We are very pleased to announce that just in time for the 200th anniversary of Torres birth in 1817 we will be publishing a CD of George Sakellariou playing two very special Torres guitars – an 1862 First-epoch and an 1888 Second-epoch. We consider it our mission to share the sound of these historic guitars with the world, so we were thrilled when we were able to borrow back two of the best sounding Torres guitars we had ever sold to record a full-length CD with George, one of the most sensitive and accomplished players to have recorded videos with us.
We decided to record the CD in-house, with me as engineer, in the Guitar Salon showroom where we record all of our videos. Our good friends at Apogee Electronics let us use their fantastic Ensemble Thunderbolt interface and our friends at Radial Engineering helped with some of their great PowerPre mic preamps. Between George’s beautiful playing and some of the most perfect guitars ever built, the sessions were easy and the sound was just amazing.
The tentative track list includes works by Bach, Sor, Satie, Piazzolla, Pujol, Carlevaro, and more, a few contemporary pieces, and even George’s arrangement of the Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black. We are currently mixing the CD and hope to have it published by the end of Summer or early Autumn 2017.
To get a taste, check out the video below of George playing Tarrega’s Gran Vals on the 1862 Torres he played for the CD.
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