bow tie (and the playing).

  4. Vic GG says:

    Classical music has it’s own identity and people who appreciate this music genre will never go wrong.


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